Vertel uses Nuage SD-WAN to connect Australia

Australia‘s Vertel has partnered with Nokia‘s Nuage Networks division to deliver an SD-WAN service for Vertel’s customers in July 2018. Vertel specialises in providing network services using next-generation wireless networks. They use a combination of both fiber and microwave networks to connect their services to their customers. The press-releases quote both Vertel: “We undertook a…

IBM Security: Future of Identity Report

IBM‘s Security team has put together a new report on the Future of Identity. The report looks at how people are reacting to new methods of securing data, and what may happen in the future. The future is a concern considering the continued rise of mobile devices and their increased use over more traditional platforms.…

Avaya goes public (again), rings NYSE opening bell

Avaya has returned to the New York Stock Exchange today. With the opening bell being rung by Avaya’s CEO Jim Chirico, they launched the new stock , marking the end to a 10-year stint in the hands of venture capitalists TPG Capital and Silver Lake Partners. Avaya pre-emptively released an announcement to the press (Avaya…

Qualcomm doesn’t like Broadcom’s bid

Qualcomm has firmly rebuffed Broadcom‘s bid for them. (Broadcom plans $103bn takeover of Qualcomm.) In a strongly worded press-release Qualcomm’s Board of Directors have rejected Broadcom’s unsolicited bid, and stood behind CEO Steve Mollenkopf, and his plans for the future of Qualcomm. “The Board and Management are singularly focused on driving value for Qualcomm’s shareholders.…

Broadcom plans $103bn takeover of Qualcomm

Having announced a move of their headquarters to the US, Broadcom  is now targeting another chipmaker for a takeover. Even with the Brocade deal stuck in CIFUS negotiations, they are looking to target Qualcomm . Given that both Qualcomm and Broadcom have income streams from WiFi and LTE chipsets. The combination of both companies will potentially…

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…

LinkedIn Passes 50% IPv6 Traffic Milestone

If you thing that IPv6 traffic isn’t taking off, think again. Linkedin has seen IPv6 traffic reach more than 50% of the volume received. In their blog post, they state that they see more IPv6 traffic at weekends. A very nice graph indicates the three points where traffic breached the 50% mark. Admittedly, this was…