UK & I PF Social

UK & Ireland Peering Forum Social

Informal social event for Network Engineers and Peering coordinators during London Technology Week – UK & I PF Social Once again LONAP is joining forces with the other mutual IXPs in the UK and Ireland to promote Peering and facilitate the exchange of ideas in an informal atmosphere. Attending this event will enable you to network […]

Self Learning Control Layer

Looking for a Session Routing Engine? It needs to be carrier grade

Carrier grade architecture for Session Routing Engines It’s a fact that many ITSPs, certainly in the UK where there is a proliferation of them, do not need a call routing engine. Their (mostly) least cost routing needs are covered by their existing softswitch or by the Session Border Controllers they stick in front if it. […]

Self Learning Control Layer

MOS based route selection using Netaxis Session Routing Engine

Session Routing Engine is us Had a really good working lunch last week with special guest Laurent Debacker. Laurent runs fixed and mobile network operations for Belgian telco Voo and provided us with a very interesting talk about their implementation of the Netaxis Session Routing Engine. Some of you might think there is nothing much […]

RIPE74

RIPE74 is in Budapest

RIPE74 report from Budapest Sat in the RIPE74 meeting having arrived at tea time last night. Every time I come to these meetings I am reminded at how good these events are. It’s not just the content. It’s the opportunity to meet folk relevant to your business that you wouldn’t normally see on a day […]

SME’s inaction on cybersecurity is bad for business

SME cybersecurity – should they care? Small retailers and businesses aren’t doing enough on cybersecurity. This, at least, is what emerges from a survey published recently from domain provider 123 Reg, who canvassed 13,000 online retailers and discovered that 10% of them aren’t taking any steps whatsoever to protect their customers’ personal data. This is a […]

Self Learning Control Layer

Self Learning Control Layer in VoIP Networks

Taking Control of Your Network – The Self Learning Control Layer The development and implementation of telecommunications networks and services has traditionally been a long drawn out affair. Even the smallest project might have an 18 month gestation period. Major network roll outs much longer. The advent of API driven environments provides us with the opportunity […]

oracle award

Proud winners again – Oracle style

Netaxis win Prestigious Oracle Award Totally thrilled to tell you that last week, at the Oracle Industry Connect event in sunny Orlando Florida, Netaxis Solutions were presented with a prestigious Oracle Award for services to the industry. Or something like that 🙂 Oracle are important business partners for Netaxis. We use their Session Border Controllers […]

Mobile World Congress 2017

Mobile World Congress 2017

Report from Mobile World Congress 2017 It’s been a busy few weeks with some highlights, not the least of which being our exit from Timico shareholding. It brings to an end what was a great journey. We started Timico in April 2004. I kind of retired after ten years or so but remained a shareholder. It […]

voip network monitoring

VoIP Network Monitoring Workshop Wrapup

VoIP Network Monitoring workshop learnings Terrific VoIP Network Monitoring workshop on Tuesday. Ended up with around 25 engineers in the room. Who would have thought that 3 hours would whizz by when talking about this subject? Thanks to all who came especially Raph from Netaxis, Ade and Ben from Zen Internet and Florian from Oracle. […]

voip network monitoring

More VoIP Network Monitoring Stuff

All about VoIP Network Monitoring The UK VoIP industry is maturing. Networks are growing, subscriber numbers are increasing and the tools people used when they first started may no longer do the job. Once upon a time it was just fine to use freeware. After all there is plenty of support out there. Usergroups willing […]

VoIP Network Monitoring Workshop update

VoIP Network Monitoring Workshop Update

VoIP Network Monitoring Workshop update stuff Quick trefor.net VoIP Network Monitoring Workshop update I have planned in town on Tuesday 21st February. The workshop is being held at Gamma’s offices near the Gherkin (St Mary Axe) with free beer and curry generously provided by Oracle and me, with my Netaxis Solutions UK hat on (blows on […]

Fixed Mobile Convergence Mobile World Congress

Who is going to Mobile World Congress next month?

Showcasing Fixed Mobile Convergence Mobile World Congress 2017 Fixed Mobile Convergence Mobile World Congress. If you are thinking of going to Mobile World Congress in Barca next month let me know and we can hook up. I’ll be there with Netaxis where we will be showcasing a load of nifty stuff including our Fixed Mobile […]

Netaxis Solutions UK

Announcing Netaxis Solutions UK

Netaxis Solutions UK Thought I’d share some news with y’all. Last week we set up Netaxis Solutions UK, This is a joint venture between me and Netaxis in Belgium, a business I worked with last year on a consultative basis. Quite exciting really. Netaxis are an engineering based company that partners with telecoms network operators.They […]

vidyo video conferencing

Video conferencing takes the strain out of taking the train

Vidyo video conferencing takes the strain out of taking the train Interesting statistics for Netaxis’ internal usage of their Vidyo video conferencing solution in 2016. We had a cumulative total of  91,496 minutes of connections. That’s 2 months, 3 days, 12 hours and 56 minutes of connections. There were a total of 974 meetings connecting […]

gigaclear CEO Matthew Hare

Interview with Matthew Hare of Gigaclear

The business of rural fibre Gigaclear CEO Matthew Hare 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 aiming to deliver brilliant broadband to rural […]

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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 […]

tech sector inflation

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 […]

sd card

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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