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Conference paper "Internet exchanges as organisers in the interconnection market"

Uta Meier-Hahn

Today’s internet is made up of more than 48 000 networks, mostly operated by private actors. Together, they produce connectivity – a resource they all depend upon when doing business. In order to establish connectivity these competitors need to cooperate. Internet exchanges offer technical facilities for networks to “meet” and exchange traffic. I argue that internet exchanges have a specific disposition to act as organisers that facilitate the cooperation. This disposition and their organisational practices are analysed through the lens of concepts that are rooted in the economics of convention.

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Internet exchange points are to speed up internet development

Uta Meier-Hahn

In order for the Internet to grow it is important to build more Internet Exchange Points and to localize data – experts expressed this point of view in many workshops at the Internet Governance Forum 2012 in Baku. To understand this recommendation, it is fruitful to have a look at the idea behind Internet Exchange Points, new developments and the surrounding regulatory contexts.

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