OECD says internet model using voluntary contracts efficient

Monday 22 October 2012 | 21:11 CET | News
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The existing internet model works extremely well and has promoted growth and brought prices for data down to 100,000 times less than that of a voice minute, according to a study by the OECD. A survey of 4,300 networks, representing 140,000 direct exchanges of traffic on the internet, found that 99.5 percent of 'peering agreements' were on a handshake basis, with no written contract and the exchange of data happening with no money changing hands. In many locations, multilateral agreements are in place, using a route server, where hundreds of networks will agree to exchange traffic for free

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