Amitel website is now secured

HTTPS

On Aug 1 , Amitel converted it’s website to HTTPS, a secure form of browsing using encryption. You can see this by the little lock icon in the search bar of whichever browser you are using to read this blog post.

Even though we do not collect any sensitive information such as credit cards, we were prompted to make the change by a recent policy change from Google and its Chrome browser to explicitly label any website that had not changed over to HTTPS as “not secure” and downgrade it in SEO rankings.

So we made the switch. You should not notice any other differences but if you do, please comment below or drop us a line.

Upcoming posts

Our recent satellite posts that culminated in the latest launch of the Iridium NEXT satellites on July 25 have been well received. We are working on a few other series that we plan on bringing out over the next few weeks. These include;

– a series on posts on Wide-Area Networking (WAN) and contrasting MPLS and SD-WAN
– a series on OTT calling apps such as WhatsApp and Skype and how telcos can counter them
– more book reviews including Taleb’s “Skin in the Game”
– view from Canada’s North ; we’re travelling to Yellowknife and I’ll report on telecom from there
– more updates on the fight against telecom fraud

If there are any other topics that pertain to wholesale international telecom, or telecom in general that you would like to see me cover, then please comment below, or use the contact form or drop me an email or a tweet.

Enjoy the summer weather, and keep an eye on your network !

AurorA Newsletter is Launching !

AurorA and Amitel are pleased to announce that our inaugural newsletter will launch next week.
The newsletter will be sent out twice a month, around the 8th and 23rd to avoid overloading your inbox during month-end or the beginning of the month.

This project has been in the works since the beginning of the year. We have tried to be more diligent on our blog to regularly post weekly with information and tips on topics that are of interest to you. The posts are about international telecommunications, especially from a wholesale or carrier perspective.

Also, on our social media channels like LinkedIn and Facebook we have shared articles and news from other sources that are particularly relevant to sending traffic overseas.

The newsletter will compile four or five of the best posts from the previous two weeks and send them to you in a format you can digest easier when you have the time to do so. On occasion a bonus post may appear that isn’t on our blog or social media, just as a special thank you for subscribing.

The newsletter will be emailed to those who have explicitly subscribed to our list on the MailChimp email automation platform. We have recently adopted MailChimp for our notifications for weekly rate updates and for invoice and CDR being posted to Dropbox. (Sidenote; where were these tools when I first started in business 24 years ago ?)

The sign-up form is on our website, www.amitel.com, on the right hand side footer. It will also appear as a pop-up, once, when you visit our site. Or you can sign up directly at this link here.

Signup form

If you have any comments or questions, we would love to hear them. Also, if there are any topics you would like to see covered, please send them along and we will try to oblige.