Top 10 Asian IP transit NSPs - 2012Q3

Renesys
Rank
NSP
Country
Q1 Rank
Q1 Rank
Rank Change
% of Q3 Leader
1
NTT Communications
Tier 1
1
1
unch
100
2
KDDI Corp
JP
3
3
+1
52
3
Tata Communications
Tier 1
2
2
-1
51
4
China Telecom
CN
6
6
+2
50
5
PCCW Global
~Tier 1
4
4
-1
39
6
Pacnet Global
HK/SG
5
5
-1
34
7
Softbank Telecom
JP
7
7
unch
28
8
CNC Group China 169 Backbone
CN
8
8
unch
23
9
Tata Communications
IN
11
9
unch
18
10
IIJNET
JP
9
10
unch
17

The big shift in the period was China Telecom moving up two positions to fourth, rising from 35% of the leader to 50%, passing Pacnet and PCCW for Asian wholesale. PCCW and Pacnet were fairly stable, allowing China Telecom to pass them. 

NTT Communications widened its position on top as KDDI moved to second and Tata Commications (tier 1) dropped to third. The No 2 and 3 NSPs accounted for 52% and 51% of the leader's traffic compared to 57% and 58% in Q2.

KDDI is getting more wholesale business from Softbank, eAccess and Tokai.  These are independently modest changes, but collectively were enough for it to climb past Tata. Tata is relatively stable, only small shifts and no major losses.

At the bottom of the ranking there were no changes.

This quarterly ranking has been created for Telecom Asia by Renesys Corp and is based network service providers with both a footprint in Asia and a large customer base in Asia. The idea is to target the players serving the needs of Asia-to-Asia business and excludes wholesale providers such as Level 3 which don't have a presence in Asia.

Renesys has been monitoring IP traffic for 10 years and looks 350,000 routes. The ranking is based on downstream traffic at the edge, middle and core of the network.

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