Interview: Mobile World Congress Expectations and Excitement

Five of the Zeetta Networks team will be heading over to Barcelona next week to attend Mobile World Congress – and as we have already been nominated for a GLOMO, and invited to contribute to a roundtable on virtualisation, they have much to look forward to! We caught up with two of them, Nathan Sowatskey and James Hill, to chat about their expectations and excitement for the big event.

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Three vital steps to commercial 5G

5G networks are starting to become a technical reality this year, and will certainly be the words on everyone’s lips at Mobile World Congress (MWC18), which we’ll be attending in Barcelona later this month (Hall 7 Stand 7B13). 5G will have a huge impact on how we live in the connected world. The goal is high bandwidth, low-latency, and ubiquitous coverage. Potential applications range from predictive healthcare, enabled by connected devices that monitor our health, to increased efficiencies in city planning, based on widespread use of sensors and public access systems.

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5G Goes for Gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics

There is something even more exciting than the heart-stopping ski jumps and hair-raising luge at the Winter Olympics, kicking off next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Alongside the awe-inspiring human achievement, technological innovation will also be demonstrated on the global stage. The Games are tipped to be the biggest 5G showcase yet, giving sports fans, venues, and smart cities alike, a taster of what this new tech can offer and its impact on our future.

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Zeetta’s software-defined networking technology helps to “connect the unconnected” at the TIP Summit 2017

Earlier this month our two co-founders Vassilis Seferidis, CEO and Mayur Channegowda, SDN Architect, swapped Silicon Gorge in Bristol for Silicon Valley in California, where they joined technology giants including Facebook and global Tier 1 telcos at the Telecoms Infra Project (TIP) Summit. Attendance at the TIP Summit followed our selection, by leading telecoms companies, for a place in the TIP Ecosystem Acceleration Centre - giving access to over £125 million in venture capital.

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Zeetta Networks participates in ‘Managing Networks of the Future’ discussion at INCA 2017

During the conference Vassilis Seferidis, Zeetta Networks CEO, presented Zeetta Networks’ cutting edge NetOS® technology, in a workshop on ‘Managing Networks of the Future’. The Independent Networks Corporation Association’s 2017 conference on the 16th of November  focussed on advancing developments in ‘Building Gigabit Britain’ and informing national policy on the future of the UK’s network provision.

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Zeetta Networks is included in the TechSpark top tech companies recognised for their investment success

Zeetta Networks is celebrated among 16 other high-tech companies for its investment success by TechSPARK in recognition of the south west as a burgeoning hotbed of tech innovation. Since TechCity’s UK Tech Nation 2017 report in March 2017, which showcased Bristol and Bath as an upcoming digital tech cluster raising £109 million in investment between 2016 and 2017, the growth has only accelerated.

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Orchestrating the smart city: Zeetta Networks showcases NetOS® at MEF17’s hackathon

  •  Zeetta Networks showcases its innovative NetOS® software at an MEF17 hackathon
  • NetOS®   will be demonstrated in relation to the smart city via the Bristol is Open project
  • MEF is the must-attend telecoms event from 13 to 16 November in Orlando, Florida

Zeetta Networks is excited to be demonstrating NetOS®, its innovative software-defined networking platform, at MEF17 this year in Orlando, Florida. The SDN solution will be applied in relation to the smart city using the Bristol is Open project at an exciting hackathon.

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SDN on the race track at the US Grand Prix – a milestone for telemetry and driverless cars

At Zeetta Networks, we are driven towards making complex, demanding operational networks easier to own with software defined technology, and the US Grand Prix marked a first for real-world SDN deployment in cars: Formula 1 Team McLaren-Honda hit the race tracks with SDN at the wheel.

McLaren-Honda partnered with NTT Communications Corp to provide WAN and NFV services to deliver second by second data reports, geared towards increasing lap times. At Zeetta Networks we are immersed in the role SDN will have in the advancement of automated vehicles, set to play a key part in the industry’s current development of driverless cars. This example of SDN technology in the driver’s seat of a Formula 1 race car represents the tip of the iceberg for telemetry and future real-world SDN deployment in cars.

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Smart Infrastructure 2017 Drives Conversations Between Technology and Venues

Our Smart Infrastructure 2017 event challenged the current state of networking in stadia last week, with over 80 delegates attending from around the world to gain insight into the evolving smart culture in networking and venue management. Our innovative NetOS® platform was placed upon the Ashton Gate Stadium network, and we gave three live demonstrations on how our technology enables virtualization, automation, and monetisation.

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Ruckus Wireless Guest Blog: Thierry Chau talks Wireless in Stadiums

Thierry Chau, Global Practice Lead for Large Public Venues at Ruckus Wireless, has written a fantastic blog exploring the power - and challenges - of wireless infrastructure within stadia.

It's a topic that's growing in importance as the needs of fans increase, and one that we address directly at our event Smart Infrastructure 2017. Read the blog in full here.

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Lisa Knights Reveals the Unexpected Innovation Behind a Stadium

Our partnership with Ashton Gate Stadium, in Bristol, to install our cutting edge networking technology NetOS®, means that we work closely with Bristol Sport. Lisa Knights, Chief of Communications at Bristol Sport, sat down with us to chat about how stadium design and re-design has changed over the years, and the first thing to consider when building a stadium. The answer may surprise you…

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The Future of Networks: Zeetta Networks Reveals

Networks and networking are changing every day as engineers and developers adapt, learn, and push the boundaries of what is expected. We are currently installing our own networking technology at Ashton Gate Stadium, where attendees to our Smart Infrastructure 2017 event can see NetOS® technology in action. It is our answer to the question on everyone’s lips: what is the future of networks, and what should you as a business be investing in?

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The implications of IoT, Smart Cities, and Automation

After discussions at the Big Data Roundtable as part of The Festival of the Future City, Nick Randall, Sales and Marketing Director at Zeetta Networks, shares his views on developments in Big Data and calls for mechanisms to be put in place that responsibly support the impending social transformation.

The impacts of the present social movement towards a more technological, data driven, and automated landscape and economy are continually being discussed among tech thought leaders, who are not introspectively holed up in a hard drive but concerned social beings! As technologists we can get obsessed with driving innovation, with many striving to contribute to a positive social revolution through technological advances, and here specifically at Zeetta Networks, contributing to the development of smart infrastructure that make peoples’ lives easier and better.

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Smart Infrastructure 2017: A Sneak Peek from our Head Engineer

We spoke to Crispin Dent-Young last week about the application of NetOS® at Ashton Gate Stadium – and now he’s given us a sneak peek into not only what attendees of Smart Infrastructure 2017 will experience, but his expert industry insight into a future that may be going in a direction many haven’t yet noticed…

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Zeetta Networks expands team to new international heights

Over the summer we welcomed not one, not two, but 5 new members to the Zeetta Networks team! 

Hailing from as far as Spain, we are fortunate to have talented people move countries to be able to join us here at Zeetta, and become part of a team that delivers world-leading and ground-breaking technologies in software defined networks (SDN).

Here is a behind the scenes look at our most recent recruits to join our growing team:

David Plant began his career right here in Bristol. He studied Computing at the University of the West of England before hopping over the water to Cardiff, primarily working on developing Insurance and Retirement Services Software Solutions in various languages – that’s Python and Java, not Spanish and Mandarin.

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Smart Cities? It’s all about the lamp posts….

Our Sales and Marketing Director, Nick Randall, explores why lamp posts may be the golden ticket that cities hoping to get smart are looking for . . . 

In the context of a smart city, the humble lamp post is of course reborn for a variety of technical reasons. But in the Smart City world, all is not well: it is always something of a disappointment to me when I see that yet another municipality has signed over the real estate rights to their lamp posts.

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Smart is everywhere, and it’s coming to stadiums

Mike Bohndiek, Head of IT at West Ham United, shares his thoughts on smart stadia – and how venues that don’t continue to adapt will get quickly left behind.

A smart stadium can mean a smart business future. The times of fans attending physical events is slowly passing with the advent of new streaming/online consumption channels; typically a more cost-effective method to see your team or event. 

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