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Broadband Speed - Why it Doesn't Matter (so much)!

There’s continually much press about the speed of UK broadband, and users complaining of streamed content “buffering” and sluggish performance. But is the quoted “speed” really the most important factor when choosing a broadband package? What are the other factors? How does this compare with IP transit for carriers?

Posted by on Thu, 26 Jun 2014
tags: networking.

EU net neutrality regulation must evaluate QoS practices

This blog enumerates the issues surrounding net neutrality and the debate between those who would like an Internet free of traffic discrimination and those, usually ISPs, who would like to continue using traffic engineering on their networks.

Posted by on Mon, 8 Jul 2013
tags: networking.

Understanding Software Defined Networking (SDN)

Software Defined Networking (SDN) proposes to be the next big technological revolution alongside virtualisation. It brings “cloud” concepts to the network. This blog explains SDN basics and covers some of the pros and cons of implementation.

Posted by on Mon, 17 Jun 2013
tags: networking.

London Colocation and Managed Private Circuits

This blog provides a technical background and business case for managed private layer 2 circuits. We reveal the costs that can be avoided and other benefits achieved by taking managed circuits instead of using WDM waves or WDM hardware.

Posted by on Fri, 22 Mar 2013
tags: networking.

Network Layers: The OSI Model

This article explains the basics of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, the foundation of modern networks and the Internet.

Posted by on Wed, 13 Mar 2013
tags: networking.

Data Centre options for DDoS Mitigation

The number of successful DDoS attacks on high profile targets such as government, e-payment and betting websites, has caused alarm and initiated an industry of attack mitigation business. This blog offer a brief introduction to DDoS attacks and surveys the options for protecting your website and network either though network management tools or third party mitigation services.

Posted by on Fri, 8 Feb 2013
tags: networking.

IP Transit Peering for London Colocation

Following ConnetU's recent listing at peering exchanges in both London and Paris, we decided a blog was in order so that we could explain to our present and future customers how these changes will enhance their services.

Posted by on Thu, 31 Jan 2013
tags: networking.

How IP transit works on the Internet

How does the Internet, the network of networks, keep track of itself and what kind of control do we have over how it operates?

Posted by on Fri, 30 Nov 2012
tags: networking.

What is 95th Percentile, or 'Burstable' Billing?

Is it fair to be punished for a successful marketing campaign? The 95th percentile bandwidth model says no: it gives away the top 5% of monthly bandwidth usage completely free.

Posted by on Mon, 15 Oct 2012
tags: networking.

2012 IPv6 take-up not matching 2011

June 6th 2012 was billed as World IPv6 Launch, a subtle rephrasing of last year’s World IPv6 Day to suggest this was something more official. But it’s clear the run up to the event failed to produce the same kind of IPv6 take-up seen in the leadup to the 2011 event.

Posted by on Fri, 28 Sep 2012
tags: networking, ipv6.