Definition of peering in English:



mass nounComputing
  • The exchange of data directly between Internet service providers, rather than via the Internet.

    • ‘In voice peering, as in simple peering, the overall aim is to achieve some consistency in traffic management end to end.’
    • ‘Whether networks interconnect via peering or transit is based on the respective size of their networks.’
    • ‘Even the staunchest advocates of end to end VoIP are quick to admit that voice peering is not the norm today.’
    • ‘Finally, VoIP peering will only be beneficial if the carrier can bill for the transpired calls.’
    • ‘Public peering is a means for internet service providers to send and receive traffic destined for one another's networks.’


1980s: from peer + -ing.