Monday, 21 May 2018

The Internet 10 years on

By Axel Pawlik, The RIPE NCC
Monday 02 March 09

Accelerated IPv6 uptake is a must if we are to avoid stifling Internet growth and innovation.

It has been an extraordinary decade for the Internet, encompassing an economic and dot.com boom and bust period. Alongside a comprehensive restructuring of global communications, this has generated a set of changes that have transformed the way we now work and play. In 1998 there seemed to be nothing left in the technology landscape that could serve our emerging needs for communications in the same way as the Internet. Yet, while very little of the Internet that exists today was accurately predicted back then, some of the problems we encountered remain today. A good example is the availability of Internet Protocol addresses…

It has been an extraordinary decade for the Internet, encompassing an economic and dot.com boom and bust period. Alongside a comprehensive restructuring of global communications, this has generated a set of changes that have transformed the way we now work and play. In 1998 there seemed to be nothing left in the technology landscape that could serve our emerging needs for communications in the same way as the Internet. Yet, while very little of the Internet that exists today was accurately predicted back then, some of the problems we encountered remain today. A good example is the availability of Internet Protocol addresses…

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