Tag Archives: CDN

What is it that you do?

I’m asked this question surprisingly often, “Alan, what is it that you do?” My stock answer is, “I wander the world helping people.” Which generally results in a wry smile from those who know me; else a questioning or annoyed look from someone who was expecting a straightforward answer to a straightforward question. When I […]

Broadband World Forum Summary Day 2: The Yawning Gap between Operations and Suppliers Continues

The vendor keynotes on Day 2 of the Broadband World Forum were again rather dry and focused on why operators should buy more complex networks.  A common vendor claim was that a 10% increase in broadband connectivity results in some % increase in GDP (Gross Domestic Product).  I have a sneaking feeling that there is […]

Review of Broadcast, Interactive, Internet and Hybrid TV in Africa (TVA) 2011

I will not be involved in this conference for the reasons set out in this weblog article. TVA 2011 was an impressive event, with over 200 attendees and visitors, its success can be attributed to 3 factors: Built in Africa for Africa, Vital Training an African business put TVA together, they’re living and breathing the […]

Is QoS Monetizable for Consumer Services?

We’re seeing lots of wishful thinking in the industry around being able to monetize QoS (Quality of Service) for consumer services.  In part its coming from the current LTE (Long Term Evolution) sales push, which has an overly complex set of QoS capabilities given the limitations of the air interface.  As well as the summer […]

Examining an operator / carrier’s role in Video Content Delivery

I’ve reviewed the impact video is having on networks in articles such as : The Mobile Broadband Explosion: Mobile Broadband finally reaches the Tipping Point The Internet’s gone Video: What does that mean to operators? Mobile Broadband and DSL Broadband: How do the customers’ experiences compare? Human Behaviour and Mobile Broadband Pricing One of the […]