BBC iPlayer growth – tablets shifting our viewing habits

Richard Cooper runs the BBC’s online platforms. He was guest speaker at the ISPA Conference last week and his subject was naturally iPlayer which with 245 million requests in September has enjoyed 23% year on year growth. I took pics of some of his slides – this first one shows the increase in requests. The […]

4G adoption in UK businesses

4g for business offers backup facility for superfast broadband Why should business use 4G? Yesterday I sat on a panel discussing 4G at the Convergence Summit South trade show in Sandown Park. The audience was largely resellers of communications services. What you would traditionally call a PBX reseller. In terms of expectations of what 4G […]

iOS7 release causes internet traffic to double

iOS7 caused a stir in more than one way last week. Twitter abounded with all sorts of comments regarding how slow the Apple servers were responding to download requests from excited fanbois eager to checkout the latest slightly iterative functionality of their new iOS. When the dust settled it seemed that the majority of people had […]

#LINX82 – visible signs of growth of the internet

Sat in the LINX82 meeting. If you’ve never been, these LINX meetings are where the people who run the internet in the UK get together to chat – about the nuts and bolts of the internet. Today we are discussing the Open IX developmental standard, getting an update on the US exchange, following the Manchester […]

A few observations on the Cisco Annual VNI Report 2012 – 2017

I live in my own little world. It’s a connected world but relatively contained. I have a modest 2,461 followers on Twitter, 455 friends on Facebook and over 5001 connections of LinkedIn. All this comes in to perspective when you read Cisco’s annual Visual Networking Index, a body of research that charts the growth of […]

year on year blog stats show huge growth in mobile users

Interesting to see how readership of this blog has changed year on year. In March 12012 only 12% of visits came from mobile devices. By March 2013 the figure was 35.5%. The number of visitors to the blog has also grown by 88% year on year (March 2012 – March 20131) so the actual real […]

Cisco London Partner Forum, apprentices, graduates, growth and investment

Sat with a lot of grey suits at the Cisco London Partner Forum. @richorob is speaking. Cisco always have lots of interesting stats to talk about. They are a rich source of data about the high tech world we live in and make a living out of. You can look on their website for specific […]

Olympic bandwidth usage growth

Thought this would interest you. It’s a chart showing the http traffic on our broadband network in the run up to and during the London 2012 Olympics. The change is quite amazing. This growth isn’t representative of all the internet traffic during that time – that showed an overall increase of 30% or so. As […]

Growth in traffic over O2 3G data network between 2008 and 2011

This chart is a few months old now but I haven’t had it all that long and is still interesting to take a look at (click either pic to enlarge). It shows the growth in O2 3G data traffic between 2008 and 2011. See the spike when the iPad was introduced combined with the football […]

Global domain name growth hit 9.5% in 2011 #Nominet

The global number of domain names under registration grew by 9.5% in 2011, up from 6.1% in 2010. The total now stands at 218 million domains registered. I have a few of them – perhaps 7 or 8 I’m not sure.  The growth trend might sound interesting but the rate peaked at over 30% in […]