Category Archives: Hyperconnectivity

Are IPTV packets more equal than Internet packets?

[ updated May 26] The headlines  of the  Sandvine Global Internet Phenomena Report Spring 2011 have been repeated in many blogs. The focus on the size of Netflix in the USA as a percentage of (peak or average) traffic , … Continue reading

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The original streams

A friend of mine just happened to stroll past a van of Dutchview today. Dutchview is a video registration company working for broadcasters. They got talking:  about FttH, about broadband  access speeds of 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps and so … Continue reading

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Filling the gap

In most countries in the Western World FttH deployment starts in attractive areas: the combination of relatively low investment and high probability of getting a good subscription base is sought by everyone. It turns out that deployments in medium sized … Continue reading

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About KPN and discrimination

The recent announcements of KPN have  (to say the least) spurred  a lot of reactions. First of all  the negative  impact of smartphones and Internet based  texting substitutes on the topline was a surprise to many. The announcement of a … Continue reading

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What resolution and bandwidth does a display need?

Lately the advances in display resolution, like the Retina display on the latest Iphone or the imminent introduction of 4Kx2K TV sets  have raised the question what pixel density is enough? What is the maximum image quality humans can perceive? … Continue reading

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Some broadband is more equal than others

Most of my “friends-of-fiber” share the exasperation of trying to explain the differences between the various technologies of delivering Internet access. Once you have mastered the basics its very easy to see the limitations of DSL,  cable, wireless or different … Continue reading

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The banality of broadband

Some days ago I had some US journalists doing a documentary on broadband in my home, showing what we do with our fiber connection. During the discussion afterwards they made an interesting observation: ” Broadband has become a banality for … Continue reading

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Another sign of the tipping point

The ever vigilant Vincent Dekker of the Dutch newspaper Trouw has unearthed a first in FttH fiber deployment: a community that seeks to do an alternative rollout of the physical infrastructure (fiber tot the home), instead of letting Reggefiber roll … Continue reading

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OpenBroadbandMaps

Sounds like a good name for an app, doesn’t it? Unfortunately the app doesn’t exist yet. It does for mobile access: OpenSignalMaps is a free app showing the locations of cell towers and the local signal strenght. The ability to … Continue reading

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Municipal worries over FttH in China

Where did we hear this before… ? http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/?id=461791 “ BROADBAND charges must be slashed if Shanghai is to achieve its aim of becoming a “smart city,” members of the city’s top political advisory body said yesterday. “A broadband internet network is … Continue reading

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