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Title: Internet Performance Analysis of South Asian Countries Using End-to-End Internet Performance Measurements

Abstract

Internet performance is highly correlated with key economic development metrics of a region. According to World Bank, the economic growth of a country increases 1.3% with a 10% increase in the speed of the Internet. Therefore, it is necessary to monitor and understand the performance of the Internet links in the region. It helps to figure out the infrastructural inefficiencies, poor resource allocation, and routing issues in the region. Moreover, it provides healthy suggestions for future upgrades. Therefore, the objective of this paper is to understand the Internet performance and routing infrastructure of South Asian countries in comparison to the developed world and neighboring countries using end-to-end Internet performance measurements. The South Asian countries comprise nearly 32% of the Internet users in Asia and nearly 16% of the world. The Internet performance metrics in the region are collected through the PingER framework. The framework is developed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA and is running for the last 20 years. PingER has 16 monitoring nodes in the region, and in the last year PingER monitors about 40 sites in South Asia using the ubiquitous ping facility. The collected data is used to estimate the key Internet performance metrics ofmore » South Asian countries. The performance metrics are compared with the neighboring countries and the developed world. Particularly, the TCP throughput of the countries is also correlated with different development indices. Further, worldwide Internet connectivity and routing patterns of the countries are investigated to figure out the inconsistencies in the region. Furthermore, the performance analysis revealed that the South Asia region is 7-10 years behind the developed regions of North America (USA and Canada), Europe, and East Asia.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3]
  1. Guangzhou Univ., Guangzhou (People's Republic of China)
  2. Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Palo Alto, CA (United States)
  3. Univ. of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1440518
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-17205
Journal ID: ISSN 2164-7062; TRN: US1900817
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing, Workshops and Phd Forum
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2017; Conference: 15. IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications and 16. IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, Guangzhou (China), 12-15 Dec 2017; Journal ID: ISSN 2164-7062
Publisher:
IEEE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; Internet performance monitoring; PingER; packet loss; ping; round trip time

Citation Formats

Ali, Saqib, Wang, Guojun, Cottrell, Roger Leslie, and Masood, Sara. Internet Performance Analysis of South Asian Countries Using End-to-End Internet Performance Measurements. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISPA/IUCC.2017.00201.
Ali, Saqib, Wang, Guojun, Cottrell, Roger Leslie, & Masood, Sara. Internet Performance Analysis of South Asian Countries Using End-to-End Internet Performance Measurements. United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISPA/IUCC.2017.00201
Ali, Saqib, Wang, Guojun, Cottrell, Roger Leslie, and Masood, Sara. Mon . "Internet Performance Analysis of South Asian Countries Using End-to-End Internet Performance Measurements". United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISPA/IUCC.2017.00201. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1440518.
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author = {Ali, Saqib and Wang, Guojun and Cottrell, Roger Leslie and Masood, Sara},
abstractNote = {Internet performance is highly correlated with key economic development metrics of a region. According to World Bank, the economic growth of a country increases 1.3% with a 10% increase in the speed of the Internet. Therefore, it is necessary to monitor and understand the performance of the Internet links in the region. It helps to figure out the infrastructural inefficiencies, poor resource allocation, and routing issues in the region. Moreover, it provides healthy suggestions for future upgrades. Therefore, the objective of this paper is to understand the Internet performance and routing infrastructure of South Asian countries in comparison to the developed world and neighboring countries using end-to-end Internet performance measurements. The South Asian countries comprise nearly 32% of the Internet users in Asia and nearly 16% of the world. The Internet performance metrics in the region are collected through the PingER framework. The framework is developed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA and is running for the last 20 years. PingER has 16 monitoring nodes in the region, and in the last year PingER monitors about 40 sites in South Asia using the ubiquitous ping facility. The collected data is used to estimate the key Internet performance metrics of South Asian countries. The performance metrics are compared with the neighboring countries and the developed world. Particularly, the TCP throughput of the countries is also correlated with different development indices. Further, worldwide Internet connectivity and routing patterns of the countries are investigated to figure out the inconsistencies in the region. Furthermore, the performance analysis revealed that the South Asia region is 7-10 years behind the developed regions of North America (USA and Canada), Europe, and East Asia.},
doi = {10.1109/ISPA/IUCC.2017.00201},
journal = {IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing, Workshops and Phd Forum},
number = ,
volume = 2017,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {5}
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TABLE 1 TABLE 1: Internet user statistics in South Asia dated March 31, 2017

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