Friday, October 28, 2005

Level 3 and Cogent have terms on peering

Level 3 and Cogent have hammered out a peering agreement. The Nov 9th date for Level3 to cut off the peering was getting really close, I am glad they got this resolved. I think there is going to be more of this type of activity now that there are more mergers in the works. AT&T and SBC will change the landscape a little plus with Verizon picking up MCI that will have a major impact on how the top tiers play out. I think they will need to change the definition of a tier 1 provider given these changes. The definitions are so old that they really don't fit how the service provider landscape looks today or even how it has looked for the past 5 years.
- Ed