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Today we look at some techno news
A big shift occured in the South African Network services last month. For the first time ever a Mobile Network provider could hold its own with regard to Latency against traditional network powerhouses ADSL or in this case VDSL.
When tested Vodacom LTE came in 3rd best with a round trip ping of 31ms (milliseconds) compared to Telkom 20ms VDSL (20Mbps) and Afrihost 24ms VDSL (40Mbps). A few years ago this would have been seen as impossible and it begs the very exciting question of whats next ?
(info sourced at myadsl.co.za)
Just a brief explaination about Latency
It reality Latency should maybe be called delay as it explains the meaning of the term much beter , simply put latency is the amount of time it takes for a single packet of data to get from one point to another , Latency is measured in Milliseconds and are influenced by many factors such as Transmission ie line speed and type like fibre vs copper , propagation which is the speed a packet travels from one point to another and off course your network devices such as router and PC network card.
If any of these are configured worng then you will have a slow network regardless of a fast line or good propergation. Always remember that you network is only as fast as your slowest point.
I once read a quote “If you’re brave to say ‘goodbye,’ life will reward you with a ‘hello.” , well yesterday I resigned from my current Job to fully concentrate on my web design business. It was a HUGE decision I made and I did not make it without many sleepless nights and discussions with my wife who is both my advisor and best friend.
Working since I left school in 1992 the corporate environment is all I know and that is frightening , I leave behind the security of a guaranteed pay check every month. I also leave behind structured working conditions and hours. Having said that I will now be in an environment that I am passionate about and it’s no use to be safe but you miserable and not passionate. In today’s competitive market that is a recipe for disaster , companies will not tolerate failure and I was tired of giving 200% as I was in an environment that is not suited for me.
So I am parting ways and I am very happy to do so. Sparty Designs will Officially launch on the 2nd April 2013 and I will be 100% dedicated to it , expect a lot more blogging from me and not just on web designing but on all South African Related Techno new as well
At this stage my website is about 95% done ! The last 5% is taking some effort though , On the plus side today I discovered a very smart plugin for wordpress called TinyMCE Advanced. what this basically enable you to do is edit the font on a wordpress page or post by simple clicking much like MS word. Previously you needed to code and with this tool its a visual change and much much quicker