Are the Dutch insufficiently prepared for cyber attacks?

Dutch public and private organisations are not sufficiently protected against cyber threats. This is the conclusion of a study performed by the Rathenau Institute and Dialogic. The Netherlands is one of the most ICT-intensive economies in the world, and an attractive target for cyber criminals. The largest threat consists of foreign intelligence agencies …

The COBRA fibre optic cable between the Netherlands and Denmark

TenneT and Energinet.dk have recently started work on realizing a 326 kilometer long undersea HVDC (high voltage, direct current) cable between the Netherlands and Denmark. Following advice of Dialogic, this cable will have a fibre optic cable attached. The cable is expected to enter service beginning 2019. On the Danish side, …

When will we reach the internet speed limits?

The barrier of 1 Gbit/s will be reached in 2018 by power users. DSL will be too slow for most users in relatively short time. DOCSIS 3.1 provides a growth path for cable that will allow it to compete for at least another few years. Effective throughput/capacity are however still highly dependent on the amount of investment by the operator.

5G, IoT and the role of the regulator

Invited to speak at the bi-yearly ‘AT Café’ at the Dutch Radiocommunications Agency (AT) in Groningen and Amersfoort, to speak about 5G, IoT and the role of the regulator. Read more here.  

What will be the demand for internet speed in 2022?

Together with Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Dialogic performed a study on how residential upload and download speed demand will have developed by 2022 (I was the project lead for this study). The research focuses on consumers in the Netherlands and other West European countries with highly developed broadband markets. Thestudy …

Will long-range wireless IoT in unlicensed bands cause issues?

Long-range, large scale deployments of IoT networks have high impact on the wireless spectrum. The main technologies for LPWA (low-power, wide area) IoT in licensed spectrum are LTE-M1 (LTE Cat MTC), LTE-M2 (NB-IoT) and (future) 5G IoT. In unlicensed spectrum, LoRaWAN (based on spread spectrum) and SIGFOX (ultra narrowband) are the most …

Will software defined networking radically change the Dutch telecommunications ecosystem?

Network virtualisation stimulates innovation in telecommunications by enabling diverse network architectures to cohabitate on a shared physical infrastructure. To make this possible, network elements need to be ‘programmable’ – software-defined networking (SDN) makes the control plane programmable, while network function virtualization (NFV) does the same for the data plane. By …

Can you use big data to measure music experience in a smart city? 

In this study, Dialogic investigated what data sources could be used to measure music experience in the municipality of Eindhoven, the Netherlands. We created a list of 50 data sources with potentially interesting data. Each data source was evaluated against 11 criteria for usefulness, such as complexity, accessibility, restrictions, security and availability. On the …