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PARC Gets Content-Centric

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- PARC, a Xerox company, today launched the Emerging Network Consortium (ENC), an initiative formed to advance the development of the next-generation Internet based on Content-Centric Networking (CCN). ENC brings together industries in different sectors to innovate, collaborate, and exchange experiences based on CCN implementations across various industries. Founding members include Alcatel-Lucent, BT, France Telecom-Orange, Huawei, MACH, Panasonic, and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The formation of the ENC will pave the way for an entire industry to create and innovate networking products, services, and businesses.

PARC is continuing its notable legacy in networking with its work on CCN. Designed to match the way the network already works, CCN addresses many of the key problems facing the Internet today, including seamless content distribution, mobility, security, and scalability. PARC is well known for inventing networking technologies, going back to Ethernet, PUP, and XNS in the early days through significant contributions to IPv6 and Internet multicast.

"The Internet has gone from a communications channel to a media distribution channel, which has provided new and exciting opportunities," said Stephen Hoover, CEO, PARC. "The development of CCN will improve the Internet experience as people, equipped with several types of devices from smart phones to PCs to tablets, continue to share more and more content like videos, music, and photos. From business executives wanting to market products and services, to grandparents wanting to see the video of their grandkids playing soccer, CCN will improve these experiences. The formation of the ENC has the potential to help create significant, new opportunities."

Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

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