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Making the right call on broadband backup

Posted by Sean Paxton | 22 Feb 2016, 14:30 PM


In an age of increasing broadband speeds and the expectation of high-speed connectivity without a second glance, the recent lengthy outage experienced by BT, while unexpected, did raise the issue of business continuity. This blog looks at why businesses should be wary of being lulled into a false sense of security regarding "always-on" connectivity making sure they have a contingency plan in place should the worst happen.

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Confusion reigns part 2: EFM and other TLAs

Posted by John Taylor | 23 Aug 2013, 13:25 PM


In part one of my blog, I looked at how the consumer internet service industry has caused a lot of confusion about what you actually receive from your broadband service. Having cleared up some confusion and explained the terminology, I wanted to take the opportunity to look at some services that may actually deliver what they say on the tin – specifically, EFM.

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Confusion reigns: when 20MB/s internet speed is only 2MB/s

Posted by John Taylor | 16 Aug 2013, 13:36 PM


The technology industry loves its confusing terminologies and TLAs (three letter acronyms). Things had improved mainly because of the consumerisation of IT but yet there still exist a lot of different terms and definitions. Nowhere is this truer than in internet service provision.

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Ofcom annual plan 2013/14

Posted by Sean Paxton | 5 Apr 2013, 15:35 PM


Sean Paxton reflects on Ofcom’s plans for 2013 and 2014. As well as changes to the WiFi spectrum, and poles and ducts in rural areas, Sean discusses the potential benefits to customers that the promised easier switching process will bring.

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Lowering the price of FTTP does not address the real cost that’s stifling growth of high speed networks

Posted by Sean Paxton | 4 Mar 2013, 16:11 PM


In January Openreach, the infrastructure delivery arm of BT, announced that it will slash the cost of FTTP wholesale fees by 37%. This means that Openreach customers will be charged £38 per month (rather than £60) to utilise the super fast fibre network and deliver it to people’s homes and offices from June 2013.

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Happy 150th birthday to the Tube

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 14 Jan 2013, 17:33 PM


Happy birthday to the Tube. The early life and journey of the Tube is strikingly similar to the development of IT and telecomms in the past few decades – and both have revolutionised the way we work and live.

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What a day! What a debate!

Posted by Fraser Fisher | 25 Oct 2012, 17:48 PM


A wide range of CIOs and IT heads joined us at our Redstone Symposium yesterday to hear presentations from some of our partners including Aruba Networks, Brocade, EMC, CommScope, Exinda, Huawei, Lancope and VMware.

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