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A Tier 2 network is an Internet service provider which engages in the practice of peering with other networks, but which also purchases IP transit to reach some portion of the Internet.

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Tier 2 providers are the most common Internet service providers, as it is much easier to purchase transit from a Tier 1 network than to peer with them and attempt to become a Tier 1 carrier.

The term Tier 3 is sometimes also used to describe networks who solely purchase IP transit from other networks to reach the Internet.

List of large or important Tier 2 networks

Name AS Number August 2021 degree [1] [2] Reason
Hurricane Electric 69399243IPv4: Purchases transit from Telia Carrier/AS1299. [3]
IPv6: Does not provide IPv6 routing/connectivity to Cogent/AS174. [4]
Telkom Indonesia International 7713551Purchases transit from Level3/AS3356, Cogent/AS174, Telia Carrier/AS1299, NTT America/AS2914, Telecom Italia Sparkle/AS6762, Tata Communications/AS6453, Singtel/AS7473.
Korea Telecom 4766578Purchases transit from Level3/AS3356, Telia Carrier/AS1299, Cogent/AS174, Telecom Italia Sparkle/AS6762.
HGC Global 9304637Purchases transit from Cogent/AS174, NTT America/AS2914, Telecom Italia Sparkle/AS6762, Tata Communications/AS6453.
Fibrenoire 22652127Purchases transit from Telia Carrier/AS1299, Cogent/AS174, Tata Communications/AS6453, GTT/AS3257.
SK broadband 9318537Purchases transit from Telia Carrier/AS1299, Cogent/AS174, NTT America/AS2914, Tata Communications/AS6453, PCCW Global/AS3491, Verizon/AS701.
TDC 3292191Purchases transit from Level3/AS3356, Telia Carrier/AS1299.
Internet Initiative Japan 2497329Purchases transit from Level3/AS3356, Cogent/AS174, Verizon/AS701, NTT America/AS2914.
Vodafone (formerly Cable and Wireless)1273303Purchases transit from Telia Carrier/AS1299.
KDDI 2516308Purchases transit from Level3/AS3356, Telia Carrier/AS1299, Verizon/AS701, Global Telecom & Technology (GTT)/AS3257.
PT Mora Telematika Indonesia 23947243Purchases transit from Cogent/AS174, Global Telecom & Technology (GTT)/AS3257, Hurricane Electric/AS6939.
China Telecom 4134/4809318Purchases transit from Level3/AS3356.
China Unicom 4837310Purchases transit from Level3/AS3356.
Chunghwa Telecom 3462364Purchases transit from Tata Communications/AS6453.
British Telecom 5400151Purchases transit from Level3/AS3356, Telia Carrier/AS1299, NTT America/AS2914.
Comcast 7922192Purchases transit from Tata Communications/AS6453, NTT America/AS2914.
Tele2 (formerly SWIPNet)1257167Purchases transit from Sprint/AS1239, Cogent/AS174.
KCOM Group 1239069Purchases transit from KPN/AS286, Level 3/AS3356, Cogent/AS174, NTT America/AS2914.
Spirit Communications 271182Purchases transit from Level3/AS3356, Cogent/AS174, Telia Carrier/AS1299, NTT America/AS2914.
Stealth Communications 800247Purchases transit from Cogent/AS174, NTT America/AS2914.
Internap 1474433Purchases transit from Cogent/AS174, NTT America/AS2914, Verizon/AS701.
FiberRing 3893035Purchases transit from NTT America/AS2914, Telia Carrier/AS1299, Tata Communications/AS6453, Cogent/AS174.
Core-Backbone GmbH 338911311Purchases transit from Level3/AS3356, Telia Carrier/AS1299.
Fiber Telecom 413272145Purchases transit from Level3/AS3356, GTT/AS3257, Telecom Italia Sparkle/AS6762, Telia Carrier/AS1299.
Singtel 7473359Purchases transit from Telia Carrier/AS1299, Zayo/AS6461, Tata Communications/AS6453 and PCCW Global/AS3491.
SG.GS 24482417Purchases IP transit from NTT America/AS2914, Cogent/AS174 and Tata Communications/AS6453.
Turk Telekom International
(d/b/a Euroweb.ro)
9121/6663250Purchases IP transit from Level3/AS3356, Telia Carrier/AS1299, NTT America/AS2914, Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier/AS3320, China Telecom/AS4134&AS4809.

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