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  • A description by Olaf Kolkman of the various network layers and the actors that make things work.
  • Statement of the Internet Society WIPO Diplomatic Conference 20-26 June, Beijing Constance Bommelaer Director, Public Policy   It is a great pleasure for the Internet Society to be here, in Beijing, for the WIPO Diplomatic Conference on the Protection of Audiovisual Performances. We would like to thank the People’s Republic of China, the United Nations and all members and observers who have contributed to bringing us together today. We welcome the commitment of WIPO member states to introduce international rules to provide adequate and balanced solutions for the protection of...
  • Internet se denomina en ocasiones “la red de redes”. Esta expresión refleja el mismo origen de Internet como la interconexión entre redes existentes. La posibilidad de generar fácilmente nuevas interconexiones con un gran ancho de banda a un costo razonable ha sido uno de los elementos clave para permitir una rápida evolución de Internet en los últimos veinte años y es esencial para el crecimiento continuo de la red. Una buena interconexión no solo presenta ventajas técnicas, sino que también permite la innovaci...
  • Internet Evolution 2011 Reflections on the ways in which the Internet is changing on a global scale The Internet is evolving. The majority of end-users perceive this evolution in the form of changes and updates to the software and networked applications that they are familiar with, or with the arrival of entirely new applications that change the way they communicate, do business, entertain themselves, and so on. Evolution is a constant feature throughout the network ‘stack’. Fundamental discoveries in optical networking that allow ever more bandwidth to be obtained from deployed fibre-optic...
  • NB: This is a summary. Link to the full report   Introduction Internet exchange points (IXPs) are a vital part of the Internet ecosystem in that they enable two users in differ- ent networks to most efficiently exchange information in the broad Internet network system. In this way, they are analogous to regional airport hubs—airlines exchange passengers between their flights in much the same way that networks exchange traffic across an IXP.   More than 300 IXPs have been set up worldwide—reflecting an increase of than 50 percent since 2006. Region- ally...
  • Internet technical community perspective on the proposed amendments to the ITRs, presentation by Hisham Ibrahim, IPv6 Program Manager, AfriNic at the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) meeting Durbin South Africa May 2012
  • Hoy en día, damos por hecho que cuando conectamos a Internet podemos acceder a cualquier contenido solo con un clic del ratón.  Acceso a noticias, redes sociales, mensajería instantánea; desde casa, desde el trabajo o donde quiera que esté; todo ello es posible en el Internet global.   Pero, ¿cómo ocurre esa conexión?  La respuesta está en la arquitectura de la red, cómo se describió originalmente y cómo evolucionó.     Internet no solo es una red, sino miles de redes en...
  • This paper offers a brief introduction to some of the Internet organizations and processes that shape naming and addressing, shared global services and operations, and open standards development in the Internet Ecosystem. For further information about how these organizations work together to ensure the Internet remains open and sustainable, see the Internet Ecosystem Briefing Paper and the Shared Internet Resources information sheet.                                            ...