Virgin Media tests 8Gb/s broadband in Cambridgeshire trial.

Virgin Media is testing in Cambridgeshire, UK, an 8Gb/s cable service to a small subset of subscribers. (Currently, the trial supports eight households, but can  extend to 50 over time). Virgin Media uses the village of Papworth to support trails of new delivery methods. In 2014, Papworth hosted the 1Gb/s Virgin Media trial (Superfast broadband…

Arqiva to improve Mobile Coverage with more masts in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire County Council are working with Arqiva to improve mobile phone coverage in #notspots. A #notspot is an area of no mobile coverage. These are prevalent in rugged environments, which increases the amount of radio shadow that masts create. Arqiva won an open tender to supply additional mobile phone network masts to improve the…

Raspberry Foundation updates Pi Compute Module with 3+

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched an updated version of their Compute Module, moving the CM3 to the CM3+ standard. Their blog announced the new upgraded versions (Compute Module 3+ on sale now from $25) The SO-DIMM sized Compute Module provides a processor, storage and memory on the card. The Compute Module gets I/O via…

IBM supports Juniper with $325mn of Watson Services Platform

IBM has released information on a deal worth $325mn with networking equipment manufacturer Juniper Networks. This deploys IBM’s Service Platform with Watson for a 7 year period into Juniper’s environment. IBM will manage Juniper’s existing infrastructure, applications and IT services, to cut costs. IBM’s Services Platform with Watson uses cognitive abilities to detect patterns of…

Wireshark 2.6.6 available in the repository for CentOS 7

This is the next maintenance release of Wireshark 2.6. The repository will bring you to version 2.6.6 automatically. If you haven’t already added the 1310nm.net Wireshark repository, follow the instructions in Wireshark on CentOS7 (TL;DR version). Run yum update and get the latest repository information, then upgrade to the most recent Wireshark version. Note: You…

NetGate introduce new SG-1100 entry point firewall appliance

NetGate has announced a new version of its entry point gateway appliance. The SG-1100 has 5 times the performance of the previous SG-1000 micro firewall appliance. Marvell‘s EspressoBIN platform provides the core of the device. The appliance uses the dual-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 processor, 1GB of memory, and three 1Gb/s network ports. The device has…

Cisco commits to reducing plastic usage by 20%

Cisco has committed to reducing the use of plastics over the next 7 years. They will reduce the amount of virgin plastic used by 25% compared with this year. https://twitter.com/Cisco/status/1073306643998355456 Virgin plastic is new plastic, and has an environmental impact in both it’s creation and disposal. The three key ways of minimising this (and any…

Silver Peak adds executives

Silver Peak Systems have announced that they are bringing on new executive talent to accelerate their growth strategy. These three will help Silver-Peak take advantage of the growth in the SD-WAN marketplace. Similarly, they want to increase their market share against the competition. The extra directors probably come as a result of the additional funding…