interconnection costs

Reza Motamedi motamedi at
Tue Dec 22 19:11:36 UTC 2015

Thanks guys for the replies.

I wanted to clarify two things in my questions. First by peering I did not
necessarily mean "settlement free" interconnection. I meant any inter-AS
connection. My understanding is that in addition to the cost of transit
that should be paid to the transit provider, there also exists the cost of
the xconnect that is charged by the colocation provider. Secondly, my
question was more about the expenses, as opposed to the technical
costs/benefits. I have browsed through the "Peering Playbook", but I think
its more about providing a case "settlement free" peering.

Best Regards
Reza Motamedi (R.M)
Graduate Research Fellow
Oregon Network Research Group
Computer and Information Science
University of Oregon

On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 9:33 AM, James Bensley <jwbensley at> wrote:

> On 22 December 2015 at 16:44, Reza Motamedi <motamedi at>
> wrote:
> > I think there is no single answer as different businesses may have
> > different pricing models. I hope the discussion can help me understand
> the
> > whole ecosystem a little bit better.
> Hi Reza,
> I have a list of example items that need to be costed in below, it is
> by no means a definitive list though:
> Cheers,
> James.

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