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.

  1. Interconnection between telecommunication operators who provide national and international coverage to its client base.
  2. 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