Networks

UK.gov calls on the Big Man – GOD – to boost rural broadband

6 hours 20 min ago
Digi Sec decrees: Thou shalt put a mast on your spire to boost connectivity

The governent is looking towards the heavens in its bid to redeem rural broadband speeds, having exhausted all other options.…

Juniper's 2018 spring collection: switches, security, and subs

7 hours 24 min ago
Daaahlink! Cloud was so 2017. This year is about multicloud

Juniper Networks has taken the tube labelled 'multicloud' out of the paint-box and applied a liberal coat to the latest updates to its switching products.…

Arista <i>almost</i> done with Cisco workarounds as revenue and profit soar

13 hours 32 min ago
Borg attack repelled, Microsoft and cloud are now Prime Directive (and cash source)

Customer certification delays resulting from its ongoing patent lawsuit brought by Cisco have delayed some of its revenue, but upstart Arista Networks still turned in a tidy result for Q4 2017 and for the full year.…

nbn™'s HFC fix will see connections tested from March to July 2018

Sun, 2018-02-18 22:50
Writes to residents to announce on-site inspection

nbn™, the company building and operating Australia's national broadband network (NBN), has advised households connected to its hybrid fibre-coax network to expect a visit between March 7th 2018 and July 27th 2018.…

UK mobile customers face inflation-busting price hike

Fri, 2018-02-16 13:06
Look guys, everyone's doing it

Mobile customers face a mid-contract price rise, with all four operators confirming they will hike fees by 4 per cent, 1 per cent above inflation.…

Judges dismisses majority of Cisco's 'insane' IP defence against Arista

Fri, 2018-02-16 12:27
Switch antitrust case rumbles on

A US court has agreed to dismiss most of Cisco's IP defences in its long-running antitrust dispute with rival Arista Networks; the latter had previously described them as "breathtakingly broad, unprecedented and insane".…

FTTP in UK sucks so much it doesn't even rank in European study

Thu, 2018-02-15 11:26
Want high speeds? Go to Latvia

The UK is performing so poorly in fibre penetration that it isn't even included in a European study.…

Cisco surges after pricing switches-plus-subscriptions just below old hardware prices

Thu, 2018-02-15 06:28
Borg attack incoming as M&A crew eye repatriated $67bn

The flagship of Cisco's “intent-based networking” push, the Catalyst 9000 switch, is leaping out the door, and Switchzilla delivered other good news on it FY2018 Q2 earnings call.…

Roses are red, Ajit Pai is tickled. Broadband from SpaceX gets him out of a pickle

Thu, 2018-02-15 01:35
Musketeers to launch first internet satellites this weekend

SpaceX's plans to become a global ISP took a big step forward after Ajit Pai – the boss of America's comms watchdog, the FCC – gave his blessing for Elon Musk's biz to pop broadband-beaming satellites into orbit.…

Roses are red, Three's feeling blue, spectrum appeal rejected, they'll have to make do

Wed, 2018-02-14 10:05
5G auction to go ahead in April

Ofcom's 5G spectrum auction is to go ahead in April after mobile operator Three lost its final legal challenge to force the regulator to change the bidding rules.…

Roses are red, Three's feeling blue, spectrum appeal rejected, they'll have to make do

Wed, 2018-02-14 10:05
5G auction to go ahead in April

Ofcom's 5G spectrum auction is to go ahead in April after mobile operator Three lost its final legal challenge to force the regulator to change the bidding rules.…

Winter Olympics 5G isn't <i>real</i> 5G, says Qualcomm, that won't land until 2019

Wed, 2018-02-14 08:32
Chipmaker names 18 carriers who'll get real with 5G real soon now, promise

Qualcomm has fleshed out the details of what's going to land in the hands of the 18 carriers who last week signed on for “standards-compliant” 5G trials.…

Citrix swallows Cedexis to give NetScaler more multi-cloud cred

Wed, 2018-02-14 03:58
Nobody wants slow SaaS or cross-cloud comms, but Citrix wants you to cough up to stop it

Citrix has bought traffic optimisation company Cedexis for an undisclosed sum.…

Rogue IT admin goes off the rails, shuts down Canadian train switches

Wed, 2018-02-14 01:51
Grouchy Grupe gets a year and a day behind bars after going loco on network hardware

A former IT administrator at the Canadian Pacific Railway has been jailed for 366 days for sabotaging the organization's computer network.…

Pressure mounts on FCC to cough up answers over fake net neutrality comments

Wed, 2018-02-14 00:01
House Dems send snotagram to watchdog boss

Analysis  US lawmakers have weighed in on the FCC's controversial vote to scrap America's net neutrality rules, demanding information on the millions of fake comments submitted to the watchdog's public consultation on the decision – and asking pointed questions about how the federal regulator handled them.…

Hyperoptic's overkill 10Gbps fibre trial 'more than a clever PR stunt'

Tue, 2018-02-13 15:02
Yes, I need an 8K livestream in every room

Alternative network provider Hyperoptic today tested speeds of 10Gbps at the former Olympic village in east London.…

nbn™ scoreboard: our new way to look at Australia's national broadband network

Tue, 2018-02-13 01:12
The numbers, not the spin, from nbn™'s half-year presentation and corporate plan

nbn™, the organisation building and operating Australia's national broadband network, is the subject of endless controversy.…

It's official: .corp, .home, .mail will never be top-level domains on the 'net

Mon, 2018-02-12 21:48
Sigh with relief, fellow geeks, if you're using them on your home or business network

You will never be able to own an official .home, .mail or .corp domain name or email address on the public internet.…

Vodafone boasts 200Mbps with 4G mini mast in Cornish trial

Mon, 2018-02-12 12:05
More kit to boost connectivity in rural UK

Vodafone has unveiled an eight-metre high "telescopic" 4G mast, intended to boost speeds in rural areas to 200Mpbs, following a trial in Porthcurno, Cornwall, UK.…

Vodafone boasts 200Mbps with 4G mini mast in Cornish trial

Mon, 2018-02-12 12:05
More kit to boost connectivity in rural UK

Vodafone has unveiled an eight-metre high "telescopic" 4G mast, intended to boost speeds in rural areas to 200Mpbs, following a trial in Porthcurno, Cornwall, UK.…