Konferenzen / Workshops

04.04.2006

Bill and Keep: A New Model for Intercarrier Compensation Arrangements?

On April 4 – 5, 2006, the WIK convened a ground-breaking workshop: "Bill and Keep: A New Model for Intercarrier Compensation Arrangements?" This workshop has injected a number of fresh ideas, many of them based on North American regulatory practice, into the European debate on network interconnection in a changing and converging world.

The migration to Next Generation Networks (NGN) is prompting a reexamination of intercarrier compensation arrangements. The NGN represents a fusion of the traditional Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) with the Internet – two different worlds, with two very different traditions of intercarrier compensation. What should happen when these two worlds collide?

The workshop established that Bill and Keep has many attractive properties, including simplicity and economic efficiency; that it does not necessarily dictate what arrangements providers should offer at a retail level; and that Bill and Keep merits serious consideration as a response to the migration to the NGN.

The program as well as the presentations are available for download.

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04.04.2006

Bill and Keep: A New Model for Intercarrier Compensation Arrangements?

On April 4 – 5, 2006, the WIK convened a ground-breaking workshop: "Bill and Keep: A New Model for Intercarrier Compensation Arrangements?" This workshop has injected a number of fresh ideas, many of them based on North American regulatory practice, into the European debate on network interconnection in a changing and converging world.

The migration to Next Generation Networks (NGN) is prompting a reexamination of intercarrier compensation arrangements. The NGN represents a fusion of the traditional Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) with the Internet – two different worlds, with two very different traditions of intercarrier compensation. What should happen when these two worlds collide?

The workshop established that Bill and Keep has many attractive properties, including simplicity and economic efficiency; that it does not necessarily dictate what arrangements providers should offer at a retail level; and that Bill and Keep merits serious consideration as a response to the migration to the NGN.

The program as well as the presentations are available for download.

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