TCP/IP has been the cornerstone of all Internet communications and by extension, 4G and 5G. However, TCP/IP was designed decades ago when mobility, cellular handovers, IoT devices and many more aspects that we take for granted today were not even conceivable. This leads to an inefficient use of the network, since communication overheads place a burden on the communication channel leading to a worse user experience, high energy and network costs.

Several new protocols are now being proposed to improve or even replace TCP/IP and many other aspects of the communication stack. Some of these include Information Centric Protocols, Cisco hICP, ETSI’s Non-IP and Huawei’s New IP.

This webinar will  discuss these new initiatives and explain why these are necessary going forward.

Mavrakis_2017 Dimitris Mavrakis
Senior Research Director