Peering with the Incumbent

Fredy Künzler

Playlists: 'denog12' videos starting here / audio

Many of us agree that peering policies of some incumbents are broke. Init7 (AS13030) took this topic to regulator and court and won the case after seven years. During that time the cartel of Swisscom and Deutsche Telekom had to be ended. This talk will summarize the timeline and will try to give an outlook.

The seven-year process involved several judges. The last judge (Swiss Bundesverwaltungsgericht) made some remarkable statements:

«The ISP has a technical monopoly over its customers»

«IP transit is not a substitute for peering»

«Traffic ratio must not be a price criteria»

«Swisscom is dominating the market»