Publication detail

Macroscopic Geographical Speed of Data Transmission in European Internet

KOMOSNÝ, D. MEHIC, M. VOZŇÁK, M.

Original Title

Macroscopic Geographical Speed of Data Transmission in European Internet

English Title

Macroscopic Geographical Speed of Data Transmission in European Internet

Type

journal article in Web of Science

Language

en

Original Abstract

The paper deals with geographical speed of IP data transmission in the European Internet. We measure the speed using a set of PlanetLab servers with known physical location. Based on the results we identify typical maximum geographical distance that data can travel for given communication latency, provided that the linear latency-to-distance transformation is preferred. An estimation of the typical maximum distance between two Internet nodes may help to improve certain geolocation problems. We show that the typical maximum distance results in a smaller delimited area of possible node locations, still including the correct location.

English abstract

The paper deals with geographical speed of IP data transmission in the European Internet. We measure the speed using a set of PlanetLab servers with known physical location. Based on the results we identify typical maximum geographical distance that data can travel for given communication latency, provided that the linear latency-to-distance transformation is preferred. An estimation of the typical maximum distance between two Internet nodes may help to improve certain geolocation problems. We show that the typical maximum distance results in a smaller delimited area of possible node locations, still including the correct location.

Keywords

Internet; distance; speed; latency; measurement; PlanetLab; location; geolocation

Released

15.12.2017

ISBN

1392-124X

Periodical

Information Technology and Control

Year of study

46

Number

4

State

LT

Pages from

521

Pages to

529

Pages count

9

Documents

BibTex


@article{BUT141036,
  author="Dan {Komosný} and Miralem {Mehic} and Miroslav {Vozňák}",
  title="Macroscopic Geographical Speed of Data Transmission in European Internet",
  annote="The paper deals with geographical speed of IP data transmission in the European Internet. We measure the speed using a set of PlanetLab servers with known physical location. Based on the results we identify typical maximum geographical distance that data can travel for given communication latency, provided that the linear latency-to-distance transformation is preferred. An estimation of the typical maximum distance between two Internet nodes may help to improve certain geolocation problems. We show that the typical maximum distance results in a smaller delimited area of possible node locations, still including the correct location.",
  chapter="141036",
  doi="10.5755/j01.itc.46.4.16113",
  howpublished="online",
  number="4",
  volume="46",
  year="2017",
  month="december",
  pages="521--529",
  type="journal article in Web of Science"
}