Archives for October 2017

Jasenka Rapajic interview: airlines vs telcos — networked industry strategic parallels

Jasenka Rapajic has interviewed me on how to apply the lessons from network performance in telecoms to airline networks, and the industry parallels.

Is the future of networking workarounds or engineering?

The history of packet data has a long list of workarounds to address our problems of quality and performance. That’s not sustainable, so will change.

Why 5G is in trouble (and how to fix it)

5G has lots of clever radio engineers making a better radio network. There’s nothing wrong with that. Just the key constraint now lies elsewhere.

I want my digital frozen peas

We have frozen peas for dinner because the electricity supply is reliable and consistent. Why can’t broadband be just like the power utility?

Gordon Cook interviews Martin Geddes on the future of the Internet

Gordon Cook has published Cook Report on Internet since 1992, and runs the (in)famous Architecture and Economics of IP Networks private mailing list.

Vodafone publishes high-fidelity network measurements using ∆Q metrics

Vodafone has published network data using state-of-the-art high-fidelity measurement and ∆Q metrics. I highlight some of the key slides.

Why I am optimistic about the future

The world seems to be in turmoil, with widespread fear, violence, and chaos. I see powerful forces for good, notably the Internet, displacing evil.

Fundamentals of Network Performance handbook now on sale

The distilled insight of the world’s top network performance experts is now available for purchase in handbook form. All profits go to a good cause.

Let’s play “spot the end user”

Some industries are focused on the end user’s experience, and some, well, are less experientially inclined. How is telecoms doing? Let’s see…

Stationarity is the new speed

The broadband industry has a lot of unhappy customers complaining about poor speed. They should instead be asking for better stationarity. Here’s why.