Saturday, June 14, 2014

Cisco: The Internet Needs Prioritization

Grant Gross reports to Network World about Cisco's approach to Net Neutrality "All bits running over the Internet are not equal and should not be treated that way by broadband providers, despite net neutrality advocates' calls for traffic neutral regulations, Cisco Systems said". 

Cisco's Recent  Visual Networking Index Predictions

Jeff Campbell, VP government and community relations, Cisco says: "Some Web-based applications, including rapidly growing video services, home health monitoring and public safety apps, will demand priority access to the network, while others, like most Web browsing and email, may live with slight delays .. We really have a multiplicity of applications and services that are now running across the network, some of which require dramatically different treatment than others".

This is of course, the easier part of Net Neutrality - prioritize traffic according to its network needs - and may be part of "Reasonable traffic management" - rather than prioritizing traffic according to its content provider which may create unfair competition.

See "Cisco: Broadband providers should not treat all bits the same" - here.

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