eCON Value Assessment Report A Comparative Study of ICN versus Conventional Approaches provides the reader with an in-depth analysis of ICN-based solutions (compared to IP-centric architectures) from the perspective of a network architect or network planner. The value assessment is intended to convey an understanding of the design choices and their impacts on network performance and application enablement, as they relate to market-impacting use cases that are on the horizon for most network operators. While ICN is still in a developmental and experimental phase, early results at both a quantitative and qualitative level are presented in this report. These results are then applied to develop a set of early findings that can assist in making informed network evolution choices.
Evolution to Content Optimized Networks, Issue 2