• Journal of Internet Computing and Services
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Interconnection Fee or Access fee? - Focusing on ISP-CP settlement dispute -


Dae-Keun Cho, Journal of Internet Computing and Services, Vol. 21, No. 5, pp. 9-20, Oct. 2020
10.7472/jksii.2020.21.5.9, Full Text:
Keywords: Access, Interconnection, Internet, Interconnection fee, Price

Abstract

This study redefines the networks’ connection behaviors and the terms confusion over the settlement in Netflix-SK Broadband's dispute through domestic and foreign legal references. Conflict parties, academics and the media use the terms "interconnection fee" or "Access fee" without uniformity, and in some cases mixes for strategic purposes. The use of different terms for the same phenomenon (or vice versa) has a high need for research in that it makes it difficult to reach a unified approach to the problem, to discuss it productively and rationally, and, moreover, to resolve disputes. Therefore, this study cross-referenced/analyzed terms related to network utilization and connectivity, namely "Use", "Access", "Interconnection" and thus cost-related terms as a counter-pay. In addition, it suggests that interconnection fees and access fees should be used separately, and allows them to function as a starting point in resolving future ICT sector issues. As a result of this study, the price against the network access/use between Netflix and SK Broadband is access fee or retail price, and proposes to be used uniformly in the term "interconnection fee" only for fees incurred in interconnection between ISPs that possess or operate networks.


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[APA Style]
Dae-Keun Cho (2020). Interconnection Fee or Access fee? - Focusing on ISP-CP settlement dispute -. Journal of Internet Computing and Services, 21(5), 9-20. DOI: 10.7472/jksii.2020.21.5.9.

[IEEE Style]
D. Cho, "Interconnection Fee or Access fee? - Focusing on ISP-CP settlement dispute -," Journal of Internet Computing and Services, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 9-20, 2020. DOI: 10.7472/jksii.2020.21.5.9.

[ACM Style]
Dae-Keun Cho. 2020. Interconnection Fee or Access fee? - Focusing on ISP-CP settlement dispute -. Journal of Internet Computing and Services, 21, 5, (2020), 9-20. DOI: 10.7472/jksii.2020.21.5.9.