Proof: ADSL does operate on wet string

Given the pervasiveness of the Internet, it’s not surprising that there are people out there trying different things. Recently we brought you the intuitive NetValve speed throttling appliance. Now courtesy of some hardworking network technicians at ISP Andews and Arnold here in the UK, we can reveal that ADSL really does operate over wet string.…

Frost and Sullivan place VeloCloud first by SD-WAN Global Market share

VeloCloud, after the recent announcement that VMware would buy them, has also been given another accolade. This time analysts Frost and Sullivan have announced that VeloCloud is in first place across the globe by market share. This follows Frost and Sullivan awarding a Best Practices Award last year for leadership in the North American SD-WAN…

Quintillion completes Alaskan subsea cable

Quintillion has announced it has completed the first phase of its cable between Japan and the UK. The finished segment runs from Prudhoe Bay to Nome, as well as the overland segment from Prudhoe to Fairbanks, following the Dalton Highway (of Ice Road Truckers fame). These Alaskan sections bring coastal communities onto terrestrial internet links.…

Robot Conductor and the Tenor

A concert with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and soprano Maria Luigia Borsi in the decorated Teatro Verdi, in Florence, would not normally be something that I would cover. But they weren’t the ones people were there to watch. I enjoy music, but not enough to write about it. Last night’s performance was a little different, however.

LoRa extends record distance to 702 km

The Things Network reports that intrepid makers have extended the distance at which a LoRa packet reached one of their gateways. You may remember one of my earlier posts, in which Andreas Spiess managed 212 km in a ground-to-ground connection. Surface-to-surface connections are always going find this distance difficult to beat due to the curvature…

UK Government launch Fibre to the premises (FTTP) trial

The UK government has announced the six areas that are to pilot a fast broadband trial. The pilot will spend £10mn to stimulate the market place for full fibre delivery to the premises. This is followed by £190mn over the next four years. This is different to the more normal Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC)…