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About Herman

Herman Wagter writes on Dadamotive about facts and figures behind issues that interest him. His work as interim manager and consultant has involved him directly in the impact of hyperconnectivity and sustainability on society. As an independent agent and "mobile warrior" he has experienced the pro's and con's of how organizations and projects can be structured, and what the effects on the final result can be. In his opinion we are entering an era of profound change, driven by these fundamental forces. Following the trends, discovering the fun and debunking the half-truths is a passion he likes to share with others.

Network Neutrality law in the Netherlands

The Network Neutrality law in the Netherlands obviously is in Dutch. Too bad, as I believe it is a quite reasonable and intelligently designed piece of legislation. Let me summarize the highlights of the law text, and its interpretation as … Continue reading

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Stefano for President

Always good to see guys who really know what they are talking about getting into positions where they can make a difference. Stefano Quintarelli is one of them, aiming for the position of president of the Italian regulator. As Benoit … Continue reading

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Slow fiber

The yearly Magnum Opus of Benoit Felten and Costas Troulos is out again, and for free available at http://www.diffractionanalysis.com/ A comprehensive overview of FTTP deployments around the world, yearly updated, shows us the trends. And the direction is not good … Continue reading

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Learning curve

The Porsche 911 and the BMW boxer motorcycle show what can be achieved by consistently improving and refining an architecture.  The strong points have been improved, the weak parts eliminated untill the value of package is just magnificent. Just follow … Continue reading

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The case for FttH

The highlight of the FttH conference in Munich was the presentation by our friend Benoît Felten of the FttH Services Study done for the FttH council. The goal of the study was to benchmark FttH/B services in Europe: how are … Continue reading

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The art of interfacing

Yesterday at the yearly FTTH council Europe conference in Munich Geneixs announced their new  FTTH modem/CPE, called the “Hybrid”. A commercial succes apparently, given the announcement of lead customers (Reggefiber, Cogas, the Icelandic operator and others) and the interest at … Continue reading

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Putting POF cables in ducts with power lines

In a previous post I mentioned the possibility of adding a POF (plastic optical fiber) cable to existing electricity ducts with live power cables. POF is a great yet still expensive (lack of volume) option for a home network. Installing … Continue reading

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Architects live in the previous century

Getting fiber to your home usually means taking a much dreaded look at your home network for voice, data and video: 9 out 10 times it needs to be modified and upgraded. In my home town where FttH has been … Continue reading

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The Wealth of Information

Some time ago I stumbled upon the best known book of Adam Smith “The Wealth of Nations”, with some time to spare. Well, there is nothing like reading the classics yourself instead of relying on second-hand (or worse) interpretations, if … Continue reading

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Mobile or wireless tethering?

The rather artificial dichotomy between “fixed” and “mobile” broadband is becoming a burden. Not only is “mobile” broadband technically a fixed line with a long wireless tether (the “mobiile utopians” are eloquently trashed in this rant of Benoit Felten), the … Continue reading

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