Maksim Proshin, transport protocols expert at MERA, took part in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meetings: IETF 94 and IETF 95. IETF 94 was held in Yokohama, Japan, on November, 1-6, in 2015 and IETF 95 was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on April, 3-8, in 2016. At both events, Maksim attended TSVWG, TCPM, MPTCP, RMCAT, TAPS and RTCWEB working group sessions and delivered on the evolution of the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP).
SCTP is a message-oriented standards track transport protocol. It was originally developed for transporting telephony signalling messages and is deployed in telephony signalling networks, most largely - in mobile telephony networks. It can also be used for a number of services, e.g. WebRTC framework for data channels, and is therefore deployed in all WEB-browsers supporting WebRTC. The latter is a protocol suite aimed at real time multimedia exchange between browsers and other entities.
Maksim will continue to actively participate in IETF and contribute to SCTP evolution and the whole transport area.
IETF is the Internet's premier technical standards body. It gathers a large open international community of network designers, engineers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and smooth operation of the Internet.