Evaluating the Key Factors for the Success of International Data Transit

Document Type : Original Article


1 Faculty of Policy Research, Iran Telecommunication Research Center

2 Faculty member of Information Technology Department, Research Institute for Information and Communication Technology


Access to international cable systems (often submarine) or satellite systems and manage incoming and outgoing international voice, and data traffic is provided by connecting national networks to regional and global systems. In this connectivity provided through the international gateways in each country, there is a capacity to transmit data between different countries or points outside the country to help this overall connectivity called data transit. In this paper, we will evaluate the key factors that lead to the success of data transit. Fuzzy cognitive mapping is used for this purpose. The statistical population of this study is selected from experts and professors in the field of telecom capacity. In the first step, the key success factors are identified based on the opinions of 15 experts and then based on four initial impact matrices, fuzzy impact matrix, impact power matrix, and the final effect matrix, and Mental Modeler software creates the fuzzy cognitive mapping.