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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coast to coast walk broadband coverage

Coast to Coast broadband Thought it would be interesting to see what the Coast to Coast broadband coverage was likely to be during our walk in May. It will be most inconvenient is I cant upload stuff at the end of each day. I’m assuming that the daytime coverage in the mountains will be largely […]

Galaxy S7 Edge update – charging in the car whilst using GPS

Galaxy S7 Edge battery better than Oneplus2 for in car charging Thought it might interest you to know that my new Galaxy S7 Edge battery is much better than the Oneplus 2 for keeping its charge when on the go in the car. I use Waze when driving along often even when the route is […]

Mobile operator fraud case study

A Mobile Operator Fraud case study but it could apply to any type of network In this article this week’s guest editor Manuel  Basilavecchia of Netaxis describes a mobile operator fraud – in other words a telecom fraud that impacted a mobile operator. He describes the type of traffic pattern (destinations) and fraudster behaviour. For obvious reasons […]

In which I take a look at my new Oneplus 2 one week in

Oneplus 2 review – is the upgrade worth going for? I took delivery of my new Oneplus 2 last Wednesday. Initial thoughts: Screen already chipped – wtf?? I like the fingerprint recognition – works really well Took a while to figure out how to close down the camera app V cool button for selecting priority […]

12.1-YOG4PAS2QL has just destroyed my battery life

The new reduced 12.1-YOG4PAS2QL battery life As I was fiddling about on my laptop last night in front of The Apprentice, earphones in listening to music and concentrating intensely on my laptop screen to avoid all contact with aforementioned TV programme which I detest intensely, an offer of a firmware update for my Oneplus One came in. 12.1-YOG4PAS2QL. I […]

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 […]

Wholesale Mobile Access – a tonic for our industry?

Wholesale Mobile Access – a primary concern of the Competition and Markets Authority in its review of the proposed BT/EE transaction. It has been an exciting couple of months for those of us with an interest in the regulation of the telecommunications industry. We’ve had the publication of the much anticipated first “consultation” in Ofcom’s Strategic […]

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 […]

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 […]

Samsung Galaxy S6 promo on Twitter

Samsung Galaxy S6 promo – twitter spam This one caught my eye. A Samsung Galaxy S6 promo tweet. They are everywhere. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are about to launch, can you guess what we have planned this week? #S6EdgeOfSpace pic.twitter.com/NoeID7TFtH — Tesco Mobile (@tescomobile) April 6, 2015 I replied and got a […]

5g – ever given it any thought?

The 5g network – all of a sudden I’m quite looking forward to it I write a regular column for the Institute of Telecoms Professionals Journal, a worthy tome that should be read by engineers everywhere. Usually they chuck a subject over and I hastily scribble something down just before the deadline. Normally the subject […]

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 […]

Telco musical chairs with O2 as the prize.

When the music stops… So the latest, as far as I can gather, is as follows: BT are buying EE and not O2 Sky and TalkTalk are now interested in buying O2 with a rumour that so are Liberty Global (Virgin). Hutchinson (3) were also rumoured a couple of days ago to be interested. Vodafone […]

BT branding strategy with EE?

Will BT keep the EE brand? Picked up this little gem from Twitter. It’s a good question because it opens up a discussion regarding BT’s strategy post acquisition. Assuming it all goes through. https://twitter.com/FMLDNCAPO/status/544618159349956608 When BT bought Plusnet it was convenient to keep the brands separate. Plusnet became BT’s “value” brand although it is interesting […]

A week with Oneplus One CyanogenMod in the UK

After I got my Samsung Galaxy S4 back from the menders, again, the screen was fixed but the microphone seems to have been totally jiggered. At least broken enough to not be able to rely on it for phone calls. A little research and the Oneplus One CyanogenMod jumped out of the web page at […]

VOIP BYOD

Those who build or sell VoIP systems need to begin coping with BYOD, because soon enough it will inevitably be on your system’s spec sheet. Trefor.net welcomes VoIP Week contributor Paul Hayes, ProVu Communications Ltd.’s Product Development Director Whether you’re a developer of IP PBX or a provider of hosted VoIP telephony services, you need to […]

VoIP Hardware: Giving a British Icon a 21st Century Makeover

Repurposing a 20th Century British classic for the new millennium. Trefor.net is pleased to welcome “VoIP Week” contributor Mark Williams, Director of Sales at Obihai Technology. The GPO746 is loved by many – it’s hard to ignore the classic look and high quality construction of the original — but with most of us now using VoIP […]