A Survey of the Research on Future Internet and Network Architectures


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E96-B   No.6   pp.1385-1401
Publication Date: 2013/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E96.B.1385
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED SURVEY PAPER
New Generation Network,  future Internet,  clean-slate design,  

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The Internet was designed for academic use more than 40 years ago. After having been used commercially, many unpredictable requirements have emerged, including mobility, security and content distribution. In addition, the Internet has become so ossified that fulfilling new requirements is difficult. Instead of developing ad-hoc solutions, re-designing clean-slate Internet architectures has become a key research challenge in networking communities. This survey paper addresses key research issues and then introduces ongoing research projects from Japan, the United States and the European Union.