22/11/2008

SPAM volumes drop

It seems McColo were cut-off from their ISP and SPAM levels have dropped since.

GBNET utilises Ironport SPAM appliances and the attempted number of connections/SPAM email has dropped from nearly 4 million per day (Summer peak) to around 900,000 per day (though in recent months it dropped to around 2.5m per day).

It dropped to around a low of around 800K per day but has risen to the 900K per day since.

Around 99.5% of all email through GBNET mail servers is SPAM.

21/11/2008

Dispute between Mapesbury Communications and T-Mobile about mobile termination rates | Ofcom

Dispute between Mapesbury Communications and T-Mobile about mobile termination rates | Ofcom

MCOM won a low power GSM license a couple of years ago and have been slowly rolling out a network since.

They interconnect to the UK operators via a transit network.

It seems they cant reach agreement with T-Mobile on termination fees and so Ofcom are getting involved.

MCOM are what is called "disruptive" in the mobile arena.

18/11/2008

USB 3.0 specified

The USB 3.0 specification has at last been ratified (last Monday).

This promises speeds 10x greater than USB 2.0. Chipsets are likely to be available next year (2009) while consumer devices will follow in 2010.

Microsoft has said that USB 3.0 is unlikely to be in Windows 7 when it's released (and may not be included in Vista at all).

Future of Mobile 2008 | London 17›18 November 2008

Future of Mobile 2008 | London 17›18 November 2008

FOM took place on the 17th and 18th of Nov 2008. The first day was made up of talks and panels and took place at Kensington Town Hall, the 2nd day was detailed workshops at Olympia Hilton.

There were some good speakers and the first day was an interesting one.

Worth putting in your diaries for next year if you do anything with mobile.