Posts about ICPs

The internet: an open and immersive platform where you can find everything and anything, at any time. Well, that's the premise, but some countries, in fact, inhibit selected media and content - you know, for political gain or just nothing more than sheer bullying - that dictatorship thing; however, generally, it's open to all! Naturally, with impressionable children and whatnot, we need to have the ability to restrict access to certain content, which seems to be a more moderate and reasonable sense of "censorship," if you like ...

Read the full post

The single day in 2017 that will resonate into the future for the broadband industry is December 14. On that day, the US's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to gut net neutrality. It did this by recategorizing broadband internet as an information service. In 2015, Barack Obama's FCC had classified it as a telecommunication service under Title I of the Telecommunications Act. This is a huge change that will upend how ISPs are regulated. It is unclear, of course, how this all will hash out. But here are some possible impacts ...

Read the full post
Disaggregation, open networking and SDN control have become key themes when discussing the future of optical networks at industry events. All of these interrelated topics were certainly popular at this year’s Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, where I joined Axel Clauberg of Deutsche Telekom and Huawei’s Sean Long for a panel debate titled Optical Networks in the New Age of “Open” ...
Read the full post