Monday, 14 April 2008

ARS Technica has two good stories on future of the net.

"Ars Technica had two good stories on the future of the Net. One story examines the future of broadband networks and how ferrets will be bringing it to you. The article points to the OECD-study on how we will need 50Mbit/s minimum in the coming years, which was mentioned earlier on the blog. (Also explaining why squirrels and sharks are natural enemies of the internet, which ARS didn't pick up.) I do find it amazing to see what the press does with a paper like the OECD future of fibre paper. Mostly they do nothing with it (because the OECD doesn't send out press releases) but also they pick up on one line in the entire paper. It is however a fun way of looking at things.
The other one is an interview with Andrew Odlyzko of the Minnesota Internet Traffic Studies (MINTS) project, explaining how the predicted Exaflood that would overflow the web is not happening and the growth of traffic is actually slowing and there is no sign that ISP's cannot keep up with bandwidth growth."

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