Category Toby Johnson

The importance of Standards in developing an effective Internet

In a relatively few years an esoteric tool for researchers has become so much a part of our lives that an outage would be considered a major catastrophe. Whether we are buying a book, voting, paying a bill or coordinating a disaster relief effort, the importance of the Internet is well understood. But for most […]

New video codec to ease pressure on global networks

A new video coding standard building on the Prime-Time Emmy award winning ITU-T H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC was agreed by ITU members last week. The new codec will considerably ease the burden on global networks where, by some estimates, video accounts for more than half of bandwidth use. The new standard, known informally as – […]

Data deluge motivates ITU standard on deep packet inspection

ITU-T members have approved a new ITU standard on Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) which will enable Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to manage network traffic more efficiently and thereby heighten users’ quality of service and quality of experience (QoS and QoE). These buy-side advantages are mirrored by advantages on the supply-side, in that ISPs are granted […]