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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Akamai says it has developed a faster Internet - Is it true?

Recently I saw an Ad of Akamai in one of the website's which claimed that it has created a much much faster internet for us all. Well, I was puzzled seeing that - How can a single company create a faster internet?

Before I was about to push this aside thinking that Akamai has used advanced Fibre Optics or a proprietary network on it's own. I just went over to their website and lo I found a link for that story.

Click here to check for your self. When I tried for Bangalore to New York - I was shocked by the results. Here it is below.

Latency :
Normal Network : 972 MS / 13.79% Packet Loss
Akamai Network : 241 MS / 0% Packet Loss

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  1. Ritesh Nayak said,

    hey jason, i think their CDN technology has some part to play in their claim. Take a look at this article and you will know http://riteshnayak.com/blog/2007/01/09/content-delivery-networks-and-akamai-edge-platform/

    on 4/26/2007 4:34 PM

  2. Jason S said,

    Hi Ritesh,

    Yup ur right pal. This stuff is cool.

    Jason S

    on 4/26/2007 4:48 PM