Category Archives: Hyperconnectivity

“Future of Broadband” workshop

Last monday Martin Geddes and PNSOL organized a workshop (Future of Broadband Flyer) on their vision of the future direction of “multiplexed packet switched networks” (aka broadband and/or Internet).  Contention and discussion garantueed, as Martin and Neil c.s. state that we … Continue reading

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Incomplete

One of the joys of life is to learn new ideas that open up new lines of thinking, such as Terrence Deacons work. Terrence Deacon introduces in his Magnum Opus “Incomplete Nature”  a new conceptual  framework : how constraints on … Continue reading

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Killer app: work

One of the often cited motivations for Next Generation Networks is flexible work locations (like home) in combination with videoconferencing.  No need to commute to the office or travel to meetings. Work as the killer app that drives NGN deployments. … 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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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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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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Stepping up

It seems like KPN is taking FttH serious. The initial service offerings were middle of the road only, with hardly any distinction between VDSL and full FttH. Understandable if you only look at yourself  as a company (“coherent uniform services … Continue reading

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Diffraction Analysis reports individual purchase

Ever since we at Diffraction Analysis launched our research subscription service in March we received requests for the purchase of individual reports. It took us a few months to automate a process to do just that, and we’re very pleased … Continue reading

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Bandwidth in the Black Forest

While the more urban areas experience a continuous improvement of access bandwidth, the gap with more  rural areas widens. The importance of good Internet access  for everyday life is no theoretical construct in remote villages, it is making the difference. … Continue reading

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NetNeutrality in NL

The pending parliamentary debate in the Netherlands on how to frame “netneutrality” in law has led to interesting reactions. Vodafone topped the bill with heavy handed statements (ISP’s must be able to install copyright filters, block sites and applications, Vodafone … Continue reading

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