Internet Concentration Posts
How Governments Can Identify Weaknesses in Their Country’s Internet
Decision-makers and advocates can use Pulse to identify weaknesses in their local Internet ecosystem and make evidence-based, public policy decisions to address these.
The Challenges of Measuring Decentralized Networks: The Case of the InterPlanetary File System
Measuring the performance of decentralized networks is necessary to make the performance and adoption of Web 3.0 protocols and networks comparable to those we use today.
Internet Infrastructure Predictions for 2023: Ukraine Internet to Prevail, Central Asia to Increase Internet Resilience in Response to War
2022 will be remembered as a year in which conflicts and crises shaped our collective attitudes toward infrastructure and the Internet in interesting ways.
From Centralization to Market Concentration
In 2021, a fourth focus area was published on Internet Society Pulse. We called it “Internet Centralization”. Today we’ve changed the name to “Market Concentration” and we wanted to explain why. The concept of centralization can be seen as the degree to which an activity within a given set of relationships is dependent on a […]
Internet Centralization – New Pulse Focus Area Provides New Perspectives
[Note: On 2 August 2022, we changed the name of the Centralization focus area to Market Concentration. Find out why here.] The Internet is built on a decentralized model. Its many network operators make independent decisions about how to interconnect, and the core functions and decisions required to keep the Internet running are distributed among its participants using open standards and protocols. This decentralized architecture, where power and […]