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Mergers, Acquisitions and Financial Results

ISSUE 156: IXPS - THE "NO-BRAINER" SOLUTION

At one level it is - but look at it from the point of view of an existing ISP. They have secured their international capacity and overcome the barrier to entry - now with local IXPS they will face increased competition. There is a similar argument against forcing the PTT to resell international capacity a cost - again it makes it easier for new entrants. But hopeful reduced prices should stimulate the market. It is the old story - it is often not the pioneers that make the money but the followers.

Dr John M Hunter
Hunter Associates