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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

blue sky

@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 […]

poor wiring

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 […]

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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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 […]

LONAP

LONAP @ RIPE72

LONAP is at RIPE72 Wearing my LONAP hat again today. Actually that is a figure of speech. You can see from the featured image that I’m really wearing my LONAP shirt. Facebook friends will know that I’m at the RIPE72 conference in Copenhagen. We, LONAP, get a lot out of these conferences. Not only is […]

NANOG 66

NANOG 66 is in San Diego by the sea @LONAP

NANOG 66 – bring your shorts One of the downsides perhaps of being in the internet plumbing industry is that your Facebook timeline constantly fills up with people  off to conferences in exotic places. Even when they aren’t off to a meeting people are still off to exotic places as they spend their air miles. This week […]

LONAP networking dinner at kettners private dining

LONAP networking dinner is great success @JoeBaguley @LONAP

Industry peers get together for LONAP networking dinner The LONAP networking dinner held in a private dining room  at Kettner’s last Thursday night was as usual a huge success with guest speaker VMWare CTO Joe Baguley providing some stimulating thoughts for debate. Joe was speaking about Network Function Virtualisation. LONAP as you may know is an […]

RIPE71 social sushi

RIPE71 social scenes

It isn’t all work you know – videos from the first night RIPE71 social The RIPE71 social was a goodun. It’s always a bit of a risk using video recorded at such events because you never know what clarity of diction is going to be achieve, if you get my drift. On this occasion we […]

nominet enum

Nominet kills off ENUM project

Nominet ENUM is no more um This arrived in the email this morning from Nominet Head of Policy David Abrahams via ITSPA: “As you will be aware the Nominet ENUM project of 2007 was intended to provide a method for end-users to register ENUM domain names in the 4.4.e164.arpa zone. Nominet signed a contract with […]

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Schnapps post Euro-IX Berlin

Lovely to have you with us

Return from Euro-IX Berlin I don’t know whether it’s just hotel living or the exposure to different cultures but it’s always nice to come home after a trip overseas. For the first part of this week I was at Euro-IX Berlin. It was the usual useful meeting of Internet Exchange Point operators from mostly Europe but […]

Mobile Unified Communications Network Architecture

Mobile Unified Communications Network Architecture – an Operator Perspective

Introduction to Mobile Unified Communications Network Architecture Vodafone Group Solutions Architect Juan Hernandez presents us with an authoritative look at mobile Unified Communications Network Architecture Unified communications (UC) is a hot topic in the industry. Although the provided services may be pretty much the same in different market niches, the way in which such services […]

standardisation for WebRTC

Neill Wilkinson talks standardisation for WebRTC

standardisation for WebRTC Neil Wilkinson was the author of “Next-Generation Networks: Technologies & Services” – for John Wiley and is the owner of Aeonvista Ltd (http://www.aeonvista.com/) . Aeonvista is an ICT Consultancy created by Neill in 2007 who look to maximize the best in class technology thinking to inform their customers. So generating strategic solutions […]

Genband WebRTC hackathon

WebRTC week on trefor.net

  GENBAND WebRTC Week Once more it’s WebRTC week on trefor.net. The last time we did this the week was very kindly sponsored by our good friends at ipcortex. Their CEO Rob Pickering assembled a great collection of guest posts on the subject which were very widely shared. This week’s posts are sponsored by global voice […]

linkedin lonap

Linkedin links to Lonap

LinkedIn LONAP membership announcement Exciting to announce that LONAP has Linkedin as another new member. This follows on from the recent announcement of Apple hooking up with the IXP. AS 14414 LinkedIn joins an exciting roll call of members in what is a rapidly growing marketplace. Not all readers will be familiar with the internet peering model […]

siemens it graduate

Experiences as a Siemens IT graduate

Siemens IT graduate –  my career experiences so far… On October 1st 2014 I embarked on the first step into my career in IT. After completing four years at the University of Lincoln and gaining a Masters degree I was lucky enough to be offered a place on Siemens IT Graduate Scheme. Congleton is the […]

network automation

Life in the network automated future

Network automation – yea baby A long time ago, in Operations the world was very fragmented – web admins, sysadmins, database administrators.  Now most people at good companies are generalists. Tools allow you to administrate all of the different programs in the same way.  Specialists still exist, but for most day to day operations, specialists […]

Network Filter bypass solutions

How to get round an ISP’s filter

Network Filter bypass solutions The world is more connected now than ever before, and the change never seems to stop. My first experiences were a remarkable contrast to present-day possibilities. Radio is a constant source of amazement to me. Ever since my first contact across the planet using morse code on 3.5MHz, I have been […]

Liz loves prosecco geeks

Who sez geeks don’t do prosecco?

Geeks and prosecco do mix! I’ve been working within the networking industry since 2007. This isn’t the longest time compared to some of you die-hard industry types, but with my first UKNOF in 2009 I was thrust straight into the fabulous world of ISPs, networking and geeks. It was an odd industry to join as […]

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