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  • joly 6:01 am on 03/17/2017 Permalink | Reply
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    VIDEO: Geoff Huston on the future directions of the Internet #apricot2017 

    At the recent APRICOT Conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Geoff Huston, Chief Scientist at APNIC, gave a rather dystopian view of the Internet’s future, referring to the current period as a “gilded age” – a late 19th century trope, coined by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner, that described the rise of an oligarchic veneer that masked underlying social malaise. What provokes Huston is after the Internet disrupted  the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), it is now in danger of being disrupted itself. The rise consolidation of ubiquitous major Content Delivery Network nodes connected via private networks, is 1) belaying the need for, and thus investment in, global Open Internet infrastructure, and also 2) removing all options for public oversight of these networks. His closely argued views are well summarized by Don Dambandaraska in this news story, and are expounded on at length by Huston himself in a Circle ID post, and expressed succinctly in the video interview below.

    View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/447HL2ePPBU

  • joly 1:24 am on 05/10/2016 Permalink | Reply
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    WEBCAST MON/TUE: #BKNIX #PeeringForum 2016 

    bknixOn Monday/Tuesday May 9-10 2016 the Thai Network Information Center Foundation (THNICF) is hosting the 1st BKNIX Peering Forum (BPF) in Bangkok, Thailand. The event brings together managers, engineers and business decision makers from both local and international ISPs, IXPs, CDNs, IDCs, Cloud and Interconnection Service Providers for two days of meetings, presentations, and networking events. Speakers include Goff Huston, Jane Coffi. The event is being webcast live via the THNIC Foundation YouTube Channel. Bangkok is UTC+7 = 11 hours ahead of NYC.

    What: BKNIX Peering Forum 2016
    Where: VIE Hotel Bangkok
    When: Monday/Tuesday May 89-10 2016
    Agenda: http://peeringforum.bknix.co.th/2016/#agenda
    Webcast: Day 1 – https://youtu.be/ETU3nk9cB9c?t=5305
    Day 2 – https://youtu.be/UwrhNcUmceo
    Twitter: #bknix https://twitter.com/hashtag/BKNIX

    • Peering Dynamics in SE Asia – Jane Coffin (ISOC); George Michaelson (APNIC); Katsuyasu Toyama (APIX association)

    • Fiber Optic Interconnection around the Globe – Anahí Rebatta (TeleGeography); Kempei Fukuda (NTT Communications Corporation); Douglas Wilson (Hurricane Electric)

  • joly 1:40 am on 06/24/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    HD Video: ISOC HK Kickstart IPv6! Jun 8 #WorldIPv6Day #IPv6 #W6D @ISOCHK 

    We already posted a brief clip of Geoff Huston’s concluding remarks from ISOC Hong Kong’s Kickstart IPv6! event. The chapter has now published the entire event in HD video including a feature summary.

  • joly 6:52 am on 06/08/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Video: Geoff Huston’s concluding remarks at “Kickstart IPv6” in Hong Kong #worldIPv6day #IPv6 @isochk 

  • joly 12:28 pm on 01/29/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Video: Vint Cerf & Geoff Huston at linux.conf.au #IPv6 

    ISOC pioneers Vint Cerf & Geof Huston were among the keynote speakers at linux.conf.au
    in Brisbane Australia this last week. Topics included IPv6 and the establishment of the Australian National Broadband Network. Videos of their talks are below:
    Vint Cerf

    Geoff Huston

  • joly 6:51 am on 08/24/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Geoff Huston on Wired vs. Wireless #broadband 

    Geoff HustonGeoff Huston’s latest Internet Society ISP Column examines the Australian scenario where, in the recent election, the vying parties plumped down on either side of the wired vs wireless question. He concludes that, just like the election, there is no outright winner.

    He notes the reality that while wireless IP service often actually costs less to provide, users are prepared to pay more for it, giving providers little incentive to invest in wire. But wireless bandwidth scalability is, ultimately, limited. What’s more its inherent unreliability is TCP hostile. However ubiquitous wireless service would be a lot cheaper to implement: $6B (AUS) vs $43B (AUS) for wired.

    He then gets to the big question, which all countries including the USA are having to address, namely how much of the taxpayer’s money is worth expending, and to what effect:

    Where should public funds be spent? On a comprehensive revamp of the wired access network, replacing the aged copper pair telephone network with a highly capable fibre optic network? Or on improving access in those areas where the copper pair network simply cannot support high speed access by public investment in wireless infrastructure?

    In trying to answer this question, we return to a persistent theme in the area of public communications infrastructure. What’s the role of public capital investment and how is that balanced against the role of private capital investment? Is it possible for private investment to fulfill the entirety of a public agenda? Given that a capable, cost efficient and effective public communications infrastructure that encompasses an entire national constituency is seen as a core deliverable of any national communications policy regime, then how is this best achieved today?

    To move back from generalities to the specifics of this broadband investment choice, is it realistic to expect that we have further decades of useful life from an already ageing copper pair infrastructure? As a consequence, should current public investment focus on current gaps in the national infrastructure, using a relatively cost effective approach of plugging these gaps using wireless infrastructure where the copper network is simply inadequate, and leave the remainder of the network in situ, as being adequate for the moment Or should we leave such wireless infrastructure investment to private enterprise, given that this technology is enjoying strong consumer attention and there is a continuing investment in wireless infrastructure by the industry actors. Instead, should a public investment program focus on a longer term national program of replacing the copper loop with a comprehensive fibre optic network? From such a longer term perspective perhaps the NBN is the better approach, as we need to concede that the level of investment required for a national very high speed access infrastructure in a fibre access network is probably well beyond the scope of private capital works investment. So far all that the industry has achieved in this space has been the rewiring of the CBDs in the major cities, while the upgrading of remainder of the network has been effectively ignored. It appears that this is, like many major infrastructure projects in the past, one that properly sits in the realm of a public investment program, in the same way that we’ve made investments in national road, rail and shipping infrastructure in the past.

  • joly 3:18 am on 04/16/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    ISOC ISP Column: #IPv6 penetration reaches 5% 

    In the April 2010 edition of Geoff Huston’s ISOC ISP Column he reports that the extent of full end-to-end IPv6 capability in today’s Internet is now at a level of 5% of all end systems. This number is now at a level where IPv6 deployment is now passing from mere statistical interest to mainstream commercial importance.

    Figure 32. IPv6 / IPv4 Web Access Ratio


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