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Re: Peering Breakeven Analysis White Paper

  • From: Martin Picard
  • Date: Thu Jun 28 15:58:03 2001

I'd be very interested in reading it but no reference to the document
was included.

----- Message d'origine -----
De : "William B. Norton" <>
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Envoyé : 28 juin, 2001 14:46
Objet : Peering Breakeven Analysis White Paper

> Hi all -
> After about 6 months, I've finally finished a presentable draft of a
> community white paper I'd like to share with a handful of interested
> The draft is titled "The Peering Breakeven Analysis Graph: An ISP Peering
> Cost Savings Analysis" and finishes up the research I've done with the
> Peering Coordinator Community. It complements the "Internet Service
> Providers and Peering" white paper that I know many of you have read and
> focuses on its business case for peering that Bill St. Arnaud cited at a
> Here is the Abstract:
> --------------------------------
> During the recent economic turmoil, Internet Service Providers are looking
> for ways to reduce their costs of providing Internet services. Chief among
> their costs are telecommunications costs, the cost of getting traffic to
> the other networks of the Internet.
> Discussions with ISP Peering Coordinators identified Internet Service
> Provider (ISP) "Peering" as one of the most effective methods of reducing
> telecommunications costs for ISPs. The ISP Peering Coordinator's job is to
> establish and effectively manage this interconnection between ISPs. Goals
> include maximizing efficiency and minimizing costs of interconnect costs.
> As demonstrated in the "Internet Service Providers and Peering " earlier
> work, the job requires a rare combination of technical and business acumen
> with good people and negotiating skills.
> This paper introduces the ISP Peering Coordinators terminology and the
> tools and analysis typically used. We demonstrate these with a specific
> implementation and generalize them in the form "Peering Break Even
> Graph". This is the business case for Internet Service Provider peering
> based on current practices and market prices.
> -------------------------------------
> If you can help and have the inclination to read it (it is only six pages)
> and comment, please send me e-mail:
> Thanks -
> Bill
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -------------------------------------------------
> William B. Norton Co-Founder and Chief Technical Liaison Equinix
> 650.315.8635

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