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  • VirginMedia 50meg Broadband Week 2

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 05 Jun 2009
  • Well this week has been interesting, speed overall has ben good, but it does drop to around 10 -12 meg at the weekend - if this is due to a large number of users or not I am not sure. Most of the ...

  • Rising Above The Clouds

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 03 Jun 2009
  • Sometimes it makes a refreshing change to get away from the plumbing that works the Internet and folks' networks, and get stuck into some application stuff instead.After all, without apps, what's ...

  • International Broadband Wars

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 01 Jun 2009
  • First to extend a warm welcome to Heidi's blogs on her newly installed VirginMedia 50Meg Home Service broadband connection on our Networks Generation blog.However, those who noted a recent(ish) ...

  • CCTV Applications I Hadn't Thought Of...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 01 Jun 2009
  • Having recently written a white paper on IP Surveillance systems for D-Link, of the many applications I described within, none were related to that which has led to my morning cuppa being rudely ...

  • VirginMedia 50Meg Home Service - 3 month Trial - Week One

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 28 May 2009
  • I was the lucky person in the team selected to test VirginMedia's new 50 meg cable broadband service. I am right at the start of a 3 month trial, and I thought I would start the ball rolling with ...

  • Your Flexible (Software) Friend...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 28 May 2009
  • I know I'm an old bore, in that I keep banging on about certain stuff, but I'll continue to do so until that stuff happens as I want to see it.One such example is the software world and notably in ...

  • Swapping Staff For Vendor Partners

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 20 May 2009
  • Interesting to see that, just as HP announces more job losses - see front page of CW today - amounting to 6,400 in addition to the 7,500 announced last Autumn, at the same time HP is jointly ...

  • Virtual Time Travelling

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 14 May 2009
  • I couldn't help noticing that Microsoft - in a bid to compete with VMware's new world of Cloud Computing (i.e. new take on old variation) - is offering live migration with its hypervisor on a newly ...

  • Broadband Wideboys?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 06 May 2009
  • Interesting to hear that Virgin is piloting 200-400Mbps Broadband (in Kent, so they be hopful of a good result (bad spelling makes bad gags) without really knowing what applications it will be used ...

  • Network Management - 2009 And Still Being Reinvented

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 23 Apr 2009
  • I don't want to admit to how long I've been looking at network management products for.I could say, ever since the days when you started computers up with a winding handle but, of course, that's ...

  • Where The Sun Don't Shine

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 21 Apr 2009
  • Not at IBM that is, but it does so at Oracle.Makes a lot more sense, of sorts, for Oracle to acquire Sun that it did IBM. Sun and Solaris are valuable platforms for Oracle, so it's asset protection ...

  • Who Really Owns The 802.11 In Your WiFi?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 08 Apr 2009
  • Interesting news from our friend HP (especially since I'm testing ProCurve newly acquired from Colubris WLAN controller) in that it has settled confidentially with Australia's science agency CSIRO ...

  • How Much For A Cuppa Java?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 03 Apr 2009
  • Back in the mid-'90's IBM dramatically increased the cost of business software when it paid $3.5bn for Lotus Notes (unlimited license mind).And now it looks set to make Java worth around $6bn - so ...

  • The Wonders Of Wireless...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 28 Mar 2009
  • Folks who work in IT - like myself - often tend to take technology somewhat for granted.It's only when you get on a train at King's Cross, en route to Leeds and the mighty Elland Road, and find ...

  • The B****y Mobile Network... Or Is It?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 27 Mar 2009
  • Just started testing on mobile handsets, c/o one of our test equipment partners, Spirent.And already we're seeing some interesting results - handsets dropping calls unexpectedly in relatively ok ...

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