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  • 19 Dec
    Is copper really suitable for the last mile of high performance networks?

    Is copper really suitable for the last mile of high performance networks?

    With the continuing roll-out of high speed, copper-in-the-last-mile products by Openreach, is fibre to be consigned to higher bandwidths only? Can we build VPNs for business with F...,

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  • 8 Dec
    Competing in a Race to the Bottom Won't Build Loyalty

    Competing in a Race to the Bottom Won't Build Loyalty

    Scores of successful businesses have been built on the mantra of low prices and high volume sales. The logic here is sound enough: if you sell cheap, you will sell fast and sell lo...,

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  • 10 Nov
    Why Some Network Providers Do Their Own Site Surveys

    Why Some Network Providers Do Their Own Site Surveys

    Most network builders rely solely on the third party site surveys of tail circuit providers for their endpoint technical information. Many network providers now undertake their ...,

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  • 30 Sep
    A Simple Explanation of Firewalls

    A Simple Explanation of Firewalls

    One of the reasons why network security folks get paid so handsomely is that the field is a complex and ever-evolving series of technologies whose workings are about as easy to exp...,

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  • 6 Sep
    Why Don't You Get Your Advertised Broadband Speed?

    Why Don't You Get Your Advertised Broadband Speed?

    How is it that you never get the full advertised speed of your broadband when you run a speed test? The connected devices of your family, housemates, visitors (and potentially y...,

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  • 29 Jul
    What use is Cloud without Connectivity?

    What use is Cloud without Connectivity?

    "It's in the cloud!" No. It's in a data centre somewhere, and you need to be connected to it. The benefits of cloud services are undeniable: multi-homed, au...,

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  • 28 Jun
    What might Brexit mean for UK Telecoms and Data Centres?

    What might Brexit mean for UK Telecoms and Data Centres?

    The EU referendum resulted in a majority decision for the Leave campaign. Whatever your stance or opinion, democratic process has spoken and it looks certain that the United Kingdo...,

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  • 25 May
    Can Cloud and Colocation Coexist?

    Can Cloud and Colocation Coexist?

    Colo vs. Cloud. Much like the threat Uber poses to London’s black cabs, technological advances have the power to threaten the market share of previously dominant services....,

  • 9 May
    Is Broadband a Legal Right? Not yet anyway.

    Is Broadband a Legal Right? Not yet anyway.

    The UK government announced late last week that, in spite of David Cameron’s pledge last November for all homes and businesses to have access to “fast broadband” ...,

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  • 24 Mar
    Engineering Reliability

    Engineering Reliability

    Large businesses historically bought services from other sizeable businesses. In the past, only these corporate Service Providers, Carriers, and Systems Integrators had the de...,

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