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Network Performance Measurement
From Alissa's email proposal:
Although network performance measurement has been a topic of research, standardization, and development for decades, recent efforts to create national, regional, and global access network measurement testbeds and frameworks are drawing renewed interest. These efforts seek to provide consistent measurements of fine-grained performance metrics such as packet loss, delay, and throughput, as well as higher order tests to capture quality of experience with respect to specific applications and services. Some standardized metrics and tests exist, including those developed in the IPPM WG, but a unified framework for observing and reporting the quality metrics that define users’ experiences across different networks has yet to be developed. This plenary will explore the approaches, results, and challenges involved with existing performance measurement efforts from around the world with an eye towards understanding the potential role for standardization broadly and IETF/IRTF activity specifically.