Verizon and Cisco ICN Trial Finds Names More Efficient Than Numbers
@Verizon and @Cisco completed a lab trial of Information-Centric Networking ( #ICN ) technology that uses “named data” rather than location identifiers like IP addresses to support streaming video content. The trial also looked at ways to increase usage of multi-access edge computing ( #MEC ) architectures. The companies demonstrated the ICN software over standard TCP/IP platforms in a Verizon lab located in Waltham, Massachusetts. The demo showed dynamic adaptive streaming and load balancing of video media. This can support different caching strategies to help manage traffic on the front end, and preserve backhaul and core capacity on the back end.