what I read into it is... the future internet might not be
structured as it is today, we might get a "internet" on the
side which don't touch the DFZ at all. Mostly regionbased traffic...
WRONG! The future Internet will be structured the SAME as it is today,
mostly region-based traffic. The main exception to that rule is when a
there are countries in different regions which share the same language.
For instance there will always be lots of interregional traffic between
France and Canada, or between Portugal and Brazil.
People who are in the IETF have a warped view of reality because we all
speak English, and since there are English speaking countries in North
America, Europe, southern Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region, it seems
like everything is centralised. In addition, English is the 21st century
lingua-franca so it will always drive a certain level of international
traffic to any country, but moreso to countries like Norway where the
people often learn to speak English better than native English-speaking
Go to a country like Russia and it's a different story. Few people learn
English or any other language well enough to use it. There are no vaste
hordes of English-speaking tourists like in Spain or Italy. But there is
still a vast Internet deployment for the most part separate from the
English-speaking Internet. There the major search engines are Rambler
and Yandeks. Internet exchanges are located in Moskva, Sankt Peterburg,
Nizhniy Novgorod, Samara, Perm', Ekaterinburg, and Novosibirsk.
It's a basic fact of economics that the majority of transactions in any
point on the globe will always be with nearby points. That's why the USA
buys more goods from Canada than from any other country, in spite of the
fact that Canada is 1/10th the population. Communications volume follows
transaction volume, and therefore, the only reason that the Internet was
not more regional a long time ago, is that the process of shifting
communications from legacy networks to the Internet is a slow process.
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