Gordon Cook interviews Martin Geddes on the future of the Internet

Gordon Cook has published Cook Report on Internet since 1992, and runs the (in)famous Architecture and Economics of IP Networks private mailing list.

High-fidelity network measurement – demand survey

Are you looking to upgrade your network performance monitoring and customer experience management to high-fidelity measurements? If so, let me know.

More network quality measurements with ∆Q metrics

I am having fun running around taking measurements of broadband access using high-fidelity ∆Q metrics. Here are a few readings I have recently taken.

Software has already eaten telecoms (it just has indigestion)

The unconscious and near-universal belief is that packet networks are a telecoms service, and one that constructs an ‘additive’ resource called ‘bandwidth’. This is demonstrably technically false. They deliver distributed computing services, as they calculate how to divide up an underlying telecoms transmission resource.

The one reason net neutrality can’t be implemented

Whilst people argue over the virtues of net neutrality as a regulatory policy, computer science tells us regulatory implementation is a fool’s errand.

The world’s most accurately measured office WiFi network

Network performance science took a small step forward today, with the first “commodity” high-fidelity service quality measurement data.

12 reasons why Virtual Quality Networks (VQNs) are inevitable

There is a new telecoms and cloud industry growth sector, Virtual Quality Networks (VQNs). My belief is that VQNs are due to become as pervasive for enterprise users as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). They will be far more profitable as they are much more valuable. Here are a dozen reasons why VQNs are strong candidate […]

Everything is Backwards – Rethinking the Internet

Pretty much every aspect of the present Internet’s design needs rethinking. It does one thing really well – abstracting away the implementation of connectivity. Everything else is pretty borked from inception.

Sprint’s WAM project – The story of how I got into telecoms

This is the story of Sprint’s pioneering, and failed, effort to become the first telco to turn itself into an open application and business platform. The story starts in 1999 in Dublin, Ireland during a warm and pleasant summer.

Oops! How did we miss something so basic?

We have been trying to build packet networks without having a basic and essential mathematical concept. This matters. A lot.