Network Peering results when two networks that wish to establish an ‘interconnection’ between their networks. Depending on the nature of data that wishes to be exchanged, certain relationship roles are applied to both networks. When a ‘small’ network wishes to connect to a ‘large’ network, the small network typically pays the large network for access to their network. As a result the small network becomes a [transit] customer of the large network.
A lesser known peering relationship is formed when two carriers establish a mutually beneficial relationship, resulting in ‘settlement-free’ peering; where neither carrier pays the other for access each others’ network and [transit] customers.
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