Category Archives: xDSL Technology

ATM and IP overhead on DSL Broadband connections

There are a number of protocol layers involved in data transfer over a broadband line, each of which adds some overhead. Line rate The actual line carries data using a protocol called ADSL. This includes layers of data framing and … Continue reading

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Speedy broadband could be on the cards for rural Ayrshire

A POLITICIAN campaigning for speedier broadband in rural Ayrshire said her recent meeting with BT was ‘positive’. MP Cathy Jamieson met the communication giants in Westminster to highlight problems faced by people in Kilmarnock and Loudoun who can’t get access … Continue reading

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BT trials possible rural broadband solution on Bute

BT Openreach is trialling a new wireless broadband access technology on the Isle of Bute. The study involves researching whether so called “white spaces” in the ultra high frequency (UHF) television spectrum can be used to deliver high speed internet … Continue reading

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Guide to Rural Scottish Broadband Rollout

The availability of easily affordable high speed broadband in Scotland has become widespread in recent years, much as it has across the rest of the UK. However, with around 99 per cent of Scotland’s population connected, it was discovered that … Continue reading

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Alternatives to WAN performance optimisation

Here are some alternatives to WAN performance optimisation that should always be considered: Application redesign or reselection: In some cases, it’s better to replace a few poorly-designed applications instead of trying to alter the WAN characteristics. Backup and file transfer … Continue reading

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Nine Tips and Technologies for Network WAN Optimisation

Although there is no way to actually make your true WAN speed faster, here are some tips for  corporate IT professionals that can make better use of the bandwidth you already have, thus providing the illusion of a faster pipe. … Continue reading

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Wi-Fi security luddite? The ICO is coming for you!

The Information Commissioner’s Office today published new guidance for home Wi-Fi security after a YouGov report found that 40% of home users did not understand how to manage the security settings on their networks. The survey also found that in … Continue reading

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Mushroom Networks do it again!

The innovative Truffle from Mushroom Networks is one of our core products we believe will play a large part in our solutions over the coming years. Their technology is designed to bring high speed broadband to the price point of … Continue reading

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UK LLU breaks the 7 million unbundled line mark

The number of unbundled broadband connections in the UK has broken through the 7 million mark, making up around one third of all broadband connections according to data from the Office of the Telecommunications Adjudicator. The 7.03 million connections shows … Continue reading

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A primer on broadband

What is broadband? Put simply, the term “broadband” refers to a high-speed connection to the Internet. But the answer to the question doesn’t stay simple. First, there are a number of technologies that can provide this connection. The main ones … Continue reading

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