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Why HTTP is the Big Game

Every now and then we get asked why our focus is so heavily on improving HTTP transport, instead of (say) the underlying TCP protocol. After all, TCP is used to haul around lots of other types of data besides HTTP, so wouldn’t it make sense to apply the IP-over-ICN technology to optimize those applications as

By |January 17th, 2018|Categories: technical|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Successful Second Closed Trials

The POINT team have successfully completed a series of closed trials at the headquarters of project partner PrimeTel in Cyprus. The purpose of these trials was to prove that POINT technology can improve the Quality of Experience (QoE) of users receiving conventional multimedia services, when compared to that which is currently available using traditional IP.

By |December 5th, 2017|Categories: news, technical|0 Comments

Successful First Closed Trial

Bristol, UK, 13th June, 2017 POINT partners InterDigital Europe and CTVC ran a successful closed trial today using InterDigital’s relationship with the Bristol is Open joint venture and its smart city network. 30 users from around the city gave their time to take part in a city wide treasure hunt using a mobile app developed

By |June 14th, 2017|Categories: news, technical|0 Comments

Transporting Internet traffic: CCN/NDN vs. POINT

Any new Internet architecture has to accept that it is impossible to replace the existing IP-based Internet in one step. The prevailing approach to deployment is creating individual network “islands” using the new approach, show its benefits, and gradually expand then to take over the Internet. In the meantime, these islands have to somehow interoperate

By |May 5th, 2017|Categories: technical|0 Comments

What is the right x for x-over-ICN?

Considering the difficulty of introducing new technologies into the Internet, as evidenced by the span of years that the migration from IPv4 to IPv6 is taking, any transition to ICN must consider how existing Internet applications and services will execute over a mixed ICN and IP substrate. Since POINT attempts to introduce ICN into individual

By |April 1st, 2017|Categories: technical|0 Comments

POINT Facilitates Improved Handover QoS with Reduced Traffic Costs

The POINT project has proposed a new mechanism to support handover of mobile users that makes use of its unique path based forwarding. Here we describe this exciting new approach to handling mobility as described in our recently accepted paper http://arxiv.org/abs/1702.01963 at the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC’17). Handover failures in Heterogeneous Cellular Networks

By |February 17th, 2017|Categories: technical|0 Comments

POINT goes multi-domain

In our deliverables so far, the POINT system architecture is usually being presented as a gateway-based single domain architecture, as shown in the figure below: In this architecture, Network Attachment Points (NAP) and the network ingress and border gateways (Border GW) at the network egress translate the most well-known Internet protocol abstractions (currently at the HTTP

By |December 19th, 2016|Categories: technical|0 Comments

POINT and Internet of Things

The POINT platform supports several abstractions to allow existing applications to run over an ICN core network. One such abstraction is for CoAP (Constrained Application Protocol) - an HTTP-like protocol for resource constrained Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. Below is a summary of the POINT CoAP solution. More details can be found in our upcoming NTMS 2016

By |October 18th, 2016|Categories: technical|0 Comments

FLIPS demo at ETSI MEC Congress in Munich

After our successful demonstrations at MWC in Barcelona, it is time for the second ETSI Proof-of-Concept (PoC) demo in our series of three (the last one will be our BIO trial in October) as part of the ETSI MEC Congress in Munich from September 20th to 22nd. Together with our PoC partner Intracom, CTVC, University

By |September 21st, 2016|Categories: technical|0 Comments

First System Evaluation Results Released

We have just released our first major evaluation document (deliverable D4.3), a key milestone in the POINT project. The work reported there covers a wide range of evaluation activities including summarizing the first experiences from extensive prototype deployments, the first evaluation results from the Cycle 1 prototype platform (publicly  released  to  the community),  and  additional

By |August 10th, 2016|Categories: technical|0 Comments