Many vendors and developers of so-called 'internet of things' devices still take on little responsibility for the internet that they rely on. At the Internet Governance Forum 2016 RIPE NCC convened some smart people and me to discuss the issue and point to ways forward. The whole session about this timely topic is worth watching. My contribution starts at 32:00.
One of the internet’s key features is that it keeps networking functions separate from the applications and services that use these functions. However, network operators and especially internet service providers appear to be becoming more content aware. Networking is becoming more intertwined with content. This might have implications for tomorrow’s internet.Read More
Since the commercial Internet began in 1995 network operators have explored ways to make internet interconnection work as a market. Yet, a central prerequisite of this market is still ambiguous: the object of exchange.Read More
Manfred Kloiber from German public broadcasting radio station Deutschlandfunk has interviewed me about the internet interconnection survey, which has been published recently. In this interview we speak about the kinds of regulation that networkers have encountered, about which of them they feel most strongly and about what increasing regulation means for the sector. The audio is available here (in German).Read More
There is no central feature of the internet that has been subject to as little formal regulation as internet interconnection. However, local public regulation is starting to emerge. This report presents an initial overview about what kind of formal regulation networkers encounter in their professional practice and it provides insights into how this regulation affects internet connectivity.Read More
In how far does local regulation of internet interconnection affect global connectivity? At the 10th Internet Governance Forum in Joao Pessoa (Brazil) we started to collectively dimension the issue of public regulation of internet interconnection.Read More
Cogent and Deutsche Telekom were peers... until the US network operator sued its German counterpart. The case serves to illustrate a broader issue in net policy.Read More