CoolTech Club with Stas Khirman : P2P - ISPs Killer?


August 21,2008


Peer-to-Peer applications became a major factor in the Internet traffic consumption, making major ISPs worry about sustainability of their business.

In his presentation, Stas Khirman reviews recent statistics and makes speculations about future of P2P, Internet and ISPs businesses. Topics to be covered:

  • What is the overall P2P impact on the global infrastructure of the Internet?
  • Worldwide, how many people are using P2P applications?
  • What are most “popular” P2P applications?
  • What types of contents are shared by P2P?
  • What can we learn from P2P trends?
  • What should ISPs do to survive?


Stas Khirman is a founder and moderator of CoolTech Club.
While not busy with Club duties, Stas is running "Khirman&Son LLC" - consulting boutique providing Silicon Valley companies with cutting edge technology expertise.
Prior to his own business, Stas co-found and run number of successful (and not so successful) networking and telecom startups dealing with P2P, Deep-Packet-Inspection , VoIP, Video On Demand, billing-mediation and other cool topics.

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