Today, wireless network expert Peter Rysavy of Rysavy Research, in conjunction with Mobile Future, released a new paper “How Wireless is Different: Considerations for the Open Internet Rulemaking.” It details the unique technical and engineering challenges wireless network engineers face in keeping pace with surging consumer demand for mobile connectivity, and makes the case for a continued regulatory environment that allows flexible, nimble network management and operations. The report concludes that given the special characteristics of wireless networks, and the implicit spectrum capacity challenges in which our mobile networks operate, any new regulatory mandate to treat all data packets equally would impede the work of network engineers in flexibly managing mobile traffic and congestion, while counter-productively complicating the safeguarding of open Internet principles.
How Wireless is Different: Considerations for the Open Internet Rulemaking
Sep 12, 2014
A new study by Peter Rysavy of Rysavy Research, in conjunction with Mobile Future, documents …