Content vs Carriage

August 02, 2023

In this episode of PING, APNIC’s Chief Scientist Geoff Huston discusses the eternal tension between content and carriage.

At the RIPE 86 meeting held in Rotterdam in May of this year, Rudolf van der Berg presented a talk titled "The EU Gigabit Connectivity Package and How It Will Hurt the Internet"

Geoff has looked at the tensions between content and carriage, Transit and CDNs, the economics of networks for decades, and a conversation about the problems has gone on for some time now, some of which repeats here, but with a new twist: some inside information from Vodafone about their underlying cost and price issues which perhaps undermine the basis of the complaint from the European operator community to the EU seeking regulation of the "cost" side of carrying the content domestic consumers seek.

Read more about the economics of the Internet on the APNIC Blog:

Watch Rudolph Van Der Berg's talk at RIPE86, or read his slides (pdf)