Network Peering results when two networks that wish to establish
an 'interconnection' between their networks. Depending on the
nature of data that wishes to be exchanged, certain relationship
roles are applied to both networks. When a 'small' network wishes
to connect to a 'large' network, the small network typically pays
the large network for access to their network. As a result the
small network becomes a [transit] customer of the large network.
A lesser known peering relationship is formed when two carriers establish
a mutually beneficial relationship, resulting in 'settlement-free' peering;
where neither carrier pays the other for access each others' network
and [transit] customers.
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