In the past thirty years, the rate of technological innovation and technological adoption have had a drastic influence on how society functions. At first, these technological advancements were easy for governments to effectively influence by applying legal bounds to them. However, as their adoption increased internationally, these advancements expanded beyond the original parameters and have left governments divided with burdensome issues to solve. In recent events, countries around the globe have had to face issues with net neutrality, Internet piracy, intellectual property, and Internet content restriction. Authoritative organizations in different countries have proposed solutions to handle issues viral technologies such as these with different legal approaches ranging from a strong influence to no influence at all. Each decision enforced on these topics has had and will have drastic effects on Internet service providers, large and small businesses, and consumers. As technology continues to develop and issues impend over countries, nations will have to decide how much influence they will have on technology.
The United States has been a breeding ground for many of the major developments in the realm of internetworking. With the releases of these technologies come practical applications for them in the consumer world. Once computer networks became affordable for the general public, the World Wid...
Whether or not it has anything to say, the world wants to be connected. Royal Messengers, Pony Express riders, door-to-door mailmen, radio, and television all had their glory days, and now it's the internet's turn. At a very rapid rate, the internet's population is increasing, and our available address base is shrinking.
In recent events, net neutrality has been under attack by the modern telecommunications companies from our age. The attacks threaten the future of the internet which includes free speech, innovation, and social, economic balance of the affected country which is the United States of America.
How far we have come in such a small time. When you think that the personal computer was invented in the early 1980's and by the end of the millennium, several households have two PC's, it is an astonishing growth rate. And, when you consider business, I can look around the office and see that a lot of the cubicles contain more than one PC. It is astonishing to me that such an item has taken control over the information technology arena like personal computers. Consider, however, the items that go along with personal computers: printers; modems; telephone lines for your modem; scanners; the software; online access; and lets not forget, e-mail addresses.
Phase 1 will include all United Technologies enterprise systems, all E-Mail servers, and many web sites. The goal is to make many external facing United Technologies services available via IPv6 by June 30, 2011. A large number of hosts in distributed networks should also be working on IPv6 and form a test base. A list of all external facing servers will be developed in Phase 1, in order to plan the remaining Phase 2 work, and deadlines for all servers will be set.
Interconnection is an important issue as it serves to connect numerous customers located at home and offices as well as provide valuable network for businesses. Interconnection results in end-to-end connectivity for provisioning of services to enable communication. Today’s telecommunication networks are moving beyond the traditional PSTN into IP networks which are the next-generation networks (NGN). These NGNs can be used to deliver converged services that are a combination of voice, data and video services using the same core hardware. Converged services are based on the innovative idea of bundling data, voice and video services that is capable of enhancing competition in the market. The evolution of these supreme networks and IP interconnection pose a regulatory challenge and with FCC’s involvement, it is hoped that a common ground is reached. It is imperative that FCC take a well-reasoned stand in the matter of IP-interconnection for voice services as interconnection does not simply involve technical arrangement for connecting networks but also regulatory policies and crucial business decisions. With this paper, I would like to provide a brief overview of IP-interconnection; the factors involved in this interconnection and suggest my views on the possible measures that FCC could adopt.
Recent years saw huge increase in Internet growth there were 40,073 networks on Internet (as of 10/4/94) and it was doubling approximately every 12 months. The current version (IPv4) of Internet Protocol was sufficient for 20 years, but if Internet will continue to grow, pretty soon we will run out of addresses for all connections because IPv4 can handle only 32 bit addresses (which are millions of connections). This is the major drawback of IPv4. The other issues is that IPv4 was not designed to handle real time applications such as video and audio efficiently and IPv4 can create a lot of fragmentation due to the lack of ability to predict or detect the bottlenecks in the packet’s path.
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Over the past few years, Internet-enabled business, or e-business, has drastically improved efficiency and revenue growth. E-business applications such as e-commerce, supply-chain management, and remote access allow companies to streamline processes, lower operating costs, and increase customer satisfaction. Such applications require mission-critical networks that accommodate voice, video, and data traffic, and these networks must be scalable to support increasing numbers of users and the need for greater