Tagged: internet

Recent Thoughts – Australian NBN and New Zealand UFB - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Sep 17, 2012

    National Fibre Optic-based broadband networks are being installed right now in Australia and New Zealand.         I read every day criticism about the slow progress, and even the overall justification of these two major projects. Typical of this is “Why the NBN could be a white elephant“, published by a … Read More

CommunicAsia Singapore 2012 - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Jul 08, 2012

          I was extremely pleased to join my colleagues, friends and clients recently at CommunicAsia in the new Marina Bay Sands conference centre in Singapore. This major event moved a year ago from the old expo centre near the airport to this brand-new complex  near the island of Sentosa. The whole project was designed by … Read More

FTTH – RF or no RF? A big question. - Light My Fibre

John Nixon May 30, 2012

I have been vaunting the merits of RF Overlay over FTTH (Fibre to the Home) for a long time. Yes I confirm that one of my clients is a leading researcher, manufacturer and vendor of 1550 nm RF solutions. In working with them, I have become convinced that delivering broadcast TV over fibre is an excellent, reliable and inexpensive option. Read More

Capit.url.ism: hyperlinks are a new front in the battle for internet - Guest Work

Guest Author May 14, 2012

by Jonathan Albright, PhD candidate at the University of Auckland With each passing day commercial interests seem to find new ways to harness the tools on which the web was built. Policy initiatives such as the US’s now-defunct SOPA and in-progress CISPA now involve the sharing our online activities, raising the ire of groups … Read More

The Internet in Numbers: 2011 - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jan 27, 2012

Uptime monitoring service Pingdom’s released its ‘internet 2011 in numbers’, and the numbers are, to say the least, pretty interesting! I’ve pulled out a few of my favourites below: Websites The number of websites out there more than doubled in 2011. From 255 million in 2010 to 555 million in 2011. One wonders how many [...] … Read More

TOSP Episode 9: November 7th 2011 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Aimee Whitcroft Nov 07, 2011

Greetings, dear listeners! This week, aimee was joined once again by Chelfyn Baxter, co-host of the g33k show, to talk through some of the science stories of the last week.  They included using lasers to rip the universe a new one, Boeing building spacecraft, the weight of the internet, alternate living, radiation-cleaning Aussie nanofibres, asteroids, and some very … Read More