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The Unpublicized Sea Change in the Internet
January/February 2011 (vol. 15 no. 1)
pp. 92-95
Oliver Spatscheck, AT&T Labs—Research
Jacobus Van der Merwe, AT&T Labs—Research
The dramatic changes in the applications and services enabled by the Internet are widely recognized. Less so is the fact that there have also been dramatic changes to the underlying building blocks and indeed the fundamental structure of the Internet. In this article, the authors explore the impact of multi-protocol label-switching (MPLS) technology as well as the flattening of the autonomous system (AS) topology of the Internet.

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Index Terms:
Internet, multi-protocol label switching (MPLS), network virtualization, autonomous system (AS) topology
Oliver Spatscheck, Jacobus Van der Merwe, "The Unpublicized Sea Change in the Internet," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 92-95, Jan.-Feb. 2011, doi:10.1109/MIC.2011.22
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