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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.


Statistical Theme: Information and communication technology

Created on Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, April 3, 2013