One liner sniping from the side and no meaningful contribution, consider registering Coward #1... Lets just apply Occam's razor
There is no dispute that MTN hosting clients and Mweb ADSL clients pay for their data. The argument is that you propose MTN clients get 25% of the cost saving and MWEB 75%. No commercial entity is going to give that away and hence, IF the traffic is so far lopsided, MTN is not going to peer for free. End of story.Both MTN and MWeb have been paid for the 150mb of traffic.
You are right, nothing technically stops MWEB from shaping MTN's traffic to equal what MWEB is pushing. However this is prohibited in most peering contracts.Why do you insist that money must change hands for something that can be accomplished by shaping the data throughput between two networks?
Yes, the fact of the matter here is that they should have peered in a proof of concept agreement, evaluated the result and then made a decision. MWEB's approach was to rock the boat in a publicity stunt at the cost of their own user base.I can see clearly that MWeb has a strong and growing number 2 (user base), and have realised that their bargaining strength has changed completely.