Cooperation and QoS in Fast Packet Networks: The View from the Edge

  • Peter Key
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4033)


The fundamental architecture of the current generation Internet has changed little over the past two decades. This is a problem when services need to be introduced that require something more than basic point-to-point connectivity, such as needing some form of QOS or multicast capability. Multiple ownership of the Internet is both a strength and a weakness — what incentives do ISPs have to evolve their architec-tures? At the same time, processing power and intelligence is increasing at the edge of the network, which can be harnessed to create new services. For example, adaptive network-aware applications can react to changing network conditions, while P2P overlay networks can bypass many of the underlay’s inherent restrictions.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Key
    • 1
  1. 1.Microsoft ResearchCambridgeU.K

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