Category Archives : General


Are Internet load balancers here to stay? Two opposing arguments, you decide

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Before we present the two opposing arguments about Internet load balancers and the trends around it, let’s start with defining what we mean with the term “Internet load balancer”. Internet load balancer usually refers to the technology that is is the Internet gateway that is responsible for deciding how the Internet traffic is handled between several […]

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Load Balancer Router Reinvented

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Load Balancer Router was born for a need to correct the less than perfect Internet access that ISP (Internet Service Providers) provide. For one reason or another, an ISP Internet connection is never perfect. Some times the reason is the transport technology not being mature (remember the early DSL days?), some times it is related […]


LTE Router – use cases from IoT to enterprise & anything in-between

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Last week, we have discussed “What to look for in a 4G router” and the first question to ask ourselves was related to the “use-cases”. This week we will dive deeper into the various use cases of LTE routers and LTE modems. LTE modems and LTE routers (also sometimes the lower end personal LTE routers […]

LTE router in IoT and Enterprise

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What to look for in a 4G router

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4G LTE networks have come a long way since the 3G days. It is not uncommon to have a 4G connection that can provide tens of mega bits per second downlink throughput and several mega bits per second uplink throughput. Even though these numbers are much lower than what theoretical 4G promised, it is still […]


State of rural broadband Internet

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According to the latest state of the Internet report by Akamai, except South Korea and Hong Kong, no country has higher than 20 Mbps average speed for the Internet services.                       Countries with rural broadband areas are suffering the most, as there is a economic […]

Akamai state of internet report

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Round robin load balancing – when to use and when to avoid it

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Round robin load balancing refers to the load balancing algorithm whereby the scheduling is done on a one-by-one basis where the scheduler takes turns to service the links with “equal load”. The equal load can be measured with respect to Internet sessions (identified by the tuple of source/destination protocol and port numbers) whereby each new […]


2017 Predictions for SD-WAN

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2016 was a significant year for Mushroom Networks, but also for the industry as a whole. In our humble opinion, the most compelling change in past year has been that the recognition that the WAN has become the performance bottleneck for cloud services. Most of us working closely with this technology have already come to […]

2017 SD-WAN predictions