Dependable Networks as a Paradigm for Network Innovation

Tetsuya MIKI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E92-B   No.1   pp.2-8
Publication Date: 2009/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E92.B.2
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Networking Technologies for Dependable Networks)
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Keyword: 
dependability,  Internet,  networking,  contents,  management,  

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Summary: 
In past, dependable networks meant minimizing network outages or the impact of the outages. However, over the decade, major network services have shifted from telephone and data transmission to Internet and to mobile communication, where higher layer services with a variety of contents are provided. Reviewing these backgrounds of network development, the importance of the dependability of higher layer network services are pointed out. Then, the main aspects to realize the dependability are given for lower, middle and higher layer network services. In addition, some particular issues for dependable networks are described.