TMCNet:  Level 3 and XO Communications announce settlement-free peering agreement

[January 08, 2013]

Level 3 and XO Communications announce settlement-free peering agreement

Jan 08, 2013 (M2 EQUITYBITES via COMTEX) -- Provider of communications services Level 3 Communications Inc (NYSE:LVLT) and XO Communications, a provider of advanced IP communications, managed network and hosted IT services, announced on Monday the signing of a long-term settlement-free Internet traffic exchange agreement, or a peering agreement, that is based on the bit-mile balance approach.


This peering agreement ensures that customers on each of the companies' networks can continue to exchange data with customers on the other company's network efficiently and cost-effectively. It is based on the bit-mile peering approach which measures both the volume of traffic exchanged and the distance over which that traffic is carried by each network.

Also, in order to keep the relationship equitable and settlement-free, both networks carry approximately the same bit-miles of data, a model that promotes efficient, high-quality service for customers, while ensuring a balanced cost burden across each network.

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