Revista de Ingeniería
versão impressa ISSN 0121-4993
BELTRAN, Fernando. Evolution of Network Access Points (NAPs) and agreements among Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in South America. rev.ing. [online]. 2006, n.23, pp. 109-118. ISSN 0121-4993.
This paper presents the main aspects of the historical development and the current issues at stake in the South American Internet access market: the interconnection schemes for the exchange of local and regional traffic in the South American region, the incentives Internet access providers have for keeping or modifying the nature of the agreements, and the cost recovery methods at the traffic exchange points. Some threats to the stability of the scheme for domestic traffic exchange adopted throughout the region are also identified and subsequently illustrated with country-cases.
Palavras-chave : Internet traffic exchange points; Interconnection agreements.