Posts tagged as network

Wireless technology for asset utilisation and operator profitability

  Wireless communications are well-suited for the oil and gas industry, especially given the often remote locations of production facilities, both on- and offshore. In the past, satellites provided producers with high-latency, low-bandwidth communications sufficient for transmitting telemetry data. But they fell short for system automation controls that required much less latency or for fixed […]

Data: the outsourcing question

  Outsourcing your data is no longer an “if” or a “when”, but rather a case of where and what to outsource. According to Lex van Wyk of Teraco, when designing new office buildings, large enterprises no longer plan for on-premise data centres but are instead opting for hosted solutions in colocation data centres. This […]

ICASA to auction spectrum despite lack of broadband white paper

  On 15 July 2016 the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa ( ICASA) issued an invitation in the Government Gazette (no 40145) for a radio frequency spectrum licence to provide mobile broad band wireless services for urban and rural areas. This despite the absence of the broadband white paper which the Department of Telecommunication […]

The Stuxnet virus could be lurking on your computer

  In 2009 a virus called Stuxnet caused critical failure in some of Iran’s uranium enrichment facilities in Natanz, leading to a shutdown of that facility in order to prevent meltdown. The virus is acknowledged by many as the first to be created as a targetted weapon. This means that the virus, rather than simply […]