gigaclear CEO Matthew Hare

Interview with Matthew Hare of Gigaclear

The business of rural fibre Matthew Hare, Chief Executive and Founder of rural broadband provider Gigaclear is a pal of mine. In this little chat Matthew gives his opinion on the future of fibre broadband in the UK. Tell us about Gigaclear, how and why you started the company. I started the company in December 2010 […]

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LONAP traffic

LONAP traffic continues to grow with new peak

LONAP traffic up and to the right LONAP traffic continues to grow with a new peak this month of over 240Gbps. I’d just been thinking of rattling off a quick post telling you we have broken through the 200Gigs mark at 206Gbps when lo and  behold that post became instantly obsolete. There have been 3 […]

how do you perform interop testing after firmware upgrade?

voip interop testing made easy? I’d be interested in chatting to anyone out there who has to periodically does voip interop testing to certify equipment after a firmware upgrade. You may be an IP telephony handset manufacturer or a vendor of other equipment that needs to be certified against an operator’s platform or network. This could […]

broadsoft provisioning server

Differentiate your service from that of other Broadsoft users

Broadsoft provisioning server – PIE by Netaxis Broadsoft would appear to be the leader in the hosted PBX market. The problem with this is that many Broadsoft based hosted VoIP services will have little to differentiate themselves from the competition. It is a situation reached in the mature on premise market many years ago. Their customer portals […]

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Massive inflation in the UK tech sector already happening

Look out UK – weak pound driving tech sector inflation and unemployment The news this morning about Tesco no longer stocking Marmite in its online store due to wholesale price hikes prompted a Facebook discussion on  price rises in the tech sector with pals in the industry.  Looks to me like we are in for […]

dory call simulator

What’s the Dory Story?

Call simulator finds problems before your customer Dory call simulator can be used to quickly certify new firmware releases on CPE such as PBXs or to stress test a network after upgrades to carrier platforms. Some of you will know I’ve been doing some consultancy work for a Belgian outfit called Netaxis Solutions. Netaxis develop software […]

NLNOG

@LONAP sponsors NLNOG meeting in Amsterdam

At NLNOG points mean prizes LONAP were pleased to be one of the sponsors at NLNOG 2016 last Friday. This is the Amsterdam gathering of Dutch based Network Operators. NLNOG has around 400 subscribers to its mailing list. There were 180+ attendees which puts it on a par with the UKNOF meetings – if I […]

FMC solution overview

A Solution to The Fixed Mobile Convergence Dilemma.

A simple FMC redirect server could be the answer Classically a FMC solution that works with mainstream Hosted Platforms employs SIP soft clients running on smartphones and relies on either wifi or the mobile data network for connectivity. The Netaxis solution uses the mobile voice channel offering more reliable connectivity with less drain on the handset […]

BT 4K TV

Broadband bandwidth growth driver – BT 4K TV

BT 4K TV At last week’s very excellent UKNOF35 meeting in Glasgow BT Chief Network Architect Neil Mcrae gave a talk about the BT 4K TV project. 4k has been creeping up on us for a while now and TVs that notionally support it have been in the shops for at least a couple of […]

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Post Office Special Delivery Performance

Why do we bother using the Post Office?

Not very Special Delivery Last Thursday I posted my passport at the Post Office in Peel, IoM where I am on holiday. I wanted it to get to Richard Irving safely so I paid for it to go Special Delivery, guaranteed to get there before 1pm, the next day ie Friday. Richard is taking it to […]

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32GB micro sd card for £11 from Tesco

32GB micro sd card from Tesco only £11 Needed some memory expansion on the S7 Edge whilst on holiday in Peel. Mine has 32GB and only 5GB left. These vids take up a lot of space. Moreover whilst here in the IoM I am backing up to Google Drive but not my NAS box. pics […]

Storage space growth forecast bang on the money

Storage space in line with forecast Just realised recently that I get 5GB free cloud storage space with Amazon Drive. I also have two Google drive accounts with over a TeraByte of storage space available plus a small amount of storage space on both Microsoft SkyDrive and Dropbox. I don’t need all these but they […]

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BT speaking clock is 80 years old on Sunday

At the third stroke lets all sing happy birthday I usually ignore the zillions of press releases I get in my trefor.net inbox. I made the mistake of once agreeing to go on some PR database and I get lots of crap from people I’ve never heard of. On this occasion however I am going […]

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@LONAP reaches for Sky

immediately boosts traffic Pleased to announce that UK eyeball network Sky has joined Internet Exchange Point LONAP. Sky, as most of you will know are one of the largest ISPs in the UK and this move is really an endorsement that the London based IXP has come of age. LONAP, which was established 19 years […]

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Amusing LinkedIn congratulatory messages

Started getting  load of LinkedIn congrats this week. I couldn’t understand why. It was happy anniversary in the job type stuff. I asked someone what it was for and turns out I’ve been on the ITSPA council for ten years. Actually that is wrong. ITSPA is now, in its current form, 11 years old and […]

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EU referendum poll result

Stay or Leave – the results of the trefor.net poll

EU Referendum Poll result At last tomorrow is the big day and I thought I’d share my own EU referendum poll result. Stay in the EU 170 51.8 % Leave the EU 158 48.2 % It’s very close. Quite gratifying in one respect as this would appear to match many bigger and no doubt more expensive polls […]

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House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee report on Cyber Security

House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee report on Cyber Security and all that jazz Email came through from ITSPA this morning regarding the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee report on  Cyber Security: Protection of Personal Data Online Contents In general, the report focused on the need for increased […]

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The great wiring challenge

Cables r us The great thing about working with LONAP is that I get to meet interesting people in interesting places. Yesterday my daughter Hannah and I met with Barry O’Donovan (INEX) and Mara Novakovic (LinkedIn) for early door at Slattery’s pub in Dublin. It’s a big rugby pub that is heaving when there is […]

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UK telecoms revenues plummet because of England v Wales game

punters hang on to their seats not their phones The number of calls being made by people in UK small businesses plummets during the England v Wales European footy match, according to highly respected telecoms chief Colin Duffy. In an exclusive revelation to trefor.net Duffy reveals that his customers spent more time watching the game […]

lonap 100GigE port

First @LONAP 100GigE port connected

Akamai hook up with LONAP 100GigE port Excited to tell you that Content Distribution Networks and LONAP member Akamai have connected at Equinix HEX with our first 100GigE port. This is a testament to the great work done by our engineering team Will, Rob and Tom. If you aren’t in the business this might not […]

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Takeaway messages from telecoms fraud workshop

Telecoms fraud workshop learnings We covered a lot of ground in yesterday’s telecoms fraud workshop. A big thanks to everyone who made it and to sponsors Netaxis and Gamma. I don’t think there was a singe person in the room who didn’t contribute in some way and I’m sure everyone got something out of it. […]

voip monitoring tools

VoIP monitoring tools for a world where SIP trunks outnumber ISDN

VoIP monitoring tools for the 21st century. I’m doing some work with a company called Netaxis Solutions who amongst other things provide a suite of VoIP monitoring tools for network operators/Internet Telephony Service Providers. This post highlights how the operational requirements of ITSPs change as they grow. Customers get more demanding and it becomes increasingly important to […]

brexit

Should I stay or should I go?

In out shake it all about The EU Referendum poll on this blog is picking up momentum thanks to all the background publicity the BBC et al have been giving it. The referendum not my poll 🙂 I realise it’s an important decision but personally I’ve been turned off by al the hype and switch […]

1080p versus 4k video

1080p versus 4k video

How much space have you got – 1080p versus 4k video? Simple post really. Kid 3 is home briefly from uni as he has a gig on Sunday. At the same time I took delivery this morning of my new Weber rotisserie. There is no correlation between these two facts. The link is that as […]

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peering in dublin

UK & Ireland Peering Forum – Monday 20th June

A chance to talk peering in Dublin Peering in Dublin. If you haven’t already got your name down and work for an organisation that is a member of one of the UK Internet Exchange Points you should seriously consider coming along to the UK and Ireland Peering Forum. This is being held in Dublin on […]

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