It’s Nice When Someone Impresses When You Are Not Expecting It – BT Wholesale Broadband Performance

My home ADSL has occasionally been causing me issues with the broadband performance dropping right off. I know it isn’t the Timico network because I can see our network utilisation and when I have problems at home there is plenty of capacity available in our backhauls. So gnashing my teeth I blamed BT and pulled […]

iPlayer demand forecast scheduled by session at the Olympics

Just sat in one of our ongoing planning sessions to calculate our bandwidth needs during the London 2012 Olympics. It’s a complicated call and we will be telling all nearer the time. One of the data sources we are using is the BBC’s own estimates of iPlayer traffic growth. The inset photo shows when the […]

Liverpool Echo Arena mobile capacity #paulmccartney and the French

Went to the last gig of Paul McCartney’s world tour at the Liverpool Echo Arena last night. Ten thousand fifty somethings with the occasional grandchild thrown in for the experience. Old Macca is going strong though at around 70 years old doesn’t quite hit all the high notes with the same strength as he might […]

How to manage mobile network capacity for a very large crowd.

Last weekend we went to the Lincoln Christmas Market. We go every year 1 – we live just on the edge of where the market is located and can walk there easily. It’s an institution in Lincoln. You either love the Christmas Market or you hate it. Those that like it love the atmosphere, the gluhwein, the […]