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That bit above would have been useful to quell the flame war that erupted after their launch of DStv on Demand. At the time, we all thought it was just them being greedy.The reason: MultiChoice said that DStv on Demand online content will only be available to networks (hence ISPs) which agree to an open peering arrangement with MWEB. This is clearly an attempt to force the larger providers to peer with MWEB – something which has been challenging in the past.
There is a tiny spot of light at the end of the tunnel
Basically companies like IS, Telkom, MTN etc, charge ISP's usually small ISPs,a fee usually per 64K in the old days (not sure nowadays) to access their network. Even in peering points like JINX some ISP's were wanting to charge for other ISP's to connect to them (ethically very wrong). They jusify this by saying our content on our network is worth more that your network and that they have to backhaul the bandwidth cost of you letting your users access their network.Noob Q:
What does it mean if they no longer going to pay?
I am trying to figure out what this interconnect is all about, i also want to know what the consequences of "Stop paying" is going to be.
More so, what could the impact thereof be to the consumer