Hi, I am trying to update my business plan for a company I will be starting with better information than "that sounds good." Can anyone answer any of these questions?
#1 What are ballpark monthly costs $USD for a high quality 43 megabit/ s leased private line between Chicago and Hong Kong through reputable telcos?
#2 If I establish a private line network including Chicago, San Francisco, Hong Kong, London, Berlin, Rio De Janeiro, Tokyo, and Bangladore, what is the approximate minimum number of reputable telcos I am going to have to deal with? In other words, to what degree do "global telcos" provide global coverage?
#3 Data traveling at the speed of light (by my calculations) would take about 42ms to travel from Chicago to Hong Kong. What is a realistic estimate of how long it would take a packet to travel that route over my leased private line? (I can't imagine how much equipment my packet passes through, or how much delay each piece of equipment adds.) Presumably it is going to be a lot faster than over the Internet.
#4 Suppose I have a customer in Hong Kong who is connected to a generic ISP. He is using my custom software on his PC to talk to my server in Chicago. Am I correct in assuming that it is impossible to make the Internet route his packets through my leased private line (which I would like to only allow traffic for my customers), because I have no control over the routers his packets will pass through?