Service Providers vs. Product Vendors: Battle for the Future of the Network

December 27, 2018

Via: No Jitter

Standards have had a profound impact on the evolution of networking. TCP/IP, BGP, HTTP, SMTP — all of these have enabled the creation of the Internet, content hyperlinking, and personal communication. In recent years, it seems standards have had a diminishing impact, specifically when created by a diverse group of industry players. Due to a maze of conflicting commercial interests and protection of market positions, standards take forever to form, and often fall short on accelerating the markets they aim to serve.

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