Archives for October 2017

A scientifically sound resource model for software-defined networking (SDN)

The matching of network supply and demand under software control requires defining and quantifying the resource. So what is a good resource model?

A “Packet Time” standard for the telecoms industry

The telecoms industry is automating a failed technical and business model. An external reality insists that change must happen to a common “Packet Time” standard. Your choice is to jump or get pushed (or maybe squashed). Which do you want?

Is computer science a bad idea?

We send our kids off to do degree courses in “computer science”, thinking that we’re doing them a favour. Maybe the opposite is true? Here’s why…

Amazon torpedoes telephony. So where are the new telco products?

Amazon has, to nobody’s surprise, turned Alexa into the universal speaker phone. Telcos should be ashamed of their lack of relevant access products.

How to build an Internet that is “moral by design”?

The current Internet is amoral at best, and immoral at worst, in how it respects core human needs for privacy and self-sovereign identity. Let’s fix it.

Fab or f#^*%d? How to tell if your broadband is any good

How can broadband users select a supplier that is good for their needs? How can regulators ensure that there is an open and transparent market with rewards for better quality? How can customers hold their broadband service provider to account for the performance on offer? I am so glad you asked! Here’s how…

High-fidelity network measurement – demand survey

Are you looking to upgrade your network performance monitoring and customer experience management to high-fidelity measurements? If so, let me know.