We often talk about the big brands on the internet and their dominance. Last year, I did a spotlight on Asia that showed that Google was over 40% of the connections in Asia, and in the mobile report, Facebook was...
I’m at the Big Communication Event in Austin, and there is a noticeable and major shift that I see happening in the telecom infrastructure space. I know, I know, how many different times do we hear about transformation, change, and technological “revolution”? Yet, I really do think that a major shift is underway that will alter our view of telecom as we...
By Cam Cullen - VP of Global Marketing May 11, 2017
WiFi is often mentioned in the context as being a key requirement in Maslow's hierarchy of needs, and although that may be stretching it just a bit (but not for some people!), it is undeniable that WiFi is a critical part of the consumer and corporate broadband experience.
By Dan Deeth May 4, 2017
I used to run Xbox Media Center on an original Microsoft Xbox, so I’m no stranger to Kodi. But, when you start seeing signs like the one below pop-up outside a computer store just down the street from your company’s head office, you begin to think that maybe nobody is a stranger to Kodi anymore.
By Dan Deeth April 25, 2017
The past few years we have published a Global Internet Phenomena Spotlight on Encryption. This data has helped to inform our customers about how a significant number of major Internet services and applications have begun to encrypt their traffic to ensure their users’ content remains private.
By Dan Deeth April 19, 2017
About a month ago, we released a Global Internet Phenomena Spotlight looking at the topic of OTT Voice Bypass Fraud, and today I am back with another fraud focused report, which this time is examining zero-rating fraud.
By Dan Deeth March 16, 2017
As the use of Voice over IP (VoIP) grows due to its wide adoption as part of Over-the-Top (OTT) applications, its integration with the many decades old SS7 interconnect agreements are a growing cause of concern for end subscribers, regulators and obviously communication service providers.
IoT was not new news at Mobile World Congress 2017. But the problems that it presents for telecoms was THE news at this year’s MWC. The challenge is that high performing and safe IoT needs a response from telecoms, but there is no clear, single business consensus for why operators should build infrastructure to support IoT—and, until that consensus...
By Cam Cullen - VP of Global Marketing February 22, 2017
I mentioned IoT in my MWC 2017 blog, and I wanted to follow that up with a quick peek at some analytics on some of the higher profile consumer IoT devices - both of which have multiple instances on my home network ;-).
By Cam Cullen - VP of Global Marketing February 15, 2017
I mentioned in my Blog last week that Zero Rating would be a hot topic for operators, especially mobile operators. I thought it would be useful to take a look at what has happened in the past few weeks on this topic.
By Dan Deeth February 9, 2017
Last week a couple of Sandvine Engineers attended the very first ETSI NFV Plugtests event in Madrid, Spain. ETSI sponsored the event, and its goal was to bring different vendors together that each implements a portion of the ETSI NFV architecture, with Sandvine being the only standalone network policy control vendor to participate.