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Mobile data


November 7, 2011  8:52 AM

Mobile Goes Data Mad

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
3G, cloud, Ericsson, Mobile data, Public Cloud, Sony, WLAN

Having recently got back from several weeks travelling around Europe, including a fair chunk in the UK, me and my 3G data dongles have been keeping close company, as the very WLAN products that I've tested over the years continue to fail to work when as badly deployed as they generally are in...

October 26, 2010  2:43 PM

Amazing What You Can Achieve With A 3G Dongle

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
3, Blue Coat, Certero, Firewalls, ftth, HP, Latency, Mobile data, NetPilot, Spirent

... as the actress said to the IT-aware bishop.

So, just back from more travels in the UK which - given that we were scheduled to fly out of Toulouse during the French "greve nationale" - went every bit as smoothly as you'd expect in those circumstances, but more on that later.


January 27, 2010  10:57 AM

How Many 3G Dongles Do You Need?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
3.co.uk, 3G, cloud, Dongles, Mobile data, Sophos, T-Mobile, Virgin, Vodafone, WLAN

Travelling Cross Country (in the train sense too) today twixt West of Yorkshire and Abingdon for a meeting; as ever lots to do, report adds/changes, presentations, emails to send and receive.


July 10, 2009  5:02 PM

Has The Networking Industry Gone On Its Hols? Let’s Do Phones Then…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
appliances, Mobile data, Smart phones, VoIP

Just when I thought the days of everyone trekking off to Spain or France (I know - I'm the local there) in July had vanished, so the networking industry goes eerily quiet.

Lucky then, that I've just completed my pilot testing on smart phone performance (see elsewhere in CW news...


June 17, 2009  1:27 PM

What Not To Do With £200m Of Your Money

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
ADC, DBAM, jetNEXUS, Load balancing, Mobile data, NetMotion, VoIP, Wifi

So the government's Digital Britain roadmap goes into operation today.

Given that there are 245 pages of the report wot launches it, I have focused on one obvious element, which is how much public money is being spent on the great new digital Britain, that amount being £200m. Now,...


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...


February 6, 2009  6:59 PM

Networking Derailed…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Cisco, Cloud Computing, Mobile data, NetMotion

So Cisco is the latest of the networking giants to start shedding jobs; 6,700 to go, starting with 2,000.

Cisco's points to the change in networking and the emergence of cloud computing as a primary reason for the slow-down; less folks want to own and run their own network, so there are...


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