Interconnection

In telecommunications, interconnection is the physical linking of a carrier's network with equipment or facilities not belonging to that network. The term may refer to a connection between a carrier's facilities and the equipment belonging to its customer, or to a connection between two (or more) carriers.

In United States regulatory law, interconnection is specifically defined (47 C.F.R. 51.5) as "the linking of two networks for the mutual exchange of traffic."

One of the primary tools used by regulators to introduce competition in telecommunications markets has been to impose interconnection requirements on dominant carriers.

Other articles related to "interconnection":

Midwest Reliability Organization
... The MRO region lies within the Eastern Interconnection and occupies upper midwestern North America, covering all of the states of Minnesota, North Dakota and Nebraska ... current ties which connect the Eastern interconnection to the Western Interconnection, and also has ties to non-NERC systems in Northern Canada ...
Alexander Muse - LayerOne
... Muse wrote a 300 page business plan detailing his concept for neutral interconnection points in each major city in the United States ... Muse pioneered the concept of 'buy-side' interconnection, whereby carriers were encouraged to participate in 'pooling points' in major cities without upfront ... Within three years the company provided interconnection services to every major and most minor telecommunications companies in the United States with the ...
Layer One - Services
... LayerOne was a provider of network-neutral data centers and interconnection services, offering colocation, traffic exchange and outsourced IT ... The company pioneered the concept of 'buy-side' interconnection, whereby carriers were encouraged to participate in 'pooling points' in major cities ... Within three years the company provided interconnection services to every major and most minor telecommunications companies in the United States with the ...
Interconnection - History - Europe
... Outside of the US, Interconnection or "Interconnect regimes" also take into account the associated commercial arrangements ...