Well Done, Rob Evans @rhe #Janet

Day two in the big brother house new office (spoken with  Geordie accent) and I’ve just done a broadband speed test. For the moment my network connection is a WiFi hotspot on a 4 year old iMac which is in turn connected to an Ethernet socket in the wall. Tomorrow we will be bringing in […]

Trains to get faster internet connectivity #networkrail

Internet access on trains to be upgraded by 2014 My auntie told me today that the rail network is upgrading its wireless internet access or at least it will have done by 2019. I’ve mentioned the rubbish connectivity on trains more than once – here and here for example. I’m a bit of an expert […]

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 […]

How would Huawei spy on your network?

Last week the talk was about a story about former head of the CIA and the NSA, Michael Hayden, who thinks Huawei are spying on networks that have installed their kit. Link here to the Register story though it appeared in a lot of places. One has to think about how Huawei might do this […]

How to achieve a PCI Compliant network

A lot of effort goes into achieving PCI compliance for a network. Without going into huge detail I thought some of you would like to know the type of work we had to do to get the badge. Implementation of secure LDAP cluster This consists of a master server and three read-only slaves, the master […]

PCI compliant networks

Pleased to tell you that as of today, Timico, NewNet and PowerNet have been listed on Visa Europe’s website as having a PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant network. Check it out here. Our PCI compliance project began in mid-July and all paperwork and network scan was sent to Visa Europe on 14 November.  The team met […]

winner of the most home networked devices is @NeilMcrae

Neil came in clearly ahead of everyone in the competition for who has the most home networked devices. He gets the mug. There were some great entries and it was all a bit of fun so I’m going to give everyone a fabulous Timico pen for entering. What’s more if you really want a mug […]

Home networked devices

I took a look at my router yesterday, as you do, and counted 14 devices connected over WiFi and 4 over Ethernet. WiFi included 4PCs/laptops, printer, 4 android phones, iPod, iPhone and iPad. Ethernet included my laptop, a VoIP phone and a couple of homeplug devices that hook up the XBox. That’s not SoHo. That’s […]

Power to the portaloo – bog standard networking in a (ElectroMagnetic) Field @emfnoc @emfcamp

Last year I dreamt of holding a tweetup over a weekend in a field. I booked a large scout camp but the project didn’t get anywhere because it needed connectivity to make it a success and I couldn’t for one reason and another make it happen. A couple of weeks ago you may have noticed […]

aargh another social network – WAYN

Had an email overnight from someone at WAYN.com – “the world’s largest travel and lifestyle social network” – sigh! The email source address was whereareyounow.net. I checked. WAYN now has 19,720,691 members. Good luck to him. I wish WAYN and all who travel with him well but I have to say farewell, adios, auf wiedersehen, […]

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 […]