The Polish telecom regulator wishes to impose ex ante obligations on Internet interconnection agreements (Telekomunikacja Polska)

Background reminder The Internet is often called the “network of networks”. A local Internet Service Provider (ISP) wishing to offer Internet services to end-users has to connect with other networks in order to allow his end-users to exchange traffic with other end users or content providers beyond its own local network. In order to reach networks in a far distance, an ISP has to connect to larger networks which can link ISPs to each other. Such connectivity can be acquired either by “peering”, the meaning by mutual and free exchange of traffic between two networks, or by “transit”, meaning through the provision, in consideration of a fee, of access to the Internet via a network. Peering offers access only to the customers of the other network whereas a transit supplier gives access to the

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  • Autorité de la concurrence (Paris)

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Mathieu Guennec, The Polish telecom regulator wishes to impose ex ante obligations on Internet interconnection agreements (Telekomunikacja Polska), 29 juin 2007, e-Competitions June 2007, Art. N° 14245

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