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Application-level programmable internetwork environment

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  • W. I. Marshall
  • J. Crowcroft
  • M. Fry
  • A. Ghosh
  • D. Hutchison
  • D. J. Parish
  • W. I. Phillips
  • N. G. Pryce
  • M. S. Sloman
  • D. Waddington
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/04/1999
<mark>Journal</mark>British Telecom technology journal
Issue number2
Number of pages13
Pages (from-to)82-94
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Future requirements for a broadband multimedia network are likely to be very different from those of today. Three key changes are identified - rapid introduction of new services, dynamic customisation of services by clients, and minimal management overhead. Application-layer active networking, perhaps the most pragmatic and immediately realisable active network proposal, is a potential solution to all three. In the 'Management of Multiservice Networks' project, BT and its academic partners are developing key middleware components required to support application-layer active networking.