How does an email, video or voice call transcend from a screen onto wires to arrive, at the speed-of-light, in a different part of the world? Network communications and the Internet, is perhaps one of the greatest technological revolutions of the twenty first century. It has had a profound impact on every aspect of our life. We are now in the midst of another technological revolution.
The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) connects our digital universe. BGP is a conduit for the Internet and without BGP the internet would not exist as we know it. All the richness it provides, the human and machine interaction, the email, videos, news, social networking and e-commerce, all this and much more would not be possible without BGP.