Internet Governance Glossary
Model communications infrastructure consisting – besides its telecommunication infrastructure – of a layered system of protocols that control various aspects of the Internet architecture.
The Internet architecture comprises the following layers of protocols:
- Application layer,
- Transport layer,
- Internet layer,
- Network access layer.
At each layer various technical protocols are working based on rigorously developed technical standards dividing methods into a layered system of protocols. The Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) is the most important set of protocols of this layered system of protocols.