Interconnection defines the interface between one network operator' infrastructure
and another and can also be used to define customer interfaces. To make
a clear distinction the following categories are provided.
Interconnection between telecommunication operators
who provide national and international coverage to its client base.
Interconnection between a telecommunications operator
who supplies products and services to a third party. That is a customer.
Telecommunications networks services include the:
- Definition of interconnects policy, and its implementation
- Creation of interconnection agreements
- Co-ordination of all technical interconnection issues
- Definition and agreement of routing and national numbering policy
- Production of all capacity forecast, see network planning
- Managing the planning and implementation of the physical interconnect
- Definition and co-ordination of accounting processes
- Definition and creation of interconnect cost/tariff models
- Definition and co-ordination of interconnect operational strategy
- Synchronisation policy.
Corporate networks services include the:
- Provision of leased line capacities nationally and internationally
- Least cost routing arrangements
- Synchronisation policy
- Tariff negotiations