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 …

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.

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 …

How fast should internet be at schools?

Kennisnet, the organisation that facilitates the use of ICT in the Dutch educational system, today published a guide that helps schools in the choice of external (internet) connectivity. Given a number of students and a level of simultaneous use, the guide provides minimum bandwidth requirements for today and in the future. Secondly, it …

The state of telecom in the Netherlands (2015)

Nederland ICT, the association of Dutch ICT companies, today published an update of the ‘Dutch State of Telecom’, which shows key indicators of the Dutch telecommunications infrastructure. The research was performed by Dialogic. Read more: Destaatvantelecom.nl, Factsheet staat van telecom 2016 Media coverage: NLkabel: Nederlandse digitale infrastructuur aan kop in Europa …

What is big data? The result of exponential growth

Storage, processing and transmission of information has become cheaper, faster and more compact, at an exponential speed. This makes big data relative: what is big today is only half as big in two years. (Source: Dialogic, 2014. The impact of ICT on the Dutch economy).