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The 5G contradiction and lessons from fixed networks - AnalysysMason Apr 2019
"What really drives interest in 5G slicing is not efficiency, but the lure of price discrimination; this has always been operators’ dream, but it always fails to deliver on the commercial promise."
"What really drives interest in 5G slicing is not efficiency, but the lure of price discrimination; this has always been operators’ dream, but it always fails to deliver on the commercial promise."

"Bandwidth in modern wireline networks is not a scarce resource, and very few applications other than voice need more than best-efforts. This will also be true for 5G networks. It is useful to remember that, as the 5G era dawns, the average busy-hour usage per mobile subscriber in South Korea is about 35kbps, and that the average 4G macrocell bandwidth utilisation in modern economies such as Germany is less than 10Mbps."

"It is therefore perhaps better for MNOs to embrace 5G as a high-capacity dumb pipe, and to use it for low-yield but bandwidth-hungry services such as fixed–wireless access. 5G makes mobile a more effective fixed broadband substitute, so there are real organic revenue growth opportunities for mobile services. This is neither smart nor ‘efficient’, but rather wasteful in a positive way, and likely to end in less commercial disappointment than trying, once again, to make smart monetisation work."
AnalysysMason  5G  NetNeutrality 
april 2019 by pierredv
Technology is outsmarting net neutrality - AEI
"Net neutrality is having a Gilda Radner moment. After years of debate, protests, name-calling, and the like, technology is leaving net neutrality behind. Here are at least three indicators that technology is outsmarting net neutrality."

1. 5G will use network slicing, which enables multiple virtual networks on a common physical infrastructure
2. Netflix and other large edge providers are bypassing the internet. More specifically, they are building or leasing their own networks designed to their specific needs and leaving the public internet — the system of networks that only promise best efforts to deliver content — to their lesser rivals.
3. One of its basic premises is that customers should not be restricted in any way regarding the resources they can reach. But apps, by their very nature, violate that premise.
AEI  Mark-Jamison  opinion  NetNeutrality 
september 2017 by pierredv
The Curious Absence of Economic Analysis at the Federal Communications Commission: An Agency in Search of a Mission - Calinnovates
"As the FCC examines and considers adopting new regulations related to privacy, CALinnovates, a coalition of technology leaders, startups and entrepreneurs, offers the Commission new analysis in the attached paper, “The Curious Absence of Economic Analysis at the Federal Communications Commission: An Agency In Search of a Mission,” Former FCC Chief Economist Gerald R. Faulhaber, PhD and Hal J. Singer, PhD reviews the agency’s proud history at the cutting edge of industrial economics and its recent divergence from policymaking grounded in facts and analysis."
FCC  economics  CALinnovates  Gerald-Faulhaber  Hal-Singer  NetNeutrality 
august 2016 by pierredv
Why you should demand #NetMorality instead of #NetNeutrality -- Martin Geddes
“I have come to the conclusion that “net neutrality” is an ethical issue at heart, one about the appropriate constraint of unfair ISP power. Some people are (I pray unintentionally) on the wrong side of a now-clear moral divide. They are claiming to prevent harmful abuse of power, when in reality their actions create fresh harm.”

“There is a widespread proven technical incompetence by key proponents of the “neutrality” doctrine. Specifically, they have completely failed to note that stochastic nature of broadband and its consequences. This is akin to attempting spectrum policy whilst being ignorant of even the existence of the physics of electromagnetism.”

“But what if you’re lobbying for a major policy intervention to limit ISP action, and you’re taking money from a university, political donors, or content providers? What consequences do you face if you’re wrong? If none, you’ve got no skin in the game. The moral weight of what you say is very low.”
Martin-Geddes  netneutrality 
april 2016 by pierredv
The labyrinth of luck - Martin Geddes
"Over the last few years I have come to appreciate how broadband networks are not widely understood, despite their ubiquity and importance. In particular, the relationship between a network's basic operation and the resulting user experience is commonly misrepresented."
netneutrality  Martin-Geddes 
january 2016 by pierredv
Three reasons why the Internet ‘virtuous circle’ is broken - Martin Geddes
"Here are three reasons why this theory and approach is flawed and needs reconsidering. 1. ‘Innovation’ is not the only societal goal 2. Drives unfair and unjust resource rationing 3. Perpetuates unsafe ‘frequentist’ design assumptions"
Martin-Geddes  netneutrality 
january 2016 by pierredv
T-Mobile’s “Binge On” service: beautiful or beastly? - Martin Geddes
"There is a media and regulatory battle on between T-Mobile USA and ‘net neutrality’ campaigners over the new Binge On service for video. In the absence of a market price mechanism for resources, there must be rationing. Binge On is merely an improved form of rationing compared to the status quo."
Martin-Geddes  T-Mobile  netneutrality 
january 2016 by pierredv
What’s Wrong With the Internet and How We Can Fix It: Interview With Internet Pioneer John Day | loriemerson
"Below is an interview I conducted with the computer scientist and Internet pioneer John Day via email over the last six months or so. The interview came about as a result of a chapter I’ve been working on for my “Other Networks” project, called “The Net Has Never Been Neutral.” ... Below you’ll see Day expand specifically on five flaws of the TCP /IP model that are still entrenched in our contemporary Internet architecture and, even more fascinating, the ways in which a more sensible structure (like the one proposed by the French CYCLADES group) to handle network congestion would have made the issue of net neutrality beside the point."
John-Day  Lori-Emerson  netneutrality  networking 
august 2015 by pierredv
FCC Votes to Approve New Net Neutrality Rules - Advisories & Blogs - Davis Wright Tremaine
"It imposes three “bright line” rules – no blocking, no throttling, and no paid prioritization – and a general rule barring unreasonable interference with/disadvantaging of (a) end users’ ability to access lawful content or to use non-harmful devices in connection with the service, and (b) edge providers’ ability to disseminate content."
DWT  netneutrality  FCC 
march 2015 by pierredv
FCC Votes to Approve New Net Neutrality Rules - Advisories & Blogs - Davis Wright Tremaine Feb 2015
"On a party-line 3-2 vote, the FCC on February 26, 2015, approved new Open Internet (or Net Neutrality) rules, although it has not released the text of its actual ruling. Based on an FCC press release and a written statement from each Commissioner, it appears that the final ruling will closely resemble what was in the “Fact Sheet” released by Chairman Wheeler three weeks ago (February 4), and summarized in our earlier advisory. Here is what we’ve learned:"
netneutrality  DWT  FCC 
february 2015 by pierredv
Soros, Ford Foundations ‘Lavish’ $196 Million to Push Internet Regulations | Media Research Center
"The government could gain unprecedented control over the Internet, depending on the decision made this week by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It is a move long supported by top liberal foundations to the tune of at least $196 million."
netneutrality  lobbying  Soros  FordFoundation 
february 2015 by pierredv
Here's How The Comcast & Netflix Deal Is Structured, With Data & Numbers
"There’s been a lot of speculation involving the business and technical details surrounding the recent deal between Comcast and Netflix and plenty of wrong numbers and information being used. I thought it would be helpful to detail what’s really taking place behind the scenes, highlight some important publicly available data in the market, talk about the deal size, and debunk quite a few myths that people are spouting as facts."
Dan  Rayburn  Netflix  Comcast  broadband  netneutrality  peering  interconnection 
march 2014 by pierredv
The Feds Lost Net Neutrality, But Won Control of the Web | Wired Opinion |
"Strangely, for a decision with supposedly huge business implications for a multi-centibillion-dollar sector at the heart of the Internet economy, the only ones who seemed to yawn were the traders on Wall Street. Stocks of both proponents and opponents of net neutrality hardly budged. Maybe the traders know something the advocates don’t. Everyone should take a deep breath. Yes, the court overturned the FCC’s rules prohibiting broadband providers from blocking or discriminating against third-party content and services. No, the court didn’t kill network neutrality. In fact, it gave the FCC a roadmap to reconstitute and even improve on its original decision. "
fcc  netneutrality  Geoff  Manne  Berin  Szoka 
january 2014 by pierredv
Now That It's in the Broadband Game, Google Flip-Flops on Network Neutrality | Threat Level | Jul 2012
"In a dramatic about-face on a key internet issue yesterday, Google told the FCC that the network neutrality rules Google once championed don’t give citizens the right to run servers on their home broadband connections, and that the Google Fiber network is perfectly within its rights to prohibit customers from attaching the legal devices of their choice to its network. At issue is Google Fiber’s Terms of Service, which contains a broad prohibition against customers attaching “servers” to its ultrafast 1 Gbps network in Kansas City. Google wants to ban the use of servers because it plans to offer a business class offering in the future. A potential customer, Douglas McClendon, filed a complaint against the policy in 2012 with the FCC, which eventually ordered Google to explain its reasoning by July 29. In its response, Google defended its sweeping ban by citing the very ISPs it opposed through the years-long fight for rules that require broadband providers to treat all packets equ...
Google  Fiber  Apple  netneutrality  FCC  Google  ex  Wired  Slingbox 
july 2013 by pierredv
AT&T under fire for exempting microcell traffic from U-Verse data caps | Ars Technica
Public Knowledge is raising the alarm about AT&T's decision to exempt traffic generated by AT&T's wireless microcells from the data caps imposed on U-Verse broadband customers. PK's Michael Weinberg says that AT&T is "egregiously abusing data caps to give its own services advantages over competitors." A microcell is like a miniature cell phone tower that a user attaches to a home broadband connection to improve wireless reception. Like other mobile providers, AT&T offers microcells that improve wireless reception by routing phone traffic over the customer's home Internet connection. If a customer acquires a microcell from Sprint or Verizon and connects it to the AT&T U-Verse broadband connection in her home, any traffic generated by the device will count against the data caps that AT&T imposes on U-Verse customers.
att  AT&T  PublicKnowledge  small-cells  offload  cellular  Wi-Fi  netneutrality  arstechnica 
january 2013 by pierredv
Is There Something To Be Done About Broadband Competition? - Hal Singer, Forbes Oct 2012
"Two dominant schools of thought have emerged in the broadband policy arena. The first, represented by the views of Susan Crawford, a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, is that there is not enough competition to cable modem service and thus government must intervene to prevent a likely abuse of market power. A second camp believes that there is no basis for proactive policies designed to increase the number of broadband providers, even in local markets served by a single provider. The high margins enjoyed by the first provider, they claim, rewards risk-taking behavior and will induce further entry.

A third perspective gaining some traction and to which I and hopefully a few others subscribe posits that there is still a limited role for policy so long as improving consumer welfare is the objective. "
opinion  x:forbes  netneutrality  competition  broadband 
october 2012 by pierredv
Is Net neutrality blocking FCC spectrum auctions? | Politics and Law - CNET News July 2011
"Kirk's amendment is the most recent evidence that congressional Republicans have linked the fate of VIAs with the repeal of Net neutrality. Earlier this month, for example, House Republicans introduced a bill that would have authorized the auctions but would have exempted winning bidders from the Open Internet rules."
netneutrality  spectrum  auctions  FCC  via:stevecrowley 
july 2011 by pierredv
On Advancing the Open Internet by Distinguishing it from Specialized Services
"a letter to the FCC last week, urging the commission to clearly define distinctions between the open Internet and specialized services that prioritize online traffic. The group included Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Clay Shirky, noted tech and Internet writer and educator"
fcc  internet  governance  openness  via:gmsv  netneutrality 
november 2010 by pierredv
Consensus or Clashing on Net Neutrality? - Verizon PolicyBlog Link Hoewing
test for government intervention, that test being “A” consumer or user harm, or “B” anti-competitive activity
netneutrality  verizon  2010 
february 2010 by pierredv
ISCR Competition and Regulation Times Nov 2009 (PDF) - see "waves in the waterbed" story, applicable to NN
The waterbed effect is a well-recognised feature of two-sided markets. Thesemarkets (which include telecommunications platforms, electronic marketplaces, credit cards, newspapers, and clubs) generate most
value to society when prices charged to the parties on each ‘side’ of the trading platform differ from the marginal-cost standard that’s used for welfare-maximisation in one-sided markets.
newzealand  netneutrality  filetype:pdf  media:document 
february 2010 by pierredv
Jurisdiction: The $64,000 Question - PFF
Barbara Esbin on whether the FCC has jurisdiction over the Internet (A: No)
x:pff  netneutrality  broadband  policy  fcc 
december 2009 by pierredv
“Net Neutrality Phase II: The Battle of 2009” Sidecut Reports = Paul Kapustka
via Phil Weiser
"examines the current state of the network neutrality debate, and the legislative, regulatory and public-relations battles that are expected to surface or continue throughout the next calendar year. Starting with the FCC’s recent order punishing Comcast for its blocking of peer-to-peer applications, our report examines all technical and political parts of the debate, and how proponents and their opponents will position themselves following the November elections."
history  policy  communications  netneutrality 
february 2009 by pierredv
Watch a live video, share your PC with CNN
"The TorrentFreak blog cites an unnamed insider as saying 30% of CNN's live feed traffic was served from individual PCs and not the network's own servers. That saves CNN big time on bandwidth. But the cost doesn't just disappear — it's shifted to ISPs."
p2p  video  netneutrality  x:windowssecrets  ** 
february 2009 by pierredv
M-Lab | Google Measurement Lab
Measurement Lab (M-Lab) is an open platform for researchers to deploy Internet measurement tools
netneutrality  google 
january 2009 by pierredv
New rules to help people baffled by broadband speeds - Ofcom publishes advice for consumers | Ofcom
"A new Code of Practice requiring internet service providers (ISPs) to give customers a true picture of likely broadband speeds at the point of sale comes into force tomorrow, 5 December.
"The voluntary Code, to which ISPs covering over 95 per cent of broadband customers have signed up, is designed to provide greater clarity for consumers and reduce the potential for consumers to be misled over what speeds they are able to achieve at home."
communications  policy  ofcom  uk  netneutrality 
december 2008 by pierredv
Neuchterlein = Antitrust Oversight of an Antitrust Dispute: An Institutional Perspective on the Net Neutrality Debate
Working Paper 08-07. Feb 2008.
"This paper focuses instead on the comparatively neglected institutional dimension of the debate: an inquiry into which federal agencies are best positioned to resolve net neutrality disputes when they arise"
policy  fcc  ftc  netneutrality 
may 2008 by pierredv
Vuze Complains Comcast Violating Net Neutrality
"Vuze, a video distributor using BitTorrent peer-to-peer technology, petitioned the Federal Communications Commission Nov. 14 to establish rules prohibiting Comcast and other broadband providers from "throttling" network traffic. Vuze contends the practic
communications  policy  FCC  NetNeutrality 
december 2007 by pierredv
net neutrality economics reading list --The Dark Star Gazette:
"Some time ago, Tim Lee was asking for a reading list on the economics of net neutrality (among other things.) Over the past week, I wound up doing a lot of reading on that subject in the context of the AT&T/BellSouth merger. In the spirit of blazing a tr
communications  policy  NetNeutrality 
december 2007 by pierredv

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