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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dean Bubley: Reverse-engineering Ericsson's mobile data numbers

Reverse-engineering Ericsson's mobile data numbers: "Now, putting its various numbers into a spreadsheet yields some other (estimated) figures of my own calculation
- If I assume that growth in traffic for 2011-2012 falls to 80% from 99% the previous year, and taking their 15x growth from 2011-2017, brings down the global 5-year CAGR figure from 2012-2017 to 53%
- This compares with Cisco's 2011-2016 Mobile VNI forecasts [5 year] of 18x traffic growth
- In general, Cisco's forecasts are considerably more aggressive than Ericssons. The difference (hat-tip to Tim Farrar here) is mostly in the assumptions on average smartphone data use towards the end of the period
-  Then, reconstructing the regional breakdowns from the piecharts & reformulating the CAGRs, I reckon we have my best estimates as:
Western Europe Mobile Data Traffic CAGR 2012-2017 = 45%
North America Mobile Data Traffic CAGR 2012-2017 = 42%
Other global regions are 56-62% CAGR"
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One court order could gag EVERY ISP in Denmark • The Register

One court order could gag EVERY ISP in Denmark • The Register: "Internet service providers (ISPs) and copyright holders in Denmark have agreed on a framework that would see all ISPs in the country block access to copyright-infringing content if one of the providers is ordered to do so by a court. The Danish Ministry of Culture said that it would work with ISPs and rights holders groups to develop a new "written Code of Conduct" that would "formalise" the agreement on content blocking." End of costly court proceedings - and due process?
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Friday, June 22, 2012

What's wrong with BEREC data: Alissa Cooper

Digging into Traffic Management in Europe : Alissa Cooper: "In some ways the BEREC report is more notable for what it does not say than for what it does say.... operator-specific information is nowhere to be found in the report. The report likewise omits country-level data, instead presenting aggregations of national markets that reveal little about the prevalence of application restrictions in larger or smaller countries, or those where national regulatory authorities have been more or less active, for example. For all their talk about transparency, it seems at least a bit odd for the European regulatory authorities to be sitting on the very information whose disclosure they have been persistently calling for."
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Wikileaks reveals ITU Treaty proposals

As the agency is so opaquely unfit for purpose as a 21st century governance institution for the Internet, thank the gods for Wikileaks' version. Note agencies have to provide for both best-efforts and QoS - guess which one ETNO and other monopolists prefer?!
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Saturday, June 02, 2012

10th anniversary SCRIPT conference: Does net neutrality really matter?

Off to Edinburgh to celebrate 10 years of SCRIPT (which almost single-handedly kept academic UK cyberlaw alive in the desperate early 2000s) after the Jubilee bread-and-circuses 4 days, granted by our own Nero.
Does it matter? Well, yes - and my first peer-reviewed article on NN was published in the excellent SCRIPT-Ed, though less so in Germany, where friends from Munster told me that BNetZ continues to drink the perfect competition Kool-Aid.
Panel with Frode Sorensen and Prof. Simon Schlauri - I will try to live-blog when I'm not speaking...