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  •   This article looks at Quality of Service for the public Internet as in fact more myth than reality. It is a view of the public Internet and a look at QoS where there is an glaring credibility gap: we can't build it, and applications can't use it. If you really think that the network itself is the problem and QoS is the answer, then there is always another, very simple, response: get more bandwidth.
  • The Internet Society Mexico Chapter took part in the public consultations held by the Mexican government in preparation for the CITEL meeting in which regional positions for the revision of the International Telecommunications (ITRs) that will be discussed at the World Conference on International Telecommunications this December in Dubai. Why The ITR Treaty Matters   The ITRs determine how international telecommunications services operate across borders.  The treaty sets rules for things like:   Traffic flows between telecommunication network operators....
  • This paper is intended to help explain the various diferent identities and profiles that represent you online.
  • Good afternoon everybody. It’s great to be here today, especially since there’s snow on the ground and the temperature has been in the low teens where I live in Ohio. Orlando seems awfully nice.   Last year, Steve Feldman described NANOG as a “a whole bunch of people who work together and spend a lot of time arguing about stuff.” That seems like a good jumping off point for my talk today, which is about the recent World Conference on International Telecommunications, or WCIT—another place where a whole bunch of people came together to argue about stuff...
  • Los recientes aportes al debate alrededor de la revisión del Reglamento de las Telecomunicaciones Internacionales (RTI) han identificado dos temas relacionados con la interconexión de redes los cuales, según se dice, deberían ser incluidos en nuevas regulaciones internacionales. Estas nuevas regulaciones internacionales se implementarían en el nuevo Reglamento de las Telecomunicaciones Internacionales (el cual constituye un tratado vinculante) para luego ser implementadas en las diferentes jurisdicciones legales y regulatorias de los estados miembro de la...
  • Introduction The Internet has seen significant change since it was established as a research network more than forty years ago. On one front, it has gone from being a network run by government agencies and researchers to facilitate their collaboration, to being run by a mixture of research and commercial interests as a curiosity, an informal electronic communications medium, and latterly a cornerstone of considerable importance for both commerce and individuals’ daily lives. On another front, the technology supporting the network has evolved commensurately with computing power, and...
  • Introduction Les points d’échange Internet (IXP) forment une partie capitale de l’écosystème Internet, parce qu’ils per- mettent à deux utilisateurs sur différents réseaux d’échanger des informations le plus efficacement possible au sein du vaste système Internet. Ils s’apparentent donc aux aéroports pivots régionaux – des compagnies aériennes transférant des passagers entre deux vols, essentiellement de la même manière que les réseaux é...
  • The Number Resource Organization (NRO) describes how Internet number resources are distributed.
  • The Internet Society releases the following statement from President and CEO Lynn St. Amour: The Internet Society, like other participants at the World Conference on International Telecommunications, came to this conference looking for a successful outcome.  We were hopeful that it would result in a treaty that would enable growth, further innovation, and advance interoperability in international telecommunications.  It was extremely important that this treaty not extend to content, or implicitly or explicitly undermine the principles that have made the Internet so beneficial....