Open network interfaces for carrier networks

Aurojit Panda, James McCauley, Amin Tootoonchian, Justine Sherry, Teemu Koponen, Sylvia Ratnasamy, Scott Shenker

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With the increasing prevalence of middleboxes, networks today are capable of doing far more than merely delivering packets. In fact, to realize their full potential for both supporting innovation and generating revenue, we should think of carrier networks as servicedelivery platforms. This requires providing open interfaces that allow third-parties to leverage carrier-network infrastructures in building global-scale services. In this position paper, we take the first steps towards making this vision concrete by identifying a few such interfaces that are both simple-to-support and safe-to-deploy (for the carrier) while being flexibly useful (for third-parties).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-11
Number of pages6
JournalComputer Communication Review
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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