Carlton Demystifies ICN in NetworkWorld

April 29, 2016 / IoT, 5G, ICN, SDN/NFV / Posted By: Kelly Capizzi

“Picture this: you are in an open-plan office, and you need a stapler...” This is how InterDigital’s Alan Carlton, Vice President of InterDigital Europe, begins his real-world analogy that explains the publish-subscribe model used by Information Centric Networks (ICN) in a recent NetworkWorld article.

In the article, Alan explains what ICN is, why it is important and the role it will have in next-generation 5G networks. He describes to the reader how ICN will play a role in 5G for some very good reasons that include ICN will provide much-needed efficiencies, performance improvements and will align networking architecture with the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT follows the same exact model, publish-subscribe, as ICNm explains Alan in the article.

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