Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Found this article "Peering Inside a Mobile Phone Network" written by Rich Mogull. It was very well written and cleared up some things that I did not know about the cell networks. I had the grave misconception that the cell networks are like IP networks; oh no sir. The truth is that they are much different. The article sort of takes the view that we (users of these networks) should think about cutting the operators and designers of these networks some slack. I say no way on that. Not our (users of these networks) fault that the cell networks are woefully inadequate to the task. Alas, the article described (from a very high level) what was taking place and it is worth a read even if you are very technical already.