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Interconnection Working Group

Led by: Bill Lehr (MIT)

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This working group focuses on interconnection in NexGen multi-provider networks. Research addresses a mix of topics, ranging from empirical research on the implications of broadband traffic growth (for network architecture, QoS provisioning, and investment); theoretical research on economics of networks (interconnection incentives, antitrust, and 2-sided market theory); and NexGen business models (overlay networks, wholesale platform services, evolution of peering and interconnection). The work will be organized into a series of sub-tasks under the umbrella of the Interconnection WG which will be coordinated via periodic conference calls, email (and website), and in-face meetings scheduled to coincide with CFP Plenaries and otherwise as needed.

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