Catena: SQL on a blockchain

A blockchain allows different entities share a database without having to entrust that database to a single entity. Catena provides an SQL database on top of a blockchain, providing all the benefits of blockchains (resiliency, distributed operation, openness) while providing a familiar interface to its users.

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, …

State of the Dutch Ether in 2016: up to 3 Gbit/s wireless capacity per square kilometre

On June 15, the Dutch Radiocommunications Agency has published their annual ‘State of the Ether’ report for 2015. The report provides an overview of the Dutch wireless spectrum usage and trends. Especially interesting is this page, which provides insight in the total capacity of Dutch mobile networks. These pictures are …