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Inter Peer Technical Resolution

This document intends to outline practices which can help resolve inter-peer issues.

Agreement Number: __________________

 

 

BILATERAL INTERCONNECT AGREEMENT

This agreement is dated [ ] day of [ ] 1999

 

Between:

 

(1) Party A incorporated in [ ] with company number [ ] and whose registered office is at [ ]; and

 

(2) Party B incorporated in [ ] with company number [ ] and whose registered office is at [ ].

 

Whereas:

 

(A) The Parties each provide services to users of the Internet and each owns a communications network running TCP/IP and other Internet protocols.

 

(B) The Parties wish to co-operate in areas including IP Traffic exchange, support for interconnect infrastructure and operational co-ordination in order to improve their service to their customers.

 

Now it is hereby agreed as follows:

  1. Interpretation

    The following provisions shall have effect for the interpretation of this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires.

    1. The following words and expressions shall have the following meanings:
      1. "Affiliate" means any person or entity controlling, controlled by or under common control with either Party;
      2. "Autonomous System" means a connected group of one or more IP prefixes run by one or more network operators which has a single and clearly defined routing policy;
      3. "Border Gateway Protocol-4" or "BGP-4" means the industry standard as at the date of this Agreement or as subsequently modified from time to time for an inter-Autonomous System routing protocol, including support for both route aggregation and classless inter domain routing ("CIDR");
      4. "Direct Interconnection Point" means an Interconnection Point at which the Parties agree to connect their respective Networks directly under this Agreement as set out in Schedule 2;
      5. "Interconnection Point" means an interconnection point at which the Parties agree to connect their respective Networks under this Agreement;
      6. "Network" means a communications network running transmission control protocol/internet protocol ("TCP/IP") and other IP;
      7. "Peering Session" means an instance of the BGP-4 protocol running between a router of each Party at an Interconnection Point in order to pass on real time signaling information between each Party by advertisement and withdrawal of routes;
      8. "Public Interconnection Point" means an Interconnection Point, as set out in Schedule 1, at which three (3) or more internet service providers may interconnect their networks using common physical and data-link level media;
      9. "Routed Networks" means those Networks identified by network prefix and mask pairs advertised in a Peering Session by the relevant Party which relate to the Networks of that Party, its customers, and those of any third parties with whom the Party has an agreement to advertise such Networks;
      10. "Traffic" means IP Datagrams moving through any Network;
      11. "Transit Traffic" means the movement of Traffic from one Party through the Network of the other Party before delivery of such Traffic to a Third Party Network;
      12. "Third Party Network" means any Network which is not a part of either Party's Routed Networks.
    2. Any reference to laws or statutory provisions, regulations or policies shall be construed as a reference to those provisions, regulations or policies as amended or re-enacted or as their application is modified by other provisions from time to time and shall include references to any provisions of which they are re-enactments (whether with or without modification).
    3. References to "this Agreement" or to any other agreement or document referred to in this Agreement are to this agreement or such other agreement or document as amended, varied, supplemented, modified or novated from time to time.
    4. Reference to the Parties are to the Parties to this Agreement and include their respective permitted assignees and/or, in the case of other persons, successors in title to substantially the whole of their respective undertakings.
    5. Any reference to Clauses, Paragraphs and Schedules are references to clauses, paragraphs and schedules of this Agreement.
    6. References to persons shall include bodies corporate and unincorporated associations, partnerships and individuals.
    7. References to the singular shall include the plural and vice versa.
    8. References to masculine, feminine or neuter shall include references to each or all of such genders.
    9. The recitals form part of the operative provisions of this Agreement and references to this Agreement shall include references to the recitals.
    10. Headings to Clauses are for information only and shall not form part of the operative provisions of this Agreement and shall be ignored in construing the same.
    11. Use of the word "relevant" in this Agreement is intended to allow flexibility in the interpretation of the word or words immediately following such as to enable the Parties or a competent judicial or governmental body or authority to establish from time to time an appropriate interpretation for such word or words. For example, references to "relevant laws, regulations or policies" mean such laws, regulations or policies as may be deemed relevant by the Parties or a competent judicial or governmental body or authority from time to time.
  2. Scope

    This Agreement shall apply only to IP Traffic passing between the Parties' respective Networks.

  3. Connectivity and Network Peering
    1. The Parties agree to exchange IP Traffic using BGP-4 between their respective Networks at the agreed Public Interconnection Points and/or Direct Interconnection Points set out in Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 respectively provided each Party meets the operational requirements set out in Schedule 3. Each Party shall provide, at its own expense and upon a mutually agreed upon schedule, a connection from its Network to the Interconnection Points. Each Party will bear 50% of all the costs associated with the establishment of the Direct Interconnection Points.
    2. The Parties agree that the interconnection is for the exchange of Traffic between the Routed Networks of each Party only. Neither Party will use or cause the interconnection to be used for Transit Traffic.
    3. Subject to Clauses 3.4 and 3.5, neither Party is permitted to restrict the use of its Network by the other Party based on the content of the Traffic being exchanged, except as required under relevant laws, regulations or policies.
    4. Either Party may at its discretion prevent routing of Traffic to or from Third Party Networks.
    5. Either Party may at is discretion divert certain routes away from its Network due to reasonable security or legal concerns.
    6. Neither Party will establish a route of last resort directed towards the other Party's Network. Instead, the Parties will fully exchange explicit routes comprising public internet service destinations of entities to whom either Party is contractually obligated to handle Traffic.
    7. Peering will be settlement free unless otherwise mutually agreed by both Parties or if regulatory changes require a charge to be made. Any alternative arrangements, such as a move to cost recovery, must be at rates agreed by the Parties in writing.
  4. Term and Termination
    1. This Agreement shall come into force on the date of execution and shall continue in force for an initial term of one (1) year and shall continue on a month to month basis thereafter unless renewed for a specific renewal term or terminated at any time by either Party giving to the other Party sixty (60) days' written notice thereof.
    2. Without prejudice to any other rights or remedies either Party may have either under this Agreement or at law, either Party may terminate this Agreement immediately by serving notice in writing on the other Party:
      1. In the event that either Party is in default in its performance or observance of any of its obligations under this Agreement, and, in the case of a remediable breach, fails to remedy the breach within thirty (30) days; or
      2. An interim order is applied for or made, or a voluntary arrangement approved, or if a petition for a bankruptcy order is presented or a bankruptcy order is made against either Party, or if a receiver or trustee in bankruptcy is appointed of the other Party's estate, or a voluntary arrangement is proposed or approved, or an administration order is made, or a receiver or administrative receiver is appointed over any of the other Party's assets or undertakings, or a winding up resolution or petition is passed or presented (otherwise than for the purposes of reconstruction or amalgamation), or if any circumstances arise which entitle the court or a creditor to appoint a receiver, administrative receiver or administrator or to present a winding up petition or make a winding-up order; or
      3. in the event of a force majeure event that continues for a period exceeding three (3) months.
    3. The termination of this Agreement, in whole or in part, for any reason shall be without prejudice to the rights, liabilities and obligations of the Parties accruing up to and including the date of termination.
    4. Should either Party (the Customer Party) enter into a separate agreement (Transit Agreement) with the other Party (the Supplier Party) where by the Supplier Party contracts to provide transit to the Customer Party (and for the avoidance of doubt this shall include without limitation any agreement whereby the Supplier Party is contracted to advertise the routes of the Customer Party to any Third Party Network), the Supplier Party shall have the right to terminate this Agreement when the Transit Agreement becomes effective.
  5. Customer Relations and Administration

    Each Party will be responsible for communicating with its own customers with respect to its Network. Each Party shall use reasonable endeavours, according to the operational procedures set out in Schedule 3, to notify the other promptly of all reports of problems in relation to its Network that are received from customers of the other Party. It is the responsibility of each Party to screen the Traffic of its own customers who do not desire public internet access from distribution across the Interconnection Points. Each Party will independently establish the charges to its own customers for the services provided in connection with this Agreement.

  6. Customer Transmitted Data
    1. Except for data required for Traffic analysis and Traffic control being examined in order for the Parties to operate their respective Networks, neither Party shall monitor or capture the content of any data or other Traffic of the other Party which passes through the Interconnection Points. Neither Party shall modify the Network infrastructure or Interconnection Points in any way to examine any data of the other Party, except in accordance with an appropriate court order or other similar action of a governmental agency. Each Party shall keep all data it monitors or captures hereunder confidential and shall use such data solely for the purposes of operating its Network and projecting future capacity needs. Except as otherwise agreed between the Parties and with third parties as appropriate, neither Party shall provide to third parties any statistical information itemised by service provider, by company or by IP address, provided, however, that each Party may provide its customers with the customers' own statistical data.
    2. During the term of this Agreement, each Party shall ensure that any collation, retrieval and use of any personal data of any of its customers pursuant to this Agreement shall not breach any relevant laws or regulations including any data protection laws.
  7. Warranties

    Each Party warrants to the other Party that:

    1. It has the full corporate right, power and authority to enter into this Agreement and to perform its obligations hereunder;
    2. the execution of this Agreement by such Party and the performance by such Party of its obligations and duties hereunder do not and will not violate any agreement to which such Party is a party or by which it is otherwise bound;
      - And -
    3. when executed and delivered by such Party, this Agreement will constitute a legal, valid and binding obligation of such Party, enforceable against such Party in accordance with its terms.
  8. Force Majeure

    Neither Party shall be liable for any loss, damage, failure to perform or delay in performing all or any obligations under this Agreement if such loss, damage, failure or delay is due to fire, flood, earthquake, strike (of its own or other employees), labour trouble or other industrial disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), embargo, blockage, legal prohibition, riot, insurrection or any other event beyond the reasonable control of such defaulting Party, preventing or delaying the performance of such obligation, provided that such obligation shall be performed immediately upon the termination of such cause, preventing or delaying such performance.

  9. Limitation of Liability
    1. The following provisions set out the entire liability of each Party (including any liability for the acts and omissions of its employees, agents and sub-contractors) to the other Party in respect of:
      1. any breach of its contractual obligations arising under this Agreement;
        - And -
      2. Any representation, statement or tortious act or omission including negligence arising under or in connection with this Agreement.
    2. Any act or omission on the part of a Party or its employees, agents or sub-contractors falling within Clause 9.1 above shall for the purposes of this Clause 9 be known as an "Event of Default".
    3. A Party's liability to the other Party for death or injury resulting from that Party's own or that of its employees', agents' or sub-contractors' negligence shall not be limited.
    4. Subject to the provisions of Clause 9.3 above, the entire liability of a Party in respect of any Event of Default shall be limited to damages of an amount equal to fifty thousand pounds (£50,000).
    5. Subject to the provisions of Clause 9.3 above, a Party shall not be liable to the other Party in respect of any Event of Default for loss of profits, goodwill, savings or any type of special, indirect or consequential loss (including loss or damage suffered by the other Party) as a result of an action brought by the other Party or a third party even if such loss was reasonably foreseeable or the Party had been advised of the possibility of the other Party or third party incurring the same.
    6. If a number of Events of Default give rise substantially to the same loss then they shall be regarded as giving rise to only one claim under this Agreement.
    7. Each Party hereby agrees to afford the other Party not less than sixty (60) days in which to remedy any Event of Default hereunder.
    8. Except in the case of an Event of Default arising under Clause 9.3 above, a Party shall have no liability to the other Party in respect of any Event of Default unless the other Party shall have served notice of the same upon the Party within one year of the date it became aware of the circumstances giving rise to the Event of Default or the date when it ought reasonably to have become so aware.
    9. Each Party warrants that it has obtained and will keep in full force and effect throughout the term of this Agreement full public liability insurance in respect of all generally accepted risks.
    10. Nothing in this Clause 9 shall confer any right or remedy upon a Party to which it would not otherwise be legally entitled and the provisions of this Clause 9 shall continue notwithstanding the termination of this Agreement.
    11. The interconnection allows each Party to use the Network of the other Party to link to internet hosts which are customers of that other Party. Each Party acknowledges and agrees that the other Party has no effective control over the materials accessible on nor the quality of the service obtainable through the Networks, services and materials of its customers, and thus is not responsible in any way for any other part of such Networks, services and materials.
  10. Confidentiality
    1. Each Party agrees to keep confidential and use only for the purpose of exercising and performing its respective rights and obligations under this Agreement all plans, designs, drawings, trade secrets, business and other confidential information which are disclosed or made available by one Party to the other ("Confidential Information"). Each Party undertakes not to disclose to any third party such Confidential Information without the express written consent of the other.
    2. No obligation of confidentiality under this Clause 10 shall apply to Confidential Information which:
      1. is already in the possession of the receiving Party; or
      2. is obtained by the receiving Party from a third party who is under no obligation of confidence to the Party whose Confidential Information is disclosed; or
      3. enters the public domain other than by reason of any breach of this Agreement; or
      4. is disclosed without restriction by the disclosing Party; or
      5. is disclosed in compliance with a law or an order of the court or competent regulatory authority.
    3. Subject to Clause 15, each Party shall have the right to publicise that the other Party owns a Network with which it peers.
    4. The text of this Agreement itself and its Schedules are Confidential Information within the meaning of this Clause 10.
  11. Assignment

    Should either Party to this Agreement transfer any substantial proportion of its Network to another person or entity in a manner which materially diminishes the size of that Network below that at the time of execution of the agreement, or materially increases the proportion of costs born by the other party, then the other party may terminate this agreement. Neither Party shall otherwise transfer or assign its rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the other Party, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed; except that either Party may assign this Agreement to an Affiliate of such Party or in connection with a merger, acquisition or refinancing of such Party without the other Party's consent. Within sixty (60) days of an approved assignment or change in control of a Party, the other Party shall have the right to ensure the approved assignee or controlling party is in compliance with this Agreement in accordance with Schedule 3.

  12. Authorisations

    All undertakings and obligations assumed hereunder by either Party are subject to all applicable existing and future laws, rules and regulations, and are further subject to the issuance and continuance of all necessary governmental licenses, waivers, consents, registrations, permissions and approvals.

  13. Non-Exclusivity

    This Agreement shall not prohibit or restrain either Party from entering into similar agreements or relationships with third parties.

  14. Regulatory Approval

    In the event that this Agreement, or any of the terms hereof, become subject to regulatory approval, the Parties shall cooperate, to the extent reasonable and lawful, in providing such information as is necessary to complete any required filing.

  15. Public Announcements

    The Parties will co-operate to create appropriate public announcements of the relationship set out in this Agreement. No Party will make any separate public announcement without the prior consent of the other Party, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed.

  16. Invalidity

    If at any time any one or more of the provisions of this Agreement is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect under any relevant laws, regulations or policies, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be in any way affected or impaired. The Parties will attempt to substitute for any invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision a valid, legal or enforceable provision which achieves to the greatest extent possible the economic, legal and commercial objectives of the invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision.

  17. Waiver and Amendment
    1. There shall be no waiver of any term, provision or condition of this Agreement unless such waiver is evidenced in writing and signed by the waiving Party.
    2. No omission or delay on the part of a Party in exercising any right, power or privilege under this Agreement shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any such right, power or privilege preclude any other or further exercise thereof or of any other right, power or privilege. The rights and remedies herein provided are cumulative with and not exclusive of any rights or remedies provided by law.
    3. No variation to this Agreement shall be effective unless made in writing and signed by the Parties.
  18. Notices
    1. Any notice, demand or other communication to be served under this Agreement may be served upon a Party by posting by first class post or delivering or sending the same by facsimile transmission to the Party to be served at the address referred to in Schedule 4 or facsimile number given below or at such other address or number as it may from time to time notify in writing to the other Party.
    2. A notice, demand or other communication:
      1. served by first class post shall be deemed duly served forty-eight hours after posting;
      2. served by delivery shall be deemed duly served upon delivery; and
      3. sent by facsimile transmission shall be deemed to have been served at the time of transmission,

        and in proving service of the same notice it will be sufficient to prove:

      4. in the case of a letter served by first class post, that such letter was properly stamped or franked first class, addressed and placed in the post;
      5. in the case of a letter served by delivery, that such letter was properly addressed and handed to the addressee or any of its officers or other agents; and
      6. in the case of a facsimile transmission, that such facsimile was duly transmitted to a current facsimile number of the addressee at the address referred to in Schedule 4.
  19. No Partnership

    Nothing herein shall be taken to constitute a partnership between the Parties nor the appointment of one of the Parties as agent for the other.

  20. Further Assurances

    At all times after the date of this Agreement the Parties shall at their own expense execute all such documents and do such acts and things as may reasonably be required for the purpose of giving full effect to this Agreement.

  21. Counterparts

    This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts and by the Parties on separate counterparts, each of which when so executed and delivered shall be an original, but all the counterparts shall together constitute one and the same instrument.

  22. Dispute Resolution

    In the event any dispute arising out of or related to this Agreement, or the breach, termination or validity thereof cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of both Parties, then each Party shall nominate one senior officer with the rank of managing director or higher as its representative for the purpose of attempting to resolve the dispute. The representatives shall meet and shall attempt in good faith to resolve the dispute. Such representatives shall have ten (10) business days from the date on which either Party delivers written notice of the need to resolve any dispute pursuant to this Clause 22. This procedure shall be a required pre-requisite before either Party may terminate this Agreement as a result of a dispute. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Clause shall not be construed to prevent either Party from seeking and obtaining any other remedy pursuant to this Agreement.

  23. No Third Party Beneficiaries

    Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any rights on any third party not a signatory to this Agreement.

  24. Costs

    Save as expressly otherwise provided in this Agreement, each of the Parties shall bear its own legal, accountancy and other costs, charges and expenses connected with the negotiation, preparation and implementation of this Agreement and any other agreement incidental to or referred to in this Agreement.

  25. Entire Agreement

    This Agreement (together with any documents referred to herein) constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties in connection with the subject matter of this Agreement. Neither Party has relied upon any representations save for any representation expressly set out in this Agreement (or any document referred to herein).

  26. Governing Law and Submission to Jurisdiction
    1. Save where relevant laws, regulations or policies require the contrary, this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and English shall be the appropriate language and translation of this Agreement.
    2. The Parties hereby irrevocably submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the High Court of Justice in London for the purpose of hearing and determining any dispute arising out of this Agreement and for the purpose of enforcement of any judgment against their respective assets.
    3. The Parties agree that service of any writ, notice or other document for the purpose of any proceedings in such court shall be duly served upon it if delivered or sent by registered post to the address referred to in Schedule 4.

    EXECUTED by the Parties as an Agreement

     

    SIGNED by: SIGNED by:

    PRINT NAME ................................................................ PRINT NAME..................................................................

    Position held at Position held at

    Party A........................................................... Party B ............................................................

    Duly authorised officer of Party A Duly authorised officer of Party B

    WITNESSED by: WITNESSED by:

    PRINT NAME ................................................................ PRINT NAME..................................................................

     

    SCHEDULE 1 - PUBLIC INTERCONNECTION POINTS

    Public Interconnection 1

    Party A

    Party B

    Physical Address

       
         
         
         

    Circuit ID Number

       

    AS Number

       

    IP Address of BGP4 Peer

       

    DNS Name of Peer Router

       

    Speed of Connection

       

    Public Interconnection 2

    Party A

    Party B

    Physical Address

       
         
         
         

    Circuit ID Number

       

    AS Number

       

    IP Address of BGP4 Peer

       

    DNS Name of Peer Router

       

    Speed of Connection

       

    Public Interconnection 3

    Party A

    Party B

    Physical Address

       
         
         
         

    Circuit ID Number

       

    AS Number

       

    IP Address of BGP4 Peer

       

    DNS Name of Peer Router

       

    Speed of Connection

       

    Public Interconnection 4

    Party A

    Party B

    Physical Address

       
         
         
         

    Circuit ID Number

       

    AS Number

       

    IP Address of BGP4 Peer

       

    DNS Name of Peer Router

       

    Speed of Connection

       

    Public Interconnection 5

    Party A

    Party B

    Physical Address

       
         
         
         

    Circuit ID Number

       

    AS Number

       

    IP Address of BGP4 Peer

       

    DNS Name of Peer Router

       

    Speed of Connection

       

     

    SCHEDULE 2 - DIRECT INTERCONNECTION POINTS

    Direct Interconnection 1

    Party A

    Party B

    Physical Address

       
         
         
         

    Circuit ID Number

       

    AS Number

       

    IP Address of BGP4 Peer

       

    DNS Name of Peer Router

       

    Speed of Connection

       

    Direct Interconnection 2

    Party A

    Party B

    Physical Address

       
         
         
         

    Circuit ID Number

       

    AS Number

       

    IP Address of BGP4 Peer

       

    DNS Name of Peer Router

       

    Speed of Connection

       

    Direct Interconnection 3

    Party A

    Party B

    Physical Address

       
         
         
         

    Circuit ID Number

       

    AS Number

       

    IP Address of BGP4 Peer

       

    DNS Name of Peer Router

       

    Speed of Connection

       

    Direct Interconnection 4

    Party A

    Party B

    Physical Address

       
         
         
         

    Circuit ID Number

       

    AS Number

       

    IP Address of BGP4 Peer

       

    DNS Name of Peer Router

       

    Speed of Connection

       

    Direct Interconnection 5

    Party A

    Party B

    Physical Address

       
         
         
         

    Circuit ID Number

       

    AS Number

       

    IP Address of BGP4 Peer

       

    DNS Name of Peer Router

       

    Speed of Connection

       

    SCHEDULE 3 - OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

     

  27. General

    Within thirty (30) days of the Date of this Agreement and throughout the term of this Agreement, the Parties agree to cooperate and negotiate in good faith to create and adopt mutually agreeable performance and operational standards and procedures in order to facilitate the exchange of high quality, cost effective services utilising each Party's Network and the Interconnection Points.

  28. Infrastructure
    1. Each party represents that the Interconnection Point(s) are connected as part of an internal Network architecture.
    2. The data rate at which the parties will connect hereunder is set forth in Schedule 1 or Schedule 2 attached here to. Each party's backbone Network behind its Interconnection Point(s) shall have at least the same aggregate capacity as the link to the Interconnection Point(s) unless otherwise noted in Schedule 1 or Schedule 2. Each party shall note on the appropriate schedule if a Committed Information Rate ("CIR") on a specific backbone circuit is lower than the capacity of its connection to the Interconnection Point.
    3. [ EXAMPLE: Each party represents that its network connects to at least three (3) geographically- diverse Interconnection Point(s) and has a minimum dedicated bandwidth capacity of at least 45 MBps (a T3 telecommunications line) between any two of the above points. ]
    4. [ EXAMPLE: Each Party represents that the Public Interconnection Points to which its Network connects satisfies the following geographic diversity criterion: EITHER in at least the following U.S. regions at a minimum: one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast OR two Public Interconnection Points in different countries. ]
  29. Emergency and routine maintenance:
    1. Each party will exercise commercially reasonable efforts to achieve a mean time over any three (3) month period to repair of four (4) hours or less for all outages at the Interconnection Point(s). The parties will cooperate with each other in each party's efforts under this Paragraph.
    2. Each party will adopt a scheduled maintenance plan that includes providing notice of all scheduled maintenance that could cause end-to-end connectivity loss along the party's Network or at the Interconnection Point(s) for any user of more than five (5) minutes. Each party will give the other party a minimum of three (3) days prior written notice of any scheduled maintenance that is expected to result in thirty (30) minutes or more of end-to-end connectivity loss along the party's Network or at the Interconnection Point(s).
    3. Each party agrees to maintain a fully staffed network operations center ("NOC") that operates on a 24 hours/day and 7 days/week schedule, as per the contact details in Schedule 4. Each party agrees to provide the other with any updates to these details.
    4. Each party will, at its own expense and on a reasonable effort basis, provide NOC support in cooperation with the other so as to maintain the smooth operation of the internet service. The parties shall develop mutually agreed upon operational procedures for the interworking of their respective Network, including, without limitation, inter-NOC problem management information exchanges including trouble ticket tracking, and NOC escalation procedures for addressing unscheduled outages or emergency maintenance.
    5. Each party will provide the other party with certain limited access to performance and traffic data for the purpose of operational monitoring and the diagnosis of end-to-end connectivity problems. The parties will exercise reasonable efforts to develop procedures to govern the timing and other terms and conditions upon which such access will be provided.
    6. The parties shall cooperate to ensure that their respective customers shall not disrupt the other party's Network, or any equipment, systems or services forming a part of or provided on the Network.
    7. For the purposes of this Clause 3, written notice shall include noticed delivered by electronic mail.
  30. Routing.
    1. Each party should register in advance their routes, routing domains, and routing policies of its public Internet subscribers in a public Internet Routing Registry. Each party shall exercise good faith efforts to, as soon as reasonably possible, implement configuration changes to match changes in Internet Routing Registry policy.
    2. Neither party will send routes corresponding to Third Party Networks. If, without notice to the other party, either party detects such routes, it shall have the right to block such routes.
    3. Neither party will send traffic across the Interconnection Points towards the Network of the other Party, other than traffic which has a destination which lies within the Routed Network of that other Party, as determined by their BGP-4 advertisement at the time.
    4. The parties shall maintain a consistent routing announcement. The parties will present the same Autonomous System number at all mutually agreed Interconnection Point(s). The parties shall announce the same routes at Peering Sessions at each Interconnection point. Each party shall ensure that the BGP-4 attributes of each route it announces in each peering session is identical to those of that route in all other peering sessions, with the exception of the 'next-hop' attribute, and the 'MED' or 'Metri' Attribute.
    5. The parties will practice route flap dampening measures consistent with widely accepted Internet standards or acceptable use standards. Each party agrees not to generate unnecessary route flap
    6. Each party agrees not to advertise unnecessarily specific routes in its Peering Sessions.
    7. Each party agrees not advertise routes with a next-hop other than that of one of its own routers.
    8. Each party agrees, on all interfaces connected to an Interconnect, to disable: Proxy ARP, ICMP redirects, Directed broadcasts, IEEE802 Spanning Tree, Interior routing protocol broadcasts, and all other MAC layer broadcasts except ARP.
    9. Each party agrees to accept all advertisements of Routed Networks announced by the other party, and to adjust any filtering deployed in a timely manner in order to facilitate this. Each party accepts that the normal operation of BGP-4 may cause routes which are accepted not to be preferred, and under such circumstances such routes will not be propagated.
    10. Each Party's use of the Interconnect must at all times conform to the relevant standards as laid out in STD0001 and associated Internet STD documents.
  31. Compliance Review

Upon either Party's prior written request, the other Party shall provide the requesting Party with reasonable access to such Party's Network, related documentation, materials and personnel to ensure such Party is in compliance with the terms and conditions of this Schedule 3. The Parties anticipate that such compliance reviews will occur at a minimum twice per calendar year from the date of this Agreement.

SCHEDULE 4 - CONTACT INFORMATION

 

 

Operational information

Party A

Party B

24x7 NOC telephone no

   

NOC Fax

   

NOC email

   

Technical Contact Name

   

Technical Contact Title

   

Technical Contact tel no

   

Technical Contact fax no

   

 

Address for Notices

Party A

Party B

Name

   

Title

   

Address

   
     
     
     
     
     

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