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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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Apple connects to LONAP exchange and pushes connected capacity over 1Tbps

Apple LONAP hook up pushes connected capacity above 1Tbps Apple Europe (AS714) has  hooked up its network to the LONAP Internet Exchange and taken the London based IXP’s connected capacity to over 1Tbps. Apple has been busy over the last few months hooking up with Internet Exchanges around the world. We in the industry figured that this made sense […]

Supermarket scanner screen surprise

Supermarket scanner thrills and spills The beauty of modern mobile intergalactic communication devices is that they have cameras. This means that when a photographic opportunity comes along (that doesn’t require lightning reflexes) a device can be whipped out and the moment captured. Such an opportunity presented itself at Waitrose over the Bank Holiday weekend. Entering the high […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

#UKNOF31 internet industry live blogging from the heart of the Manchester

UKNOF31 from Manchester Welcome to Manchester and UKNOF31. This is the thrice yearly gathering of the networking industry in the UK. Each meeting seems to be bigger and better than the last and today as people converge on the Manchester Central conference centre I have to tell you it’s shorts weather. No incriminating photos though. […]

Euro-IX 26 live blog from Marseille

Euro-IX 26 comments from sunny Marseille Morning all. Trust we are bright and breezy on this fine Mediterranean morning. I am in Marseille for Euro-IX 26. These Euro-IX fora (not forums) happen every 6 months and are a great way for keeping up with what’s going on in the world of Internet Exchange Points (IXP). […]

Solar eclipse drives dip in UK internet traffic @lonap

Internet traffic dip during eclipse – unusual behaviour for a big news event We saw an unusual internet traffic dip in traffic across the LONAP network this morning as presumably people downed their devices and went outside to watch the solar eclipse. I only found out the eclipse was happening yesterday as the papers started […]

Internet bandwidth trend continues to new peaks almost daily @lonap

Internet bandwidth trend – usage continues to grow The title of this post might encourage the odd wise crack. Bear s&*%s in woods etc. Of course internet bandwidth use is growing. The point is though that in the past we have occasionally seen big spikes in bandwidth that have subsequently driven average usage and growth. […]

ITSPA Awards 2015 tickets now on sale – I’ll be there with LONAP at the Tate Modern

ITSPA Awards 2015 – 2.30 – 5pm, 19th March, Tate Modern Yo y’all. Tickets for the ITSPA Awards 2015 are now available here. If you are in the Internet Telephony Service Provider community or supply to them you need to be there. These events are always fantastic networking opportunities. You get to mix with most of […]

Bufferbloat and Virgin Media

Virgin Media Buffering – Bufferbloat spat Bufferbloat, as most of you will know is the situation in a packet switched network where the packet buffers are so large1 they cause high latency and jitter. Bufferbloat can also reduce the network throughput. This post is all about a guy called Dave Taht and his encounter with Virgin Media buffering […]

Cloud Provider Survey – what do you look for most in a provider of cloud services

Cloud provider survey I’m currently putting together a website aimed at the cloud services market. People will be able to choose the best provider for them based on what parameters are most important to them. With that in mind I’m doing a cloud provider survey and as a little exercise I’m asking readers to tell me […]

PRIZE COMPETITION – guess who’s wearing the sandals #LINX88

PRIZE COMPETITION Guess who’s wearing the sandals at LINX88. There may be more than one person wearing sandals, this being an internet engineering meeting. Steve Lalonde plus the wearer of the sandals may not enter. The prize is either I’ll buy you a beer or I’ll buy breakfast at Silva’s Caff on Shaftesbury Ave at […]

LINX88 notes thoughts and ramblings

LINX88 notes and thoughts LINX is without doubt a big outfit. The stats speak for themselves: 603 member ASNs 22 new applications in 2015 1454 connected member ports 851 member-facing 10GigE ports 13 member-facing 100GigE ports over 2.53 Tb/sec of peak traffic 10.212 Tb of connected capacity 583 members 62 member countries The internet plumbing […]

Virgin expansion – a quick shufty at the business case & why they aren’t interested in the final third

Virgin Media expansion All over the news today are the Virgin Media expansions plans. Virgin plan to spend £3billion expanding their network reach from 13 million to 17 million homes. That’s £750 per household passed. If, following this investment, Virgin grows its customer base by the same proportion as the growth in network coverage they […]

Mobile data bandwidth in channel tunnel

Channel tunnel mobile data rate impressed Over in gay Paree for a few days to settle my daughter into the next six months of her year abroad adventure. yesterday was a freezing 11 hours traipsing around prospective flatshares. Couple of things I noticed both here and on the way over. In the Channel Tunnel I […]


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