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Definition:
Arrangements or facilities whereby a customer can access long-distance, international, or other services without using the local operating company's switched network, thus avoiding payment of access charges. More generally, any means whereby customers avoid usage of a monopoly service or facility.

Source Publication:
Telecommunications services: Glossary of terms – World Trade Organisation.

Hyperlink:
http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/serv_e/telecom_e/tel12_e.htm

Statistical Theme: Information and communication technology

Created on Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, April 03, 2013