Networks Generation:

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April 11, 2014  1:28 PM

Benchmarking Integration…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Application Programming Interface, Big Data, Business, Data integration, Enterprise Resource Planning, Integration, Internet, Software as a Service, Spirent, TIBCO, VoIP, Voipex

Just finished some testing at test equipment partner Spirent's offices in glamorous Crawley with client Voipex - some fab results on VoIP optimization so watch this space for the forthcoming report - and it made me think just how...

February 27, 2012  2:37 PM

Just What If The IPv4 Addresses Did Run Out?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
carriers, Cloud Computing, HP, Internet, Internet of Things, IP, IP address, IPv4, IPv6, ISPs, MNOs, MNSPs, Protocols, telcos

It's a question we should all ask.

For the average IT user or network manager it's a significant point to actually consider. For a managed services company such as SAS Group, based down in an actually leafy bit of "greater" Crawley, it's a...


November 14, 2011  11:19 AM

10 Minutes Versus 10 Days

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
ADSL, Bandwidth, BT, fibre, ftth, Internet

I just moved apartments in Andorra and asked them if I could keep my current 100MbpsFTTH account (actually tops out at 83Mbps), related phone number etc - and the answer was "yes, of course" (with a bit of Catalan thrown in for good measure, most of which I ignored).


Ten...


February 23, 2011  11:59 AM

Am I Really Speaking To Someone In Wakefield?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Avaya, BT, Internet, Smart phones, VoIP

It's a difficult one, isn't it...

...choosing between speaking to a (hopefully) fully-functioning human person who might be located anywhere in the world and whose accent might be a tad challenging, or 'interacting' with a disconnected website or voice, whose design or accent accordingly...


December 9, 2010  2:17 PM

How To Beat The Snow: Brussels To Andorra In 30 Milliseconds

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
App-DNA, Converged infrastructure, HP, Internet, Latency, Video conferencing, Vidyo, VoIP, Voipex, Waitrose, WAN acceleration, Wine

London to Brussels to Andorra in under 30ms - not bad eh?

Even the Bugatti Veyron can't achieve that (though with permanent four-wheel drive you'd think it would be ideal for British winter conditions, yet you barely ever see one, strange!) but... Vidyo can.

I first saw these...


July 1, 2009  3:26 PM

The Lows and Lows of Internet Access

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
ADSL, BT, Internet

Apologies to any readers for the extended absence - lots of travelling, little in the way of Internet access other than WiFi hotspots that won't let you pay, neighbours of friends with annoyingly secure WLANs and other common (to me) failings.

Even when it's fixed and should work, as I...


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