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Future internet and NGN - Design requirements and principles for a Future Media Internet

Funded under: FP7-ICT


The main objective of the discussions and analysis leading to this document was to compare identified design requirements and principles of the Future Internet (FI) against the known design requirements and principles of the NGN (Next Generation Network) initiative by ETSI TISPAN. The document is based on discussions carried out by a selected group of experts from the Future Media Internet Task Force (FMI-TF) in liaison with the Future Content Networks (FCN) session of the future Internet Assembly (FIA). To achieve the vision of an Internet infrastructure fully suited for future user's needs, several aspects need to be considered. Among others, content processing, content-centric architectures, network structure, societal aspects and issues of trust and security are key in the design of the FI. This document presents an initial attempt to identify the most important "content-centric" design requirements and principles of the FI mainly focused on enhancing the media experience of future users. There are additional requirements beyond networking aspects that need to be taken into account when designing the FI that relate to content and services typically implemented at layers higher than the networking layer, which in turn may affect the design of the network.

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Information Society, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2009. 17 pp, free of charge
Availability: Katalogue Number: KK-78-09-889-EN-C The paper version can be ordered online and the PDF version downloaded at:
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-12809-7
Record Number: 201010079 / Last updated on: 2010-01-22
Original language: en
Available languages: en