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What Do Network Operators Sell to Each Other? by Uta Meier-Hahn — last modified 17 Oct, 2016 08:56 AM

Comparisons rarely work. They never fit properly; they almost always lead away from the topic. And the audience‘s attention is lost in unimportant details. Therefore, writers do themselves few favours when they use comparisons as stylistic tools. I once read that in a book about speech writing (Franz, 2015). But there is one exception: the remote comparison. The further away the object of comparison, the better. The remote comparison is intended to show how absurd a situation is. The market at the core of the Internet is like a movie without a title.

The Regulatory Conditions of IP Interconnection by Uta Meier-Hahn — last modified 17 Oct, 2016 08:56 AM

Internet interconnection has often been described as an unregulated field. However, local public regulation is starting to emerge – be it through disclosure regulations, mandatory peering or licensing terms. Due to the networked nature of the internet, local rules may acquire a global scope.

Internet Interconnection: Networking in Uncertain Terrain by Uta Meier-Hahn — last modified 17 Oct, 2016 08:54 AM

The Internet today consists of more than 49,000 networks. Network interconnection is the Internet’s central feature. Yet, there is little qualitative research on the junctions between networks – about why networks interconnect where they do, or about how network engineers create, maintain or shut down relationships with other networks. Given our current dependence on the Internet, this lack of exploration comes as a surprise.

The Internet Infrastructure’s Turn to Content by Uta Meier-Hahn — last modified 08 Nov, 2016 03:21 PM

One of the Internet’s key features is that it keeps networking functions separate from the applications and services that use these functions. However, network operators and especially Internet service providers appear to be becoming more content aware. Networking is becoming more intertwined with content. This might have implications for tomorrow’s Internet.

Uncertainty is Key by Uta Meier-Hahn — last modified 14 May, 2017 09:52 PM

In order to manufacture Internet connectivity, network operators around the globe make a joint effort. As of today, they have interconnected more than 55,000 Autonomous Systems. By the measure of existence, the Internet gives evidence of a remarkable degree of decentral coordination between networkers. But this evidence is vague.

The Secrets of De-Peering by Uta Meier-Hahn — last modified 17 Oct, 2017 04:32 PM

There are many resources available to learn about Internet peering. But when it comes to de-peering, networkers are mostly left with their gut feeling.

When Internet Interconnection Trouble Occurs, Immediate Coordination Kicks in by Uta Meier-Hahn — last modified 28 Jun, 2018 02:11 PM

For the majority of people in developed countries, the Internet is invisible most of the time. A socket in the wall, a cell site atop a building, a WiFi password written on a restaurant menu – only rarely are we reminded of the fact that Internet connectivity is not just there like a natural resource. It has become ambient. But for some people there is another side to it.