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Subject: Re: IP-tel
From: Mikael Abrahamsson <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Network management discussion for Nordic region <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 24 Jan 2003 13:52:58 +0100
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On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, Patrik Fältström wrote:

> So, who should pay? Everyone 98SEK/month extra, or the 98 which move to
> the high volume class 1003SEK/month?

I think you're definately on the right track here.

I am all for high access-speeds but volume based billing, preferrably with
different classes there as well, with free local, cheap national and
high-priced international bw, preferrably in steps.

Either that or just do it the simple way, total measuing of the traffic on
the port. Either you transfer less than 5 gigs per month and you're
considered a low usage user, transfer less than 50 gigs per month and
you're considered a normal customer, transfer more than that and you're
considered a high-volume customer and you have to pay even more.

If possible, measure this at your global transit routers instead of at the
local port. Email customers once a week with their total usage or when
they pass a tariff limit.

Look at an ethernet based ISP with 10 megabit/s customers. Their local
loop with ethernet of different speeds is fairly cheap to produce.
National network capacity isn't that bad either. Global transit is
expensive.

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Mikael Abrahamsson    email: [log in to unmask]

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