Mesh Network Engineer's Blog

Why did I name my blog as a Mesh network Engineer’s blog ? It has nothing to do with Mesh networks or in fact about any network in general. But my opinion that we are all meshed together in a network, and the network is now called a cloud. Like how Frigyes Karinthy thought of the idea that we are all separated by six degrees from each other on the human web, we in today’s world are meshed together by all the social networks and cloud applications. Hence my usage of this name.

More Insight into six degrees of separation:

American playwright John Guare wrote a play in 1990 and later released a film in 1993 that popularized it. It is Guare’s most widely-known work.The play ruminates upon the idea that any two individuals are connected by at most five others. As one of the characters states: I read somewhere that everybody on this planet is separated by only six other people. Six degrees of separation between us and everyone else on this planet. The President of the United States, a gon..

3G to 4G – Differences & Challenges

Walking to work with rain pattering on my face, I was thinking – why is everybody scrambling to get 4G networks rolled out ? And why is everybody beating their chest like a quintessential Gorilla in the media – proclaiming the best network by standards of coverage or speed. Why is there a media blitz about coverage maps, speeds and ‘like’ 4G experiences ? Is HSPA+ like 4G ? Well some operators have touted HSPA+ as ‘4G’  in the media. I am a Telecom engineer by profession and these buzz words confuse me between fact and reality, and I can only guess what it does to a layman.

During my last trip to India, last year an older gentleman asked me if I can spec out a good phone for him to buy. He wanted to buy a 3G phone as he ‘overheard’  that they can perform better and access the internet faster. I had a hard time explaining to him that it is not the phone but the network that needs to be enabled first – we just started rolling out a 3G networks in India !

In the USA here we are wo..

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