Network Communications News (NCN) December 2016 - Page 14

ON T HE CASE Life in the fast lane VoIP Unlimited has brought Sahara Force India Formula One team into new speeds with superfast connectivity services. The ITSP provide MPLS & VPN services connecting the team’s wind tunnel in Europe back to its HQ in Silverstone. In the high-octane industry of Formula One racing, mere tenths of seconds matter, this means data transfer and speed of connectivity is paramount to the success of racing teams like Sahara Force India. Through knowing VoIP Unlimited as a favoured supplier in the F1 industry, Sahara Force India approached VoIP to provide a bespoke and reliable service.
 
 Time in a wind tunnel can cost millions of dollars, so any loss of connectivity can be extremely damaging. Wind Tunnel testing its 60 per cent scale replica Formula 1 car at 180kph containing over 500 sensors generates 37Gb of data a week, all of which needs to be available live back in the UK for analysis and decision making. Sahara Force India generates vast amounts of data from the track, the wind tunnel and various simulations, so it is important that data can be shipped to where it is needed. If connectivity was compromised, the team could risk losing its competitive edge. 
 14-15 On the Case.indd 14 Euston, we do not have a problem BT Wi-Fi has delivered cutting edge technology, ensuring high quality, high speed Wi-Fi connectivity for those visiting 30 Euston Square, an award winning events venue and home of the Royal College of General Practitioners. The upgrades have made the venue one of the most comprehensively connected in the UK, providing organisers with seamless Wi-Fi connection on multiple devices, even at peak times. The upgrades, which use Cisco hardware to more than double the venue’s available bandwidth, will allow devices to connect across both 2.5 and 5GHz channels resulting in even more connections to the venue’s superfast Internet connection. With the implementation of BT Wi-Fi, 30 Euston Square has ensured that the venue is capable of meeting the needs of tomorrow’s market, making sure it is not only fit for purpose now, but for several years to come. On the same wavelength Telia Carrier has announced that Limelight Networks has deployed its IP Transit and Wavelength services in North America and Europe. These services will expand Limelight’s global infrastructure, support backbone traffic and enhance the end user experience. Given the sustained demand for digital content by end users, media, content and gaming, companies continue to utilise CDN providers to deliver high quality Internet services. CDNs connect a vast distributed system of servers across the globe deployed in facilities nearest the end users, optimising speed, performance and latency, while minimising delay. With Telia Carrier’s global footprint of high speed services, these solutions provide Limelight with high performance capacity and connectivity to many Internet peering locations to meet increasing demands for bandwidth. Telia Carrier’s global fibre backbone is the first to be 100G-enabled in both Europe and North America. The company enables worldwide connectivity, connecting more than 200 Points of Presence (PoPs) across Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East. 02/12/2016 11:00