Considerations on Internet Consolidation and the Internet Architecture

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Authors Jari Arkko  , Brian Trammell  , Mark Nottingham  , Christian Huitema  , Martin Thomson  , Jeff Tantsura  , Niels ten Oever 
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Many of us have held a vision of the Internet as the ultimate distributed platform that allows communication, the provision of services, and competition from any corner of the world. But as the Internet has matured, it seems to also feed the creation of large, centralised entities in many areas. This phenomenon could be looked at from many different angles, but this memo considers the topic from the perspective of how available technology and Internet architecture drives different market directions.


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