The Internet is a powerful and almost incomprehensible service that connects individuals across the world. Connectivity to The Internet is increasing in its availability and is providing new and innovative services every day; every second of each day data traffic carried across The Internet increases, and the demand for the technology that underpins this global network is constantly evolving.
This website is dedicated to the study of the packet switching technologies that drive the global Internet – since originally conceived in 1964, packet switching technology has evolved from its origins within a secure military research network, into the global communications infrastructure that exists today.
This website will describe the engineering practices adopted by industry leading networking vendors such as Juniper Networks and Cisco Systems, and industry organisations such as The MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum), The IAB (Internet Architecture Board) and The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).
Technologies such as Internet Routing Protocols, Carrier Ethernet, QoS (Quality of Service) and MPLS (Multi Protocol Label Switching) will be described at a theoretical and practical level.
These concepts and technologies are defined by Juniper Networks and Cisco Systems, who have been at forefront of Internetwork Engineering for the last 18 years.