Monthly Archives: January 2012

1Gb Internet – UK vs USA

We recently did a quick check online about the availability of high speed 1Gb Internet services in the UK and found only a handful of suppliers who were all limited to providing 1Gb Ethernet Leased Lines for Internet access services in only a couple of locations with most of them limited to the London area.

In the USA there are about 40 suppliers of 1Gb Internet access including Google who are utilising their already large and growing dark fibre network to provide high speed Internet access .

The question to ask is what does the UK need to do to make this type of technology available to a wider geographic area to open up a more geographically diverse business culture with more investment in regional opportunities and employment outside of London. The answer is a massive overhaul in our out of date telecommunications infrastructure so that the whole of the UK can benefit from the broadband revolution in both business and home.

Vaioni launches a full 1Gb Leased Line for £1500 a month in London.

Vaioni the UK’s largest Ethernet Aggregator and alternative provider to the “BIG 3” of Carrier Ethernet Services to business and The Channel launches a full 1Gb Leased Line across London for £1500 a month. Vaioni, one of the UK’s fastest growing Carrier Ethernet Service Providers are pleased to announce that Corporate Business and channel customers can now save up to 50% on the rental of an equivalent 1Gb Leased Line service from other major carriers, whilst not losing any of the features that you inherit from a Carrier Network. Vaioni runs a MEF complaint Carrier Ethernet Fabric which delivers high quality and performance Carrier Class service to large SME and Corporate businesses.

Sachin Vaish of Vaioni states “Vaioni runs a high capacity and a high quality Carrier Ethernet backbone with a capacity of up to 100gb. 1Gb leased lines demand a high performing backbone to guarantee the throughput. Our 1Gb end to end connections gives our customers the quality and guarantee they demand with a price point that is also competitive.”

The Vaioni Carrier Ethernet service delivers a set of standard services which is unmatched and unrivalled in the Tier 2 ISP marketplace including:

  •     Full Carrier Ethernet Delivery
  •     Advanced Layer 2 monitoring (OAM)
  •     MEF 14 compliant QoS
  •     Cloud service optimised
  •     Strongest industry SLA
  •     Full national coverage
  •     Guaranteed low latency links
  •     99.96% uptime SLA
  •     Instant pricing
  •     Full online ordering process

To find out more get in touch with Vaioni on 0870 160 0650 or email sales@vaioni.com

ZTE MF60 21Mbps Wireless Broadband Hotspot Router

The new ZTE MF60 WiFi Hotspot router is a 21Mbps High Speed wireless broadband WiFi Hotspot enabling up to eight users to share a single 3G mobile broadband connection.  When used in conjunction with the latest HSPA+ network from 3 mobile in the UK, the ZTE MF60 should provide a reliable, high speed wireless connection for multiple users and the long battery life means that it will be a convenient solution for many mobile broadband users that have come to rely on MiFi type wireless broadband routers.

ZTE MF60

 

Demand for 4G LTE Routers increases.

Business and consumer demand for high speed mobile broadband has spiked a demand for 4G Routers and LTE Routers in the UK.  Popular products such as the Option Globesurfer 3+ and the Zalip CDG561WE 4G Routers thats provide higher download speeds than traditional HSPA Routers have seen a dramatic increase in sales.  The Option Globesurfer III+ is a HSPA+ Router with a maximum download speed of 14.4Mbps and the Zalip CDG561WE is a 4G Router with maximum download speeds of up to 21Mbps.

Many users of these high speed mobile broadband routers aare using them on the new 3 mobile HSPA+ Network and in our own tests we got 11Mbps download speed which is pretty impressive.

With the new wave of wireless network technologies around the corner with the auction of the old analogue television spectrum later this year there are exciting times ahead in the UK for high speed mobile broadband access for both 4G mobile phone users as well as home and office mobile broadband solutions using the next generation of 4G Router, LTE Router, WiMAX Router and HSPA+ Routers.

 

Mobile Fun announces first “million month” with sales over £1.1m in Dec 2011

New devices and international expansion boost Mobile Fun’s Christmas trading figures

Record orders for the festive period and the company has its first “million month” with sales of over £1.1m in December

Birmingham, 16 January 2012 – Mobile Fun, (www.MobileFun.co.uk) the leading online retailer of accessories for mobile phones, tablets and other mobile devices, has reported another strong Christmas trading period with orders for the quarter up by 21% and sales up by 13% compared with the same period in 2010.

The company, with UK, German, French, Dutch and Spanish websites, received a record 122,861 orders over the final quarter of 2011. December was a particularly strong month, with sales of over £1.1 million and orders up by 32% on December 2010, offsetting a slight weakness in UK trading in the build up to Christmas.

Strong growth at Mobile Fun’s European websites, MobileFun.de, MobileFun.fr and the more recently launched MobileFun.es and MobileFun.nl, increased orders placed on these websites by 93% and sales by 86%.

Mohammed Hussain, Managing Director of Mobile Fun, comments: “Our teams across Europe have delivered a strong performance over the festive period – and we’re thrilled that sales exceeded £1 million in December.  The continued growth of the smartphone and tablet markets has made this an incredible Christmas for Mobile Fun. Our customers especially appreciated fast delivery for last-minute shopping – this year, we were able to ship orders placed up to 7pm on 23rd December for pre-Christmas delivery.”

“Despite a weak retail environment in the UK, our outlook for 2012 is positive: we believe that our strong product proposition, combined with our successful international expansion strategy will enable us to continue to capitalise on the opportunity offered by the growth of the smartphone and tablet markets. We are particularly excited about the opportunity presented by forthcoming new devices from major manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung and Nokia – as these will ensure strong demand for our products,” concluded Hussain.

About Mobile Fun

Mobile Fun is the UK’s leading Internet retailer offering a market leading range of accessories for mobile phones, tablets and other mobile devices from its growing portfolio of websites in the UK and in Europe.

With a product range of over 8,000 globally-sourced mobile accessories and tens of thousands of mobile downloads available on its websites, Mobile Fun has successfully established a market-leading position within the competitive mobile, smartphone and tablet sectors.

Mobile Fun has offices in the UK, Germany and France and delivers products to over 50 countries worldwide.

Mobile Fun was ranked as the UK’s 7th ‘Fastest Growing Technology Based Company’ in the Sunday Times 2006 Microsoft Tech Track 100, was awarded the ‘Online Retailer of the Year’ title at the Mobile News Awards 2011 and won the Online Retail Awards 2011 ‘Computers and Telecommunications’ category.

LTE Blog

New LTE Blog available as part of the new LTE Forum Site.

The LTE Blog will provide comment and updates on the LTE Long Term Evoolution mobile broadband services, networkd, phones, hardware and LTE Routers available in the UK and across the world.  The LTE Blog compliments the new LTE Forum.

LTE Forum

There is a new LTE Forum available for users to discuss all elements of LTE Long Term Evolution, including LTE Network, LTE Router, LTE Phone, LTE Hardware, LTE suppliers and LTE Applications.

The new LTE Forum is open for all users.

 

Sangoma Vegastream

Now that the Vegastream operations have been integrated into Sangoma, the popular Vegastream VoIP Gateways are now available again in the UK.  The newly branded Sangoma Vegastream units are available in the same formats as the original Vegastream VoIP Gateways.

Sangoma Vega

The Sangoma Vega range includes:-

 

Vaioni Launches 35Mb EFM Ethernet First Mile Leased Lines

Vaioni the UK’s largest Ethernet Aggregator and alternative provider to the “BIG 3” of Carrier Ethernet Services launches up to 35mb EFM leased lines through one of its major telco carrier partnerships BT Wholesale. Vaioni, one of the UK’s fastest growing Carrier Ethernet Service Providers are pleased to announce that as of January 2012, corporate and channel customers can be quoted and can purchase EFM services with speeds of up to 35mb from Vaioni with speeds subject to distance from the exchange. Combining this high performance Ethernet over Copper service, it is delivered over Vaioni’s Next Generation Carrier Ethernet platform, making it one of the most attractive and advanced services.

Sachin Vaish, Managing Director at Vaioni states “We are one of the first to quote and take orders actively for the up to 35mb Ethernet service and for a limited time we are offering free of charge installs on 3yrs contracts. Working closely with our carriers, we remain proactive to ensure our customers benefit from cutting edge technologies such as this and are proud to work with BT Wholesale to launch this premium service.”

Paul Beacham, BT Wholesale’s head of fixed Ethernet products said “Already CPs of all shapes and sizes are benefiting from the tremendous bandwidth capacity, service flexibility and service quality our Ethernet services offer. We are always looking to increase the power of communications to help all our customers get the most of next generation technology. That’s why we continue to make a raft of enhancements to our Wholesale Ethernet portfolio – including the introduction of the up to 35mb EFM option – which allow our customers to tailor Ethernet to meet their customers’ needs. We are pleased to support Vaioni’s Ethernet offerings and look forward to working with them and all our wholesale customers on new opportunities.”

The Vaioni Carrier Ethernet service delivers a set of standard services which is unmatched and unrivalled in the industry including:

Full Carrier Ethernet Delivery
Advanced Layer2 monitoring (OAM)
MEF 14 compliant QoS
Cloud service optimised
Strongest industry SLA
Full national coverage
Guaranteed low latency links
99.96% uptime SLA
Instant pricing
Full online ordering process

We believe the up to 35mb EFM service will disrupt the market and is an ideal addition to our already disruptive portfolio of Ethernet services. To find out more get in touch with Vaioni on 0870 160 0650 or email sales@vaioni.com