I did ask Chris just what constituted "a peer" and his answer is it's based
on traffic volumes to withing "a few percent" overseas.
He gave me the example of a company in Wellington wanting to shift a lot of
traffic to Auckland. They peer with Telecom at WIX and Telecom pays for the
transport to Auckland. He would rather they peer in Auckland and pay
someone to transport the data that far.
Can anyone knock holes in this for me? Does it stand up? Are companies in
NZ engaged in such practices and does it really impact on a carrier's
(sorry if this is verging on the OT).