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

Thu, 26 Jun 2014


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?

UK ISP Censorship: China, or Political One Liner?

Mon, 29 Jul 2013


David Cameron has announced that every household in Britain connected to the Internet will be obliged to declare whether they want to maintain access to online pornography. All Internet users will be contacted by their service providers and given an “unavoidable choice” on whether to use filters. This is more than likely to increase complexity, administration and therefore, ultimately, cost of the service provided to end users. This blog article looks at what this aims to achieve and whether it is likely to succeed, or if it’s just political rhetoric.

'Easy as A-B-C#' : Educating for a Digital Future.

Mon, 22 Jul 2013

In the last week, Michael Gove and the Government announced that England’s national curriculum for 2014 will see GCSEs reformed by replacing the current dull and basic ICT curriculum with the teaching of Computer Science and coding so that children will learn how to code to solve practical computer problems and make their own programs. In this blog, we explore why these new and exciting changes are badly needed by, and will be positive for, the technical industry who have struggled for years with securing talented staff.

EU net neutrality regulation must evaluate QoS practices

Mon, 8 Jul 2013


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.

Demystifying Cloud 'aaS Models

Mon, 1 Jul 2013

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Cloud technology is often provided under the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Software as a Service (SaaS) models. In each case, the underlying hardware is rented; the service difference lies in the extent to which a customer wants, needs or is required to have ‘ownership’ and control of their systems.