4th International ICST Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference

Research Article

Architecture Requirements of the Future Internet

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        author={Tapio  Frantti and Jyrki  Huusko and Reijo  Savola and Ville K\o{}n\o{}nen},
        title={Architecture Requirements of the Future Internet},
        proceedings={4th International ICST Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference},
        keywords={Future Internet networking architecture mobility security authentication.},
  • Tapio Frantti
    Jyrki Huusko
    Reijo Savola
    Ville Könönen
    Year: 2010
    Architecture Requirements of the Future Internet
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.MOBIMEDIA2008.4073
Tapio Frantti1,*, Jyrki Huusko1,*, Reijo Savola1,*, Ville Könönen1,*
  • 1: VTT Technical Research, Centre of Finland, P.O. Box 1100, FI-90571 Oulu, FINLAND.
*Contact email: tapio.frantti@vtt.fi, jyrki.huusko@vtt.fi, reijo.savola@vtt.fi, ville.kononen@vtt.fi


The current Internet architecture curls around an original conversational model developed in the 1970's. New solutions were for a long-time built on that framework. However, the current architecture is not able to meet optimally challenges posed by new access technologies, applications and services any more. In this paper, the purpose is to bring a new clarity to the architectural issues of the Future Internet by abstract reasoning. The paper explains the importance of architecture and introduce an architecture gap (problems and bottlenecks) in the current Internet as well as some essential requirements for a new architecture. The choice of requirements set by emerging and new challenges may be the most critical issue determining the new architecture. Therefore, the development of the new architecture should be guided by an understanding of the requirements. On the basis of requirement analysis we also propose a new architecture framework, which aim is to provide greater functionality, lower costs and increased adaptability for di erent types of communication for the Future Internet.