Latest networking publications

Uncovering the value of your network traffic data

Alex Henthorn-Iwane, Kentik, discusses the power of rich data in boosting the speed and accuracy of network performance, and overall user experience… Recently, the New York Times published an article about a a rug designer named Luke Irwin living in the county of Wiltshire, England, who by chance discovered that his family home was on top… Read More

Quantum breakthrough signals tighter telecoms security

Researchers have outlined a new quantum technology breakthrough which could improve the encryption of data and its secure exchange over long distance telecommunications networks. In a paper [PDF] published in the Nature Communications journal, scientists from the Universities of Glasgow, Stanford, Tokyo and Würzburg describe how quantum entanglement can allow separated particles to share properties. This… Read More

IXPs fundamental in achieving safe and reliable net-neutrality

German internet pioneer and entrepreneur Harald A. Summa, CEO at carrier and data centre-neutral internet exchange point (IXP) DE-CIX, discusses the development of the technology and explains its regional differences… The importance of IXPs in networking The internet is not a single network as such, but consists of nearly 55,000 autonomous networks. An internet exchange… Read More

Data centre failure takes 1.5mn Three customers offline in Ireland

The Three mobile phone network was brought down  by an electrical failure at one of the company’s data centres on Easter Monday, affecting up to 1.5mn of its 2mn Irish customers. According to Three the network disruption occurred due to an electrical fault which triggered an increase in temperature at the facility, consequently impacting some of the systems… Read More

Is MaidSafe ‘Internet 2.0’ or ‘Internet too’?

“You can’t think governments will be too keen on this,” says Nick Lambert, COO of MaidSafe, which has spent nine years in development with the ambit of creating an encrypted, ISP-free and decentralised internet. “One of the great strengths of decentralisation is that it can’t be turned off, and so once the network is launched,… Read More