Provided by: Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)
Date Added: Dec 2012
The diversity, heterogeneity and innovation in network application domain prompted a new era of Internet. Many technologies such as ATM, Frame Relay, X.25, etc., were developed to provide alternative for communication in networked systems, but could not succeed to get evolved as one of the alternate/replacement technology for the Internet. The Internet adopted a method of patchwork approach to cope with the needs of evolution and revolution of technology growth with acceptable cost and speed. The Internet is not designed for any specific application purposes; rather it is for generic and evolves purposes. The Future Network is expected to hosts much more than today's applications in an efficient manner, but researcher predicted rigidity as one of the failure factors for Current Internet (CI).