Passing the Net Neutrality Act is not going to make us more competitive in
the global marketplace. It is not going to give "the little guy" a better
platform for a start-up business. It is not the answer.
Net Neutrality has to somehow be forged into a more strategic initiative to
build out the current network infrastructure with only two design constructs:
It must be the fastest in the world and the most resilient in the world when
it comes to reliability and redundancy built into its framework. Maybe Global
Net Superiority (GNS) is more descriptive as to what we really need to
We need to push all network carriers and other organizations, such as
municipalities, to build out networks and create mega-capacities as well as
accelerate network speeds if we are to accommodate the growth anticipated by
those who talk about the Internet of Everything (IoE).
If cloud computing is going to spread to more mission-critical type
applications, it needs to get more accurate when it comes to
transaction-based applications. Trying to keep everything in a structured
framework is going to require a more rigorous network infrastructure that
includes timing down to milliseconds, if not nanoseconds.
One way to accomplish this is to use the IEEE 1588 protocol or "Precision
Time Protocol" (PTP), which provides timing. In an earlier article entitled,
"Cloud Transaction Synchronicity," I discussed the need for this type of
capability if financial or... (more)
In the initial presentations at the 4G World Conference in Chicago's
McCormick Place this week, several executive insights from Verizon, Nokia,
Telstra, IBM, and others focus on the need to expand speeds and network
capacities. One talked about the need to expand networks in order to handle
1000X the current traffic
The 4G World Conference is one of the best conferences to go to if you are
concerned with the future of wireless because there are many corporate
perspectives represented there. Besides hearing some of the strategic
directions industry leaders are taking, you can als... (more)
You can design a great enterprise cloud network, but it will be very
restricted if you are in a building that does not support broadband
connectivity or mission-critical applications.
What good is a multi-gigabit design if your connection to the central office
is not fiber? Or redundant? Can you even have a mission-critical network if
you only have one connection to one central office?
Here are five ways to tell if your building is obsolete.
Excerpt from James Carlini's upcoming book, Location, Location, Connectivity
How receptive is your building to all the new connectivity t... (more)
Sometimes, people frustrated with the status quo within an industry come up
with a better solution, much to the surprise of that industry's experts.
Evolution comes from within. Revolution comes from the outside.
Wake up America - especially the politicians in California, Illinois, and
anywhere else where they are considering implementing a high-speed train.
High-speed trains are so "last century" and they are not cheap to build or
maintain. If they are not used to their maximum capacities and there is only
marginal ridership, they are a supreme waste of money and their residual ... (more)