Net Neutrality Measurements: Regulatory Use Case and Problem Statement
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IP Performance Working Group                                 K. Nieminen
Internet-Draft                                                    FICORA
Intended status: Informational                           August 28, 2017
Expires: February 28, 2018

 Net Neutrality Measurements: Regulatory Use Case and Problem Statement
             draft-nieminen-ippm-nn-measurements-01.txt 

Abstract

  This document describes a regulatory use case for net neutrality 
  measurements based on the new European open internet regulation. 
  The purpose of this document is to give sufficient details for
  developing the actual net neutrality measurement metrics.

  This document describes the problem statement.  According to the 
  Regulation European regulators has to supervise and enforce the net 
  neutrality obligations.  Especially the reliability of measurement 
  results is important.  However, monitoring net neutrality is a 
  complex topic lacking standardized measurements.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   2.  Problem statement   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   3.  Regulatory use cases  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
     3.1.  Monitoring the performance of internet access services  . . 5
     3.2.  Detecting traffic management practices that impact the 
           availability of individual applications . . . . . . . . . . 7
     3.3.  Detecting traffic management practices that impact the 
           quality of service for individual applications  . . . . . . 7
     3.4.  Detecting end-user dependent factors that may impact the 
           measurement results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
   4. Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
   5. IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
   6. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
   7. Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

1.  Introduction

   According to the European open internet regulation [1], providers of 
   internet access services shall treat all traffic equally, when 
   providing internet access services, without discrimination, 
   restriction or interference, and irrespective of the sender and 
   receiver, the content accessed or distributed, the applications or 
   services used or provided, or the terminal equipment used.

   The Regulation allows only few exceptions for this rule that are 
   subject to strict interpretation and to proportionality requirements.

   The Regulation imposes an obligation for European regulators to 
   closely monitor and ensure compliance with the Regulation.
   Regulators must also promote the continued availability of non-
   discriminatory internet access services at levels of quality that 
   reflect advances in technology. 

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   The Regulation imposes also new transparency obligations for 
   internet access service contract conditions.  Regarding fixed 
   networks, internet access service providers must publish among other 
   things a clear and comprehensible explanation of the minimum, 
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