ATIS has launched its Evolution to Content Optimized Networks (eCON) Initiative, a transformative effort that is says will establish an evolutionary path from today’s IP-based routing network to a future network that leverages the increasingly important role of content.
This work will assess developments such as Information Centric Networking (ICN) and related research, with the goal of more efficient content and information delivery based on content naming approaches. A clear vision and set of path alternatives will benefit the entire content ecosystem as the industry explores the best path forward for improved network efficiency, content delivery and user experience.
“While the industry is exploring various means to optimise the current network for more efficient delivery of content today, a collaborative vision is needed to assess the best path forward to evolve to a future network based on techniques like content naming,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. “The eCON Initiative will contribute high-level directional guidance on the evolutionary needs of the network. It will identify new opportunities to better understand the practical implications to make content optimised networks a reality.”