Check out Smartcom’s top 50 peering sessions from all three Internet Exchange locations. Peering Sessions Link
Smartcom Telephone is the only Internet Service Provider the South Texas Region with 3 diversely routed and geographically dispersed Internet Exchange Connections.
Benefits to our customers
- Greater Control – Peering keeps traffic local. With a transit connection, data follows any path over the Internet, so if there is packet loss or latency, the network user is vulnerable to the downtime experienced by its transit provider. On the other hand, a network user that is on a peered network has the ability to adjust their routing across different segments if slowdowns or issues occur.
- Improved Network Performance – Traffic that is kept local can result in faster connections between the two peered networks. Moreover, attempts can be made to use a direct path and bypass possible bottlenecks if they arise.
- Increased Redundancy – Reducing dependence of one or more transit providers is an advantage of participating in network peering.
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