Networks

Big Cable unplugs Cali's draft net neutrality protections yet AGAIN

Thu, 2018-06-21 22:40
Sponsors of US state's proposed law fume as key committee chair guts legislation

The lobbying might of Big Cable was on show again this week when a critical net neutrality bill in the California legislature was gutted to remove its most important features.…

Cisco passes around antidotes to noxious NX-OS code execution bugs

Thu, 2018-06-21 02:44
The June collection has some lovely fabric patches

Get your ticket to the Cisco catwalk, sysadmins, and watch Switchzilla strut 24 FXOS and NX-OS software security advisories.…

Priceless: The cost to BT for bothering you with spam? 1.5 UK pence per email

Wed, 2018-06-20 12:21
Incumbent telco fined £77k for sending 5 million of the things

Brit telco BT has been ordered to pay £77,000 for sending almost 5 million nuisance emails – equivalent to about 1.5p a mail.…

Cisco snags potential customer-sniffing biz for an undisclosed sum

Tue, 2018-06-19 16:51
OEM partner July Systems' tech tracks in-store punters by Wi-Fi

Cisco is to slurp up cloudy indoor location services biz July Systems to add to its Wi-Fi platform and boost customer experience capabilities.…

UK footie fans furious as Sky Broadband goes TITSUP: Total inability to stream unfair penalties

Tue, 2018-06-19 14:13
Midlands users report service sucking on a half-time orange

The Sky Broadband service took an unscheduled half-time break last night, leaving residents of the UK Midlands unable to stream sporting action from Russia.…

And that is definitively that ... for now. 5G's carrier features frozen

Tue, 2018-06-19 07:30
Still to come: standards for stuff like IoT that non-carriers care about

Meta-standards group the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) last week rubber-stamped the first "frozen" 5G standards.…

Brit mobile punters want the Moon on a stick but then stay on the same networks for aeons

Mon, 2018-06-18 11:19
How does that work?

Chinese brands have been eyeing Western markets for some time, but in the UK customer inertia means many punters stick with what they know.…

Google cuts price of cloudy interconnects from partners

Mon, 2018-06-18 07:28
If you can't get to a POP yourself, this plan's for you

Google has formally launched its Partner Interconnect product, priced for customers too small to afford 10 Gbps interconnect links.…

Do NetAdmins like snacks? Asking cos here's a dish of tasty network news nibbles

Sun, 2018-06-17 23:41
Juniper's new routers emerge, Google QUIC-ens gets load balancing for HTTPS and more

Roundup  Be nimble, be QUIC: Google's added secured load balancing support to its QUIC protocol.…

Dinosaurs permitted to mate: But what does AT&T Time merger mean for antitrust – and you?

Thu, 2018-06-14 09:30
Cord-cutters swung the court

Analysis  Across political divides in the United States there's a common appetite for reining in the country's plutocratic corporate overlords. The country that reveres Mom 'n' Pop businesses is wary when giant businesses combine. But the landmark decision in a US District Court permitting two legacy businesses to merge indicates how hard this is.…

Oracle launches its very own 'net threat map

Thu, 2018-06-14 02:01
Pew! Pew! The whole world is connected, and the Internet is super-dangerous

Eighteen months after acquiring Internet infrastructure outfit Dyn, Oracle has unveiled some of the smarts it bought in the form of an "Internet Intelligence Map".…

Thought the AT&T Time-Warner tie-up was scary? Comcast says 'hold my beer'

Thu, 2018-06-14 01:00
American cable giant offers $65bn for 21st Century Fox

With the massive $85bn merger between AT&T and Time Warner set to finalize, a newly-emboldened Comcast is pushing for a media mega-deal of its own.…

AT&T gets clearance to devour Time Warner for $85 BEEEELION

Wed, 2018-06-13 00:57
DOJ can't stop mega-merger from going through

A US District Court judge has given the all-clear for AT&T's $85bn acquisition of broadcast giant Time Warner.…

Men are officially the worst… top-level domain

Tue, 2018-06-12 21:22
It's paining men as Spamhaus lists the top abused registries

The internet has a case of .men behaving badly, based on new data from international watchdog Spamhaus.…

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins preaches the cloud, but nothing new

Tue, 2018-06-12 07:01
Switchzilla's annual gabfest goes over old ground on day one

Cisco Live  CEO keynotes at big vendors' annual gabfests are evangelical events, and Cisco's Chuck Robbins didn't disappoint on that score as he opened this year's Cisco Live. But if customers expected a big reveal of new products or strategies, they would have come away disappointed.…

Worst. Birthday. Ever. IPv6's party falls flat

Sun, 2018-06-10 23:01
In this weeks networking news, switches surged, Riverbed monitored and the MEF standardised

Roundup  Last week saw celebration in the IPv6 community this week – not because adoption is finally really taking off, but because, umm, look, something must have happened, right?…

Comcast's mega-outage 'solution'... Have you tried turning your router off and on again?

Thu, 2018-06-07 20:05
US ISP giant claims service has been restored for most users

After a day without service, Comcast has suggested its business voice customers restart their modems if they're still having connectivity problems.…

Plans for half of Europeans to get 100Mbps by 2020 ain't gonna happen - report

Thu, 2018-06-07 16:53
EU auditors also reckon universal 30Mbps unlikely

Insanely ambitious plans by the EU to connect half of the households in member states to 100Mbps by 2020, have unsurprisingly fallen by the wayside - according to a report.…

EE seeks guinea pig millennial hipsters for 5G experiments

Thu, 2018-06-07 09:04
Calling all Bongs – this won't hurt a bit

Millennials are notoriously fearful of handling raw meat – but EE hopes they'll be less wary fondling experimental radio equipment.…

Stern Vint Cerf blasts techies for lackluster worldwide IPv6 adoption

Wed, 2018-06-06 21:00
Father of the Internet not impressed with slow rollout

Co-inventor of TCP/IP and so-called "Father of the Internet" Vint Cerf has urged network nerds to "get with the program" on World IPv6 Day.…