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Data Centre Expansion: A European Priority

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Data Centre Expansion: A European Priority

Over 80% of 205 European businesses taking part in Digital Reality Trust's annual industry survey plan to expand their data centre infrastructure during 2011.

The survey says 82% of participants will either "definitely" or "probably" expand their facilities in 2011-- while 50% plan to expand in 2 or more locations. 

From the organisations planning to expand their data centres in 2011, 73% plan to do so within Europe, with the majority within their own country. The UK is the most popular location (with 30% preference), with France (30%), Germany ( Read more...

World IPv6 Day: Great Success?

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World IPv6 Day: Great Success?

The Internet Society declares yesterday's IPv6 day was a success, and thus "demonstrates global readiness for IPv6", and thus the move towards a global IPv6-enabled internet. 

World IPv6 Day involved the first test (under controlled conditioned) for the new internet protocol, with more than 1000 websites and 400 organisations, including the likes of Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Akamai and Limelight Networks. The coordinated "test flight" itself went on for 24 hours-- and appeared to go smoothly on the whole, with the Internet Society saying "the vast Read more...

KA-SAT Rockets Into Internet Service

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KA-SAT Rockets Into Internet Service

Eutelsat's KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite goes into service, enchancing satellite-based IP service coverage across Europe and the Mediterranean.

It should be providing broadband-speed internet to more than 1m European households. Eutelsat says at least 13m european households are still beyond ADSL's range, while 17m are stuck with sub-broadband internet speeds of below 2Mbps.

The satellite blasted off to the atmosphere (reaching heights of around 36000km above the equator) from Baikonur, Kasakhstan on December 26 2010. Its broadcasts signals Read more...

European Research Networks Boosting Speeds

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European Research Networks Boosting Speeds

The European National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and DANTE are preparing to deploy 100 Gbps connections across their networks-- thus upgrading the GÉANT network's 40 Gbps backbone. 

The organisations require the boost in speeds to enable further collaboration in research covering areas including climate change, energy, food security, medicin and genetics, as well as allowing for new digitisation projects. 

The GÉANT network should see 100 Gbps upgrades on its key routes in 2012, through collaboration with DANTE and NREN partners across E Read more...

Stansted-London Trains Get Connected

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Stansted-London Trains Get Connected

Travelers heading to London from Stansted Airport via the Stansted Express train route can now connect to the internet through Icomera's onboard internet solution. 

Icomera not only supplies internet access for passengers on Bobardier's Class 379 trains, but also to staff and onboard systems-- including CCTv, passenger information and Bombardier's train management system. 

The trains carry SureWAN technology which switches between (and aggregates) multiple mobile data networks to ensure always-on broadband connectivity throughout the entire train.  Read more...

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