The existing Internet architecture has been designed for efficient communication but not for distribution. Since the commercialization of Internet by the 1990s it has achieved huge success and incorporated into virtually every aspect of modern human life. It is estimated that there are about 2.267 billion Internet users on December 31, 2011. However, with the advances of Internet technologies we are witnessing the reshaping of most traditional communications media including telephone, music, film and television by the Internet. More and more contents are distributed from content providers to many users.
Citation: He J (2012) Network Architectures for Next Generation Internet Content Distribution. J Telecommunicat Sys Manag 1:e104.