Networks Generation:

March, 2009


March 28, 2009  10:52 AM

The Wonders Of Wireless…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
802.11n, Mobile data, NetMotion, ProCurve

Folks who work in IT - like myself - often tend to take technology somewhat for granted.

It's only when you get on a train at King's Cross, en route to Leeds and the mighty Elland Road, and find free WiFi all the way up the line - and it works - so you can write blogs like this one,...

March 27, 2009  8:28 AM

The B****y Mobile Network… Or Is It?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
BlackBerry, Mobile, Mobile data, nokia, samsung, Spirent

Just started testing on mobile handsets, c/o one of our test equipment partners, Spirent.

And already we're seeing some interesting results - handsets dropping calls unexpectedly in relatively ok operating conditions. A cool half-million quid's worth of test rig is enabling us to...


March 18, 2009  7:29 PM

Cisco Serves It Up To Competition

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Cisco, Dell, HP ProCurve, IBM, Juniper, Storage, Virtualisation

Remember the days when IBM tried to rule the world?

Now, everyone seems to be trying to get in on the act, with Cisco being the latest this week to decide that networking alone is not enough. With the launch of its its Unified Computing System, comprising...


March 11, 2009  6:39 PM

Lies, Damn Lies and Green-Washing

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Cisco, Ethernet switching, Nortel, power consumption, ProCurve

Interesting to see a little Cisco video up on its website:

CISCO video

It talks about "green" networking being basically a load of b******s - "just paint a switch green and you have green...


March 6, 2009  1:37 PM

Mobile Phones – How Good Are They Really?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Broadband-Testing, m-Test, Mobile, Spirent

By one of those excellent fates of timing, I had a comment sent in by Paul Fennemore of Businesszone UK about mobile phone testing and a technology his company has, called m-Test.

The same day as he sent the email I was sat in Spirent's test labs in Crawley, going through how half a...


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