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Or I can't, as I'm starting to think of them.
We gotreallyclose to the ITU running it, which would've been a far superior solution. That way, at least every country gets an equal vote in what happens.
Interestingly, the internet community went to an enormous amount of effort to re-invent exactly the model which the ITU developed a few decades ago, only they call it accounting rates, and it's based around balancing traffic, with an imbalance resulting in a charge-payment to the country (now carrier) carrying the additional traffic. Clearly, (or perhaps not?) this has to take into account the a-end (originating end) of a call, as this is the end which gets to bill (on a per-minute or call basis in telco land again).
I guess you could say that it took the IETF about 40 years to get to where the ITU were 40 years ago :-) (no, I haven't checked dates).
-- end Mark Kent -- mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk Economists state their GNP growth projections to the nearest tenth of a percentage point to prove they have a sense of humor. -- Edgar R. Fiedler