Come meet PacketExchange at Ethernet Expo Americas hosted in New York City, on November 2nd and 3rd. Ethernet Expo is the premier event covering Carrier Ethernet network technologies and services. Service providers, suppliers, and analysts are scheduled to come together to discuss the current trends in Ethernet and where the industry is headed. PacketExchange Chief Technology [...]
Last week at IT Expo West, Grant Kirkwood, CTO of PacketExchange, spent some time with Patrick Barnard of TMC Net to discuss PacketExchange’s unique position in the market. Grant explained that since PacketExchange’s inception, their main goal has been to improve the performance of the Internet. They currently do this in two ways. First, through their [...]
On July 21, 2010 at 2pm ET, Fierce Telecom is hosting a webinar on Packet Optical Network Platforms, a carrier round table discussion. Grant Kirkwood, CTO of PacketExchange will be participating in the discussion. He will present on the fact that today, services are fast becoming packet-based. There are number of factors driving this transition. One [...]
Have you been following the latest on Steve Jobs' decision to restrict FLASH based apps on his Apple iPads, iPhones and such? Jobs' take on it is that the user experience and overall quality is at risk by loading his devices with FLASH. He says it makes them unreliable and not as secure. The debate is [...]
What should you consider when choosing a quality Internet Provider? High speed is key, but Grant Kirkwood, CTO of Mzima Networks suggests a few more important factors to consider – the provider’s access to content and the quickest route. How close is your internet provider to the content you want to download? Kirkwood in a recent article examines the differences between Tier 1 and Tier 2 Internet backbone providers to explain how an IP provider’s proximity to content and applications makes a huge difference in the overall user experience.