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BTOpenreach engineering visit Install

Openreach engineering visit

Openreach engineering visit fixes one fault and finds another The doorbell rang yesterday just after lunch. It was an Openreach engineer. Good news. He had come to fix our phone line. I wasn’t expecting him but there again wasn’t going to turn him away. Out phone line has been jiggered since Saturday. It’s ok as […]

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B4RN broadband

Calling the fibre broadband rollout team

Fibre broadband rollout not reaching “parts that other rollouts cannot reach” My heart goes out Jazz – see tweet below. We hear that metropolitan areas get new tech rollouts because of their population densities make the return on investment faster and more attractive than say rural areas. @SkyHelpTeam hence why I would like to speak […]

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Slack

Slack Instant Messaging

Using Slack Instant Messaging for our LONAP communications Just trying out Slack Instant Messaging for now. My first reaction when one of the boys suggested it was “oh no, not another IM system. Why can’t we just use hangouts, or messenger, or anything we already have.” I’ve changed my mind. Having a system that is […]

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plusnet website down

Plusnet website down

Plusnet website down – not great for an ISP Saw on Twitter that the plus.net website is down. Somewhat of a faux pas for an ISP. We’ve probably all suffered from such situations but it is usually extremely embarrassing for the team responsible. I daresay we will find out what happened in due course. This […]

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ripe69 karaoke

RIPE69 wrap up – Karaoke BoF

RIPE69 karaoke – excruciating T’was a week of excess. Excess conference sessions, excess coffee and excess alcohol. It would be difficult for an outsider to understand that the internet is actually fuelled by coffee and beer. That’s what makes those packets move. No sleep is involved. There is also whisky. On Thursday night, deep in […]

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ripe69 wifi router

RIPE69 wireless LAN

RIPE69 wireless LAN is terrific You have to hand it to our industry. Whenever I go to a conference the WiFi internet access is usually terrific. On this occasion at the Novotel in Hammersmith we have 600 or so engineers crammed into a meeting room. That’s a lot of folk using the internet whilst listening […]

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namecheap net neutrality video ISP traffic management

ISP traffic management policies

An overview of consumer ISP traffic management policies ISP traffic management in which some types of traffic may be prioritised over others has been the subject of an ongoing debate. This is particularly the case amongst the Internet Telephony Service Provider (ITSP) communities but also elsewhere. NetNeutrality is the issue (look it up) and is […]

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Desktop VoIP Telephone

Why the Desktop VoIP Telephone isn’t Going Away

Major leaps in technology allow business phones — the desktop VoIP telephone — to serve a rapidly growing range of needs. Trefor.net welcomes “VoIP Week” contributor Jeff Rodman, Polycom‘s Chief Technology Evangelist. Since co-founding the company in 1990 Jeff has been instrumental in the realization of Polycom’s iconic products for voice, video, network communications, and […]

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BROADBANDRating soft launch

BROADBANDRating soft launch – feedback welcomed

The BROADBANDRating soft launch happens today folks. Today is the BROADBANDRating soft launch. BROADBANDRating is a new trefor.net property that seeks to help consumers with their choice of broadband provider. Rather than being  site that just compares broadband deals we want to help people decide which ISP to go for. This is actually quite a difficult […]

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TalkTalk fibre Broadband Technology

TalkTalk Fibre to the premises

TalkTalk Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) rollout in York announced I’ve been doing a bit of background work on UK broadband service provision, the output of which will appear in the fullness of time, in due course (etc etc). Yesterday the Twittersphere threw out the news that TalkTalk fibre to the premises was being rolled out […]

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broadband sentiment analysis

Broadband sentiment analysis

Broadband sentiment analysis used to examine broadband providers When you browse an ISP website looking at the packages they have on offer it is really difficult to decide how to choose. By and large they are all very similar. Some may offer different TV bundles and you occasionally see the occasional high street store voucher thrown […]

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ECIX free 20Gbps Netflix bandwith Frankfurt,Netflix Germany chooses ecix,

ECIX free 20Gbps Netflix bandwith Frankfurt

ECIX free 20Gbps Netflix bandwith Frankfurt. More news from Deutchland as Netflix announce a deal with Frankfurt based commercial internet exchange ECIX. ECIX free 20Gbps Netflix bandwith Frankfurt. I posted quite recently that ECIX had won the right to host Netflix traffic in Frankfurt. This was a surprise as DE-CIX, one of the largest internet […]

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IPv4 business case for IPv6

Business case for IPv6 #UKNOF29

Participants at UKNOF29 in Belfast were unconvinced that there was a business case for IPv6 It’s over three years since the UK networking industry got together to celebrate the end of the internet as we knew it. The trefor.net “Move over IPv4, Bring on IPv6″ party in the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden had […]

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UKNOF UKNOF29

UKNOF29 live day 2

UKNOF29 live day 2 – as it happens straight to your connected device wherever you are. Welcome back to a beautiful late summer’s day in Belfast. Or is it early autumn? Anyway it’s a nice one and we have another great day in prospect. UKNOF live day 2 action is again brought to you from […]

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UKNOF UKNOF29

UKNOF29 live blogging

UKNOF29 live blogging from Belfast – stay tuned for live updates as they happen – the best snippets brought to your desktop from inside the room UKNOF29 is co-located with The Internet Society ION conference at the Assembly Buildings in Belfast. follow the conference on Twitter at #UKNOF29 or #IONConf and watch the live webcast over […]

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Consumer Rights

Consumer Rights and Net Neutrality

Consumer Rights is a far less toxic term than Net Neutrality. I’ve previously written for Trefor.Net on the subject of Net Neutrality and what it means to members of the VoIP community. And I think it’s high time for an update, but this time considering consumer rights. After a promising start the European Union went […]

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BTOpenreach engineering visit Install

Openreach Profit Incentive in Action

Openreach’s sub-contractors may not all be so bad after all. I finally had BT Infinity installed a few weeks ago. Having watched the installation of Huawei DSLAM at the end of the road some time before that with much anticipation, I pondered how badly BT Openreach and its subcontractors would botch the job and ruin the frontage […]

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ECIX free 20Gbps Netflix bandwith Frankfurt,Netflix Germany chooses ecix,

Netflix Germany launch to use ECIX instead of DE-CIX

Netflix Germany launch uses ECIX instead of largest player DE-CIX Netflix, in case you didn’t know is a company that streams TV to your home over your broadband internet connection. In fact in markets in which it operates Netflix is responsible for a big proportion of bandwidth usage. Last year Netflix was reported to have […]

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ipv4 leasing or move to ipv6?

IPv4 leasing & IPv6 penetration into networks

IPv4 leasing offer from broker but uses gmail address. Got an email at my LONAP address yesterday asking if we had any spare blocks available for IPv4 leasing. I used to occasionally get them when at Timico as I think did most of the industry. This time it’s prompted me to look a little deeper into […]

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home broadband deals from EE

Home broadband deals – how to choose?

Home broadband deals for consumers getting very competitive – help needed I’ve been spending some time preparing for the launch of broadbandrating.com. This is a new trefor.net site we are working on to make affiliate advertising revenues from the broadband market. In doing so we’ve been signing up with ISP partners and getting an eyeful […]

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lonap board notebooks byod strategy

BYOD strategy revealed at LONAP board meeting

BYOD strategy revealed at LONAP board meeting. Lonap held its regular board meeting on Wednesday at Will Hargrave’s house. These are very long days but worthwhile. We have a lot of stuff to plough through. LONAP operates a BYOD strategy. The IXP is very leading edge especially when it comes to HR and IT. The […]

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Not Broadband

UK Broadband — Not Fit for Purpose

Ignore the pachyderm! By 2017 100% of the UK will have broadband (supposedly). It would seem that far too many people are happy to skirt around the issues, to deliver platitudes and sound bites to willing journalists who don’t actually feel like investigating the truth or facing the elephant in the country. Particularly in the countryside. […]

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Old Web

Old Websites

Considering Internet detritus of the slash-and-burn order, often the walking-dead creations of fly-by-night “web developers” who took the money (and lots of it) and ran. Websites. For small businesses. Probably built by someone nice met at a local business networking event. In Drupal? Joomla? TYPO3? For those without a care in the world, those first […]

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