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Juniper spearheads effort to fortify Internet

Juniper Networks this week disclosed an ambitious plan to unite the industry around a common vision for public networking that attempts to resolve some shortcomings the vendor says are inherent in the Internet. Juniper’s Infranet Initiative seeks to develop two interfaces — a user-to-network interface between customers and service providers, and a so-called inter-carrier interface between service providers — that adhere to a set of interconnection standards that establish a “lowest common denominator” required for implementation. Today, equipment vendors and service providers can build from an array of standard and non-standard interconnection schemes that, when implemented differently, disrupt interoperability and service consistency. Full Story

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