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Are mobile networks our next weather stations?

Within the telecommunication industry we are aware of some of the external problems that can affect our last mile access networks. During my 16 years working in these circles, I’ve witnessed everything from DSL slowing down due to frost, to a wireless networks poor performance being blamed on the heat. Interestingly, it looks like researchers in the Netherlands have figured out...

4 · MAR ·20130

Digital Region set for upgrade

Digital Region have announced that it is carrying out a phased network upgrade in which they are upgrading the cards in certain exchanges. This will enable customers to potentially receive higher than the 70 Mb/s download that is currently achievable using FTTC technology.

This will differ per customer/copper connection as the usual copper caveats apply and it will all depend...

29 · NOV ·20120

Launch of our bonded FTTC – PureFluid PULSE

Fluidata are delighted to announce the launch of our new bonded FTTC service. The first PureFluid PULSE service went live with a trial customer last month, and as you will see from this case study, we now have every reason to offer it to any client or prospective client lucky enough to benefit from it....

16 · MAY ·20120

Preparing Our Network for the Games

Olympic Countdown 95 days to go Resilience and capacity planning are at the heart of our core network design. Preparing for the 2012 Olympics has been a relatively straightforward process for us because the network has been inherently built to cope with huge volumes of traffic and failure scenarios. In many ways 2012 is a simple extension of the good practises we...

23 · APR ·20120

Office closure over Christmas & New Year

We will be taking orders up until Friday the 23rd December 2011. After that day there will be no sales or provisioning department available, support however will continue as normal. The office will reopen on 3rd January 2012. In regards to our network freeze: Last day for core network configuration changes will be December 20th, this is in line with the industry...

2 · DEC ·20110

Playroom Mk2

Nearly exactly a year after we signed the lease for our new office, our new demo suite is now ready. I have spoken before about our old playroom in our previous office on Tooley Street and we wanted to replicate it when we moved office. We did nearly straight away but with the worst copper known to man coming into...

21 · APR ·20110

A Journey in Aggregation

As Network Manager at Fluidata, I’m often pulled into sales calls to provide technical consultation on the various products and services somebody may be considering purchasing from us. These calls can be quite eye opening, and in particular have given me an understanding of the reputation of certain services in the market place. One such thing I’ve learnt from this,...

15 · APR ·20100

Everything goes IP

The Internet has become an essential component of our working lives over the last 15 years. It’s hard to imagine communication without recourse to email, research without access to the web, even lunchtime without Facebook is becoming a distant memory. In recent years the internet has started to be harnessed for more wide ranging purposes; from file sharing and VPN access...

25 · OCT ·20090