Here at Fall Von 2007 we now have Paul Mankiewich, CTO for North America Alcatel-Lucent.
His speech is entitled "The Network-'a plumber's view.'
Paul points that:
The network will become more mesh-like. The major trends, you don't see the major telecoms on it.
YouTube is 25% of all http traffic.
Goal: "The "converged" end user is not aware of the network."
The telcos will have to work with the market. Things are going to be in mesh form. A lot ofmashup technologies going on. What is gong on putting many more types ofboxes in the network, making sure it gets to you.
The trend toward mesh-shaped structures is a driver for
- More symmetric network usage
- Direct network connectivity between access ISPs.
- Distributed services environment
BitTorrent steady-state performance independent of system load but comparatively poor.
Lists modern content dissemination techniques set fort players at various layers:
- Network providers such as AT&T and BT
- Overlay providers such as Akamai
- Application-specific providers such as Joost, Skype Google.
So we use Multi-Player InteractionProblem game theory to bypass the problem through hostile networks.
More on that later...