Interconnection Costs

Mike Jensen writes about the impact of interconnection costs on ICT. Others have suggested SkypeOut rates as a real-world indicator of the impact on the barriers to connectivity noted by Jensen.

The world is still in the middle of a seismic shift in communication architectures as internet-based networks steadily replace the circuit-switched systems that were designed for voice, while rapid innovation continues to throw new technologies into the mix. We are still in a relatively early stage of this evolution, and as a result, internet interconnection issues are complex, fast changing and not well understood.

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