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IEEE Communications Magazine May 2005 113 THE NEXT-GENERATION

Summary: IEEE Communications Magazine May 2005 113
he Internet Technology series is published in May and
October every year. The series deals with survey and
tutorial articles on current research issues relating to
Internet technology. Over the years, there have been a steady
and increasing number of submissions to this series, indicating
a strong interest in its topics among our readers.
This time, 13 papers were submitted for possible publica-
tion in this issue. After a rigorous review process, only three
were accepted for this issue.
The next-generation Internet will be characterized by
large numbers of devices, high speed, and multiple services
over the same network. IPv6 is the next generation of the IP
protocol and has been developed by the Internet Engineer-
ing Task Force to allow a large number of IP addresses. A
number of countries are already testing IPv6 services, and
many service providers have adopted multiprotocol label
switching (MPLS) to allow multiservice capabilities for


Source: Atiquzzaman, Mohammed - School of Computer Science, University of Oklahoma


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences