Human-eyes only: Bots now 'account for 61% of web traffic'

In some staggering research by Incapsula; the firm suggests that 61% of all website traffic is now generated by automated bots - a rise of an incredible 21% over last year.

Of course not all bot traffic is malicious; much of it such as search engine “spiders” is actually helpful and improve the web experience for users.

So do you want the good, or the better news first?

Most of the growth in traffic was in these “friendly” bots. Examples of these are; tools used by search engines...

By Ryan Daws, 13 December 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Industry, Networks, Security.

Analysing the upside opportunities within the cloud gaming market

The video game sector is constantly evolving to meet the expectations for product innovation. In a recent market study, Microsoft just beat out Sony for the top position in a game console competitive assessment -- based on expectations for the impact of Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One game consoles. ABI Research evaluated a number of companies across three device categories: game consoles, smart set-top boxes, and TVs/Blu-ray players. Several factors were used to score each company based on two...

By David H. Deans, 30 October 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Industry, OTT Services, WiFi, Wireless.

Mobile Network Operators will gain from Big Data

Known as subscriber churn, the loss of a current customer to a competitor is something that all mobile phone service providers would avoid, if at all possible. In the highly competitive industry where a significant segment of subscribers are looking for a better deal, any insight about those most inclined to leave would be valuable. According to the latest market study by Juniper Research, mobile network operators worldwide are set to gain from a significant reduction in subscriber churn through the adoption of Big Data and analytics techniques. What's the incentive? This one particular service provider application will be...

By David H. Deans, 17 October 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Cloud, Networks.

Empirix talks about the importance of Big Data analysis

Empirix, a recognized leader in end-to-end network performance, has today launched a new analytics platform by the name of ‘IntelliSight’.

We took the opportunity to speak to Tim Moynihan, vice president of marketing, about the release and the importance of effective Big Data analytics.

He offered some interesting industry insight.

Tim first explains how the IntelliSight platform works: “We gather information and...

By Ryan Daws, 18 September 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Content, Industry, Operators.

UK’s tracking programme is exclusively for cows

Whilst many of us are steal reeling from the invasive privacy measures used by the NSA in their PRISM programme; it turns out the UK has started a similar tracking initiative... for cows.

The aptly-named “Cow Tracking Project” connects individual cows to the web, Internet of Things-style, by attaching a GPS device to each, and placing sensors around their shed to monitor their movements and sleeping habits.

Its aim is to monitor any behavioural changes which could...

By Ryan Daws, 17 September 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Devices, Industry, M2M.

Why 4G is an opportunity for CSPs to reposition their business

With ageing 2G/3G networks – as well as a proliferation of complex tariffs and policies – 4G represents an ideal opportunity for CSPs to reposition their businesses (in particular as Over The Top players) and make them more profitable. 

Uncertainty from investors and changing customer behaviour, from voice-centric to data-centric usage, means that CSPs cannot rest on their laurels and must find ways to monetise their LTE investments. Unlike with 3G, they can’t afford to wait years for...

By Rob Smith, 30 August 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Content, LTE, Operators.

Nginx’s first commercial release is a Plus

One of the world’s most popular web servers; used by heavyweights including Netflix, Hulu, Pinterest, AirBnB, WordPress.com, GitHub, SoundCloud, Zynga, Eventbrite and Zappos – has had a new release with commercial ambitions, under the guise of Nginx Plus.

Heading to market as an alternative to Application Delivery Controllers such as Citrix's; they are used to speed delivery of high traffic websites through load balancing and caching techniques.

"The features that have been added are very similar...

By Ryan Daws, 22 August 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Cloud, Consumers, Networks.

Anti-Piracy MUSO reaches agreement with Social Network VK

Perhaps you may have heard of VK - you certainly would if you’re based in Russia – but outside of the motherland it may ring a bell as the network which TelecomsTech reported on as offering US whistleblower Edward Snowden a job.

One of the biggest issues of the network is its rampant Piracy rate, with a reported 77% of transferred files being unauthorised content.

This level of copyrighted content being so freely...

By Ryan Daws, 20 August 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Cloud, Consumers, Entertainment, Licensing, Networks.

Why 4G presents an opportunity for CSPs to target SMEs

While landing the huge corporate contract remains an important consideration and goal for Communication Service Providers (CSPs), the introduction of 4G to the UK market provides the perfect opportunity to address a market segment that has traditionally been tough to crack: SMEs (Small and Medium Businesses).

According to a recent Telesperience whitepaper, commissioned by MDS, the SME sector is one that UK and European operators have long identified as a potentially lucrative opportunity waiting to happen....

By Rob Smith, 17 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Industry, Infrastructure, LTE, Marketing, Mobile.

World War Web: Preparing for Cyberwarfare

A question I’ve asked myself many times is: if a third World War were to occur today; just how different would it be?

With everything internet-connected as part of the “Internet of Things”, are we leaving ourselves open, and what prevention measures are in place?

 

The main issue these days is we expect our information to be easily available; but with a rise of decentralised and increasingly powerful hacktivist groups, alongside the usual...

The Connected Consumer Cloud - One place to rule them all

With the doors now open for competitive 4G offerings from the major players, the proliferation of consumer content cloud services is one that operators are looking to, to drive loyalty and value. With 89 per cent of consumers saying they would value the ability to share content anywhere, across devices, secure content services are the key to not only gaining new customers, but to retaining and growing existing bases.

The cloud is a term that has not only become part of an IT professionals day-to-day but,...

By Allen Scott, 11 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Consumers, Industry, Marketing, Operators, Research.

Creating standards for higher-speed networks of tomorrow

The networks of tomorrow will need higher speeds than networks of the past. 

That’s because new applications are increasing bandwidth needs in fiber optic networks.  In addition, cloud computing leads to greater variability in traffic destinations. Customers need new technologies to support communications and dynamic network reconfiguration at higher speeds.

For DWDM (dense wave division multiplexing) transport technologies, the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) is the leading industry...

By Tellabs, 16 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Broadband, Cloud, Fiber Optic, Infrastructure, Networks, Research.

Impacts of convergence on the enterprise app store

Converging roadsWelcome to the Partnerpedia Thought Leadership series on Enterprise Mobility. Today we are focusing on “Impacts of Application Convergence on the Enterprise App Store”, and my guest is Sam Liu, Partnerpedia’s VP of Marketing and Business Development. Sam brings ton of experience in the enterprise space and on this subject matter. Welcome Sam and thank you for...

By Partnerpedia, 13 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Cloud, Infrastructure, Mobile.

Monetising cloud/OTT services – agility still top priority for CSPs

There was a familiar topic at the centre of discussion at the recent Telco Cloud World Forum in London; arguably one that has yet to be fully addressed.

Alongside the widespread acceptance that the IT and telecoms industries are rapidly converging "in equal parts a challenge and an opportunity for both" there has been continued discussion on how CSPs must quickly adapt to offer a wider set of services beyond traditional communications.

The reason for this convergence is relatively straightforward –...

By Rob Smith, 01 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Industry, Infographic.

What does it take to survive ‘in the cloud’?

Most enterprises are familiar with this scenario: they purchase expensive software applications for installation on-site. They deal with a cumbersome and time-consuming installation process. Have a substantial IT department to deal with rollouts, support and maintenance of such applications. Know that the product is limited to the features inherent upon purchase. And, of course, face the challenge of ever-growing demand for storage capabilities. Storage limitations that slow down the application and take away from the...

By Allot Communications, 17 April 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Cloud, Infrastructure.

The Oracle juggernaut keeps rolling, picks up Tekelec

Dana Cooperson, Practice Leader, Network InfrastructureCommunications service providers (CSPs) are simultaneously looking for ways to improve service efficiency and customer experience while opening new revenue veins through mining of network assets. These efforts are particularly crucial in spectrum-constrained mobile networks. Oracle’s pending acquisition of Tekelec furthers its ambitions to provide leadership and a one-stop shop for CSPs looking to build more efficient, intelligent networks while tapping new revenue sources. CSPs...

By Ovum Research, 09 April 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Big Data, Cloud, LTE, Networks.

Oracle snaps up Tekelec in an enhanced telecoms play

Larry Ellison’s company may be best known for its cloud portfolio, but Oracle has recently been looking to make a serious push towards telecoms, enhanced by the acquisition of Tekelec announced yesterday.

Tekelec, formed in 1971, is used by over 300 service providers worldwide and deals in network signalling, policy control and subscriber data management, giving providers the opportunity to monetise cloud, OTT and personalised services with the huge increase in data traffic.

This appears to fit right into the Silicon...

By James Bourne, 26 March 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Cloud, LTE, Networks.

Among peers, Wipro uses verticalisation and SAP in “nexus” strategy

Margaret Goldberg, Associate Analyst, IT Services

Ovum analysts attended Nasscom in February and had the opportunity to discuss many of the leading Indian providers’ strategies for 2013 and beyond. The “nexus” of mobility, cloud, analytics, and social media, and the rush to develop strategies around it, came to the fore throughout the event and continues to be a common topic in vendor discussions. As we noted in our StraightTalk opinion immediately following the conference (Nasscom needs to redefine remit to reflect...

By Ovum Research, 14 March 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Mobile.

Ericsson furthers M2M and video commitment

Ericsson added to its flurry of recent announcements at this morning’s press conference at MWC 2013. Today’s announcements follow similar themes to the others (M2M and video) and fit neatly with Ericsson’s vision for the “networked society”. However, they are more than just theory or a new product, with Ericsson revealing that operators are already using the services. In the case of M2M, we question whether there could be greater opportunities...

By Ovum Research, 28 February 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Cloud, M2M.

Network monetisation: Build the business of your network

This is the first in a series of blog posts on Network Monetization, a new suite of services and programs that Ciena has unveiled to help service providers accelerate revenue growth. Chuck Kaplan is Ciena’s VP of Portfolio Solutions, and leads the Industry Marketing team that helped develop Ciena’s Network Monetization program.“How much?” and “When?”   For a vast majority of network equipment...

By Ciena, 21 February 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Networks.