Provider credibility - does it matter? was Re: Inter-provider relations

So what's the problem? Basically, one organisation, Ebone, which
operates a fairly large pan-European net, won't peer with others. This
means that European customers connected to non-Ebone connected
providers like Global One lack European connectivity without going
through the US. Ebone provides great connectivity at cost, but the big
US NSPs making presences in Europe naturally don't want to buy
bandwidth from someone like Ebone. We'll see what happens.

Ebone is not the only way to get European connectivity without going to the
US. There are many exchange points in Europe providing local traffic
exchange. Global-One participates in some of these with more in the works.
Ebone is a good last resort (not to be read as default) path to obscure
destinations or to networks that will not peer with commercial networks.

I don't think this is correct. Ebone peers with other pan-european
networks of comparable size, IBM, BT and EUnet comes to my mind.

G1 is a customer of Ebone and connects in Paris.

Correct. Also Stockholm.

Regards,
Andy - speaking as a former Global-One employee