End of Cogent-Sprint peering wars?

Are Sprint AS1239 and Cogent AS174 finally going to settle their peering disputes?

T-Mobile sells legacy Sprint wireline business to Cogent for $1, expects hefty charge

1,400 customers
1,300 employees

19,000 long-haul route miles
1,300 metro route miles
16,800 leased route miles

Are Sprint AS1239 and Cogent AS174 finally going to settle their peering
disputes?

T-Mobile sells legacy Sprint wireline business to Cogent for $1, expects
hefty charge
T-Mobile sells wireline business to Cogent for $1, expects hefty charge | Reuters

1,400 customers
1,300 employees

19,000 long-haul route miles
1,300 metro route miles
16,800 leased route miles

That's a dollar well spent. It also explains the layoffs.

$1 deals usually come with an operation in the red, or assumption of significant debts.

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    > Are Sprint AS1239 and Cogent AS174 finally going to settle their peering
    > disputes?
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    > T-Mobile sells legacy Sprint wireline business to Cogent for $1, expects
    > hefty charge
    > T-Mobile sells wireline business to Cogent for $1, expects hefty charge | Reuters
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    > 1,400 customers
    > 1,300 employees
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    > 19,000 long-haul route miles
    > 1,300 metro route miles
    > 16,800 leased route miles

    That's a dollar well spent. It also explains the layoffs.

Well, yes, that goes hand-in-hand with "...expects hefty charge".
To me, this just says T-Mobile wants out of the POTS business at almost any cost.
All those poor people stuck with Cogent now, I feel sorry for them!

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Is there a hotline for those of us who have Cogent and Sprint…… sighs

1-800-FTC-HELP
(Doesn’t exist but should)
-Adam

Is there a hotline for those of us who have Cogent and Sprint….. sighs

not a pots type, but i find email to the usual addresses works well.

two reputable top tier providers. been using one or t'other for
decades.

but it seems popular for folk with no real skin in the game to diss
them. amusing at best.

randy

Yes, and the new administration will force more depeering for those
that peers with Sprint but not with Cogent. So the net result will be
negative.

Rubens

My comment while was intended to a joke , sadly my concern is that Sprint has been a great provider .

  • Responsive staff
  • Functional Looking Glass Server
  • Clear BGP Community documentation

Cogent in my experiences from different employers is that Cogent has been inconsistent .
It’s a large global network with various assets , systems and personnel maybe it’s to be expected and it’s easy to joke about it .

with that said, as Network Engineer who has to depend on these providers my skin is deeply in this game ,I truly hope that the better qualities arise to the surface from the merger .

Yes, and the new administration will force more depeering for those
that peers with Sprint but not with Cogent. So the net result will be
negative.

if i was as good as you at predicting the future, i would bet on the
horses not work on the internet.

randy

To me this looks like a continuation of the game of attrition for
infrastructure players. No one seems to know how to capitalise
infrastructure, and ostensibly cheap deals have brought shops down
before due to naive buyers (GTT).
But I do think this makes sense for both tmus and ccoi, for tmus
infrastructure is a bad risk and they can always afford to procure the
service at market price, by moving costs to customers. For CCOI they
don't have much choice but to figure out how to turn infrastructure
into money, if they can't they're dead anyhow, now they're dead just
little bit sooner, so it seems like a good risk for CCOI.
I am a little bit more optimistic in CCOI leadership's ability to
capitalise this than the ability GTT had, and wish them good luck.