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Global broadband competition stakes heat up

China broadband Picked up this article in Total Telecom.  China plans to spend $327Bn on rolling out ubiquitous broadband by 2020. The slowest performance will be 20Mps with urban connurbations (or however you spel it:) ) of more than 200k people getting 100Megs. I don’t know how that compares with the per head spending in […]

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No such thing as a SIP sausage

How now brown cow It’s that Thursday afternoon lethargic feeling where really you want it to be 5pm on Friday so that you can legitimately be somewhere else. ie the pub. There is probably lots going on but it’s all passing me by. The Summer test cricket has started. We got off to a terrible […]

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Announcing trefor.net Technology Marketing

trefor.net Technology Marketing At trefor.net we regularly get asked if we can help out with content generation. Add to that our PR, video production and graphic design skills and you have a powerful mix of capabilities. Enter trefor.net Technology Marketing. trefor.net Technology Marketing is a fully blown marketing agency that can help you get your […]

Business Connectivity Market Review

Ofcom Business Connectivity Market Review

Ofcom Business Connectivity Market Review As part of their Business Connectivity Market Review (BCMR), Ofcom published a document last Friday detailing its proposals related to competition in the provision of leased lines. Ofcom are looking at whether BT should grant access to its Dark Fibre network to other ISPs. They also want to consider reducing the […]

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Happy Birthday to us

Happy Birthday to tref, Happy Birthday to tref, Happy Birthday to trefor dot net, Happy Birthday to tref. I was writing a proposal last night and in it put a vague “trefor.net has been going 7 or 8 years”. This didn’t feel particularly right. I should know how long the blog has been going. I looked it up. […]

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RIPE70

RIPE70

I have to tell you about RIPE70. RIPE70 was held in the Okura hotel in Amsterdam. Very nice hotel. Nice pool, sauna, bars etc etc. Amsterdam was very nice too. Great restaurants, picturesque streets and canals. Only downsides were the lethal nature of the roads and the beer. Re the roads you have to look out […]

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Lonap traffic contines to grow apace

Internet traffic growth at Lonap The chart in the featured image is the yearly 1 day average internet traffic growth at Lonap. What you see is effectively a reflection of how the internet is growing. The Lonap traffic includes organic growth plus the addition of new members but the details needn’t concern us really – […]

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Sharing data in a Digital Single Market

Lyndsey Burton comments on Digital Single Market The European Commission announced details of their plan for a Digital Single Market in Europe. With it, they’ve outlined a “free flow of data” proposal. Unfortunately it’ll be another wait before we know exactly how they’ll do this – a detailed proposal won’t be ready until 2016. A […]

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Digital single market strategy

EU Digital Single Market Strategy The ITSPA secretariat have published a summary of issues that concern the Internet Telephony Service Providers’ industry in last week’s Digital Single Market Strategy. I’m sure much will be written on this subject in the coming months. In the meantime the ITSPA summary is a good little crib sheet of […]

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Where is the WebRTC money? We don’t just do this for fun.

WebRTC monetisation – where is it at? Last week I chaired a WebRTC workshop. There seem to be a lot of them around at the moment. Very trendy/topical. It was an ITSPA/trefor.net event. We previously had a WebRTC workshop two years ago where a room full of engineers  were treated to fairly uninspiring demos of […]

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WebRTC and the mobile reseller opportunity

The WebRTC opportunity for mobile sales dealers So far in the ipcortex WebRTC week we’ve talked a lot about the impact that WebRTC will have on how we might communicate, as well as exploring some of the technical aspects of the technology. One thing that we’ve not really touched upon is the way that WebRTC will […]

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Real Time Campaigning: How will WebRTC and other tech impact elections in 10 years’ time?

What might a WebRTC enabled democracy & election process look like in 10 years’ time? (Or, technically, 12) There’s a lot of pre-election stuff that’s the same every year. The campaigning, the squabbles, the gaffes and the villains: they’re all regular plot lines in Britain’s most depressing pantomime. As we go to the polling stations tomorrow, however, we can […]

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Hacking together a WebRTC Pi in the sky – keevio eye

WebRTC on a drone Team ipcortex put together the keevio eye hack for the TADHack London mini hackathon at Idea London on 11-12th April. The idea was to develop a proof of concept for WebRTC running headless on small embedded devices and talking to our keevio video chat interface. Hardly mission critical but TADHack is a load of fun, and a […]

Wormhole

Wormholes, WebRTC and the implications of algorithmical analysis

James Batchelor is Founder and Chief Executive at Alertacall, an organisation which uses neat technology to deliver services which increase human contact with people at risk and are used to improve the lives of many thousands of vulnerable people. Prior to that he was involved in the creation several ventures in the internet service provision, internet […]

Martin John of AQL talks ISRF mechanics

Mechanics behind International Shared Revenue Fraud

VoIP fraud continues to rear its head this week with a post on ISRF mechanics. Continuing with his week as guest editor covering VoIP fraud issues David Cargill has invited industry expert Martin John from AQL to discuss IRSF mechanics – how it actually works: As we all know International Shared Revenue Fraud (ISRF) plays a […]

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WebRTC – where are the real world applications?

I’ve been working with WebRTC for a few years now and from time to time talk in public about the technology and its potential. A pretty popular question goes along the lines of “that’s all very well, but where is the revenue in it for me?” Around the time we did our first end-user demo […]

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ipcortex WebRTC week cc @ipcortex

Welcome to ipcortex WebRTC week on trefor.net. It is with some terror that I accepted the invitation to contribute a series of posts here on the future of communication technology – Tref’s readers are a pretty smart bunch and this is a great opportunity make complete fools of ourselves when our crystal ball inevitably turns […]

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Telecom Fraud – Investment in Prevention and Detection initiatives not always available.

IRSF- International Revenue Share Fraud This week we have David Cargill as guest editor. David runs the Operations Working Group at  the Internet Telephony Sevice Providers’ Association (ITSPA) and takes a special interest in VoIP Fraud. David has invited a number of experts to contribute guest posts on fraud related subjects. This ties in with the ITSPA/trefor.net […]

VoIP Fraud: Money Lost PABX fraud

PABX fraud is on the up – by Manuel Basilavecchia of Netaxis

PABX fraud growth This week we have David Cargill as guest editor. David runs the Operations Working Group at  the Internet Telephony Sevice Providers’ Association (ITSPA) and takes a special interest in VoIP Fraud. David has invited a number of experts to contribute guest posts on fraud related subjects. This ties in with the ITSPA/trefor.net Workshop on Wednesday […]

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Practical IP Phone Design

Practical Applications for Your IP Handsets In the last of her articles on IP handset design Snom Marketing Manager Lesley Hansen talks about practical applications including ip phone hot desking. IP phones are unique in that they were built to support IP first and telephony second. When businesses embrace the richer world of unified communications the […]

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IP Phone Aesthetics

Designing IP Phones for Beauty and Practicality – IP phone aesthetics In the 7th of 8 posts on how to design an IP phone Snom Marketing Manager Lesley Hansen talks ip phone aesthetics. Design is at the service of the user and the product functionality. In order to reach a good design, we must give […]

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6th trefor.net UC Executive Dinner sponsored by Snom

uc executive dinner is another hit Just a quick footnote re the 6th trefor.net UC Executive Dinner held on Tuesday night in London. We had 23 top industry executives signed up for the event which is by invitation only. Tuesday night’s event was held at London’s top Michelin starred Spanish restaurant Barrafina. The speaker Kevin […]

ITSPA Spring Workshop

ITSPA Spring Workshop in association with trefor.net

It’s that time of year again – the ITSPA Spring Workshop in association with trefor.net Another hand picked packed programme with something to suit all:) This ITSPA Spring Workshop is going to cover two hot topics: WebRTC and VoIP fraud. We have an exciting competition announcement and a real live voip hacking demo to look forward to. […]

ip phone interoperability Designing IP Phones for Voice Quality

IP Phone Interoperability cc @snom

No man is an island – IP Phone interoperability explored In the fifth article of the series SNOM UK Marketing Manager Lesley Hansen talks about IP Phone interoperability. Ensuring that you make the most out of your investment is important and is often a consideration as you shop for a new phone system. Budget-conscious business decision […]

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IP Phone Security

IP Phone Security ensures IP Telephony is not compromising the business She’s back again. Guest editor Lesley Hansen discusses what needs to be considered in ip phone security design. VoIP or IP phone security is a hot topic. Security attacks continue to evolve and attackers find ever more sophisticated ways of attacking systems. VoIP is […]

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