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Looking to the future May 3, 2007

Posted by Jasper in broadband, NGN, Technology.

CA-net news has some interesting references to the future of the internet and broadband technologies.

FTTH Council Video: A FTTH Council provides a very high level perspective of the Internet and its current challenges and provides evidence of the tsunami of data that will fill networks with the distribution of video. Their point is of course that the surge in data requires update of the last mile (amoung other things).

Jon Crowcroft Interview, Article on the challenges of P2P running on today’s networks, Article on why IPTV is doomed to fail: Jon Crowcroft claims that heat loading at data centers will make distribution of video through traditional client server models impossible, and that P2P will be the only practical way of distributing such content. This is why many argue that the traditional telco NGN architecture with IPTV is doomed to failure.