Report from the IAB COVID-19 Network Impacts Workshop 2020
draft-iab-covid19-workshop-01

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Authors Jari Arkko  , Stephen Farrell  , Mirja K├╝hlewind  , Colin Perkins 
Last updated 2021-02-22
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Network Working Group                                           J. Arkko
Internet-Draft                                                  Ericsson
Intended status: Informational                                S. Farrell
Expires: 26 August 2021                           Trinity College Dublin
                                                            M. K├╝hlewind
                                                                Ericsson
                                                              C. Perkins
                                                   University of Glasgow
                                                        22 February 2021

       Report from the IAB COVID-19 Network Impacts Workshop 2020
                     draft-iab-covid19-workshop-01

Abstract

   The COVID-19 pandemic caused changes in Internet user behavior,
   particularly during the introduction of the initial quarantine and
   work-from-home arrangements.  These behavior changes drove changes in
   Internet traffic.

   The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) held a workshop to discuss
   network impacts of the pandemic on November 9-13, 2020.  The workshop
   was held to convene interested researchers, network operators,
   network management experts, and Internet technologists to share their
   experiences.  The meeting was held online given the on-going travel
   and contact restrictions at that time.

Discussion Venues

   This note is to be removed before publishing as an RFC.

   Source for this draft and an issue tracker can be found at
   https://github.com/intarchboard/covid19-workshop.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Workshop Topics and Discussion  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Measurement-based Observations on Network Traffic
           Dynamics  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       3.1.1.  Overall Traffic Growth  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       3.1.2.  Changes in Application Use  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       3.1.3.  Mobile Networks and Mobility  . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       3.1.4.  A Deeper Look at Interconnections . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.1.5.  Cloud Platforms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.1.6.  Last-Mile Congestion  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       3.1.7.  User Behaviour  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     3.2.  Operational Practises and Architectural Considerations  .  11
       3.2.1.  Digital Divide  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       3.2.2.  Applications  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       3.2.3.  Observability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       3.2.4.  Security  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       3.2.5.  Discussion  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     3.3.  Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   4.  Feedback on Meeting Format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   5.  Position Papers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   6.  Workshop participants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   7.  Program Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   8.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   9.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
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