One topic that you have to address in a book on 5G is network slicing, which seems to be a topic that gets some people very excited (e.g., those who…

January 2023

We now have a complete draft of our Private 5G book. It’s not ready to publish just yet, but we do invite you to take a look on GitHub and give us your…
The occasional success of old ideas

December 2022

As is our tradition (now in its second year), our holiday post is a bit less serious than most. Last year Bruce waxed poetic (with a few rants thrown…
About two weeks ago, we joined the masses of people leaving Twitter for Mastodon. The fact that Mastodon, building on some earlier ideas for federated…
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November 2022

“It has been said that the principal function of an operating system is to define a number of different names for the same object, so that it can busy…
This week we continue our series of posts explaining the Systems Approach by way of examples. In this case, we’re returning to the case of the mobile…

October 2022

The Systems Approach has been the guiding principle for how we write, teach, and design systems for almost 30 years, and of course we get asked to…
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After a few weeks talking about TCP and QUIC, this week we return to one of our favorite topics: platforms. Building platforms is often an exercise in…

September 2022

The publication of a new, definitive specification for TCP (RFC 9293) is enough of a big deal in our world that we couldn’t resist a second post on the…
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A Case Study in System Evolution. With the recent publication of a new specification of TCP (RFC 9293) we found ourselves reflecting on how TCP has…
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August 2022

When we posted our article about modernizing the edge, in which we commented on the benefits of disaggregation, one wag on Twitter asked “Does this mean…
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