Making interconnection agreements between networks more dynamic

Nick Hilliard nick at foobar.org
Tue May 23 19:02:20 UTC 2017


Pedro de Botelho Marcos wrote:
> The current approach for establishing
> agreements is cumbersome, typically requiring lengthy discussions.

i'm not sure the available data supports this conclusion:

> http://berec.europa.eu/eng/document_register/subject_matter/berec/download/0/6574-2016-survey-of-internet-carrier-intercon_0.pdf

which notes:

> Of the total analyzed agreements, 1,347 (0.07%) were formalized in
> written contracts. This is down from 0.49% in 2011. The remaining
> 1,934,166 (99.93%) were “handshake” agreements in which the parties
> agreed to informal or commonly understood terms without creating a
> written document.

Nick


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