Research findings

What are self-operated Meta CDNs, and should ISPs be concerned?

General, ISP-CDN cooperation, Research findings

The information in this post comes from the paper “Dissecting Apple’s Meta-CDN during an iOS update.” To read the full study, please click here. Before 2014, Apple – one of the largest content generators on the web today – relied on external content delivery networks (CDNs), such as Akamai and Level 3, to deliver everything […]

Why geolocation is important for enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation and other privacy policies

General, Research findings

The information in this post comes from the paper “Tracing Cross Border Web Tracking.” To read the full study, please click here. If you are living in Europe, or doing business with European companies, you are probably already familiar with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which has been in effect since May 2018. However, […]

Network analytics will play a key role for future networks

General, Network, Research findings

In just a few years’ time, the Internet has changed significantly. Starting as a hierarchical Tier-1, Tier-2 and Tier-3 topology, it is evolving more and more towards a mashup of directly interconnected networks, thus increasing its complexity both physically and logically. Driven by higher quality demands and lower transit network cost, content providers have been […]

Ultimate Un-Carrier: Raising All Visors!

General, ISP-CDN cooperation, Network, Research findings, Technology, Visibility

Since its beginning, the internet as a system of systems has enjoyed unparalleled success as a powerful means of telecommunication. It is blazing fast, its infrastructure reaches even the most remote places on earth, and its design principles have shown to be quite robust. However, the opportunities that lie ahead of us will make greater […]