With an estimated 63 million devices joining the business end of networks a second by 2020, are you prepared?

Cisco is touting analytics, automation for that very challenge
Promo With an estimated 63 million new devices attaching to enterprise networks per second by 2020, will your infrastructure team be able cope with its growing scale and complexity?…

Size isn’t everything when talking mobile performance: The UK’s largest cities suck at it

London, Birmingham forced to wear survey’s dunce cap
London has again finished towards the bottom of a mobile network performance league of 16 urban areas in the UK – only Birmingham did worse overall.…

Do Martians dream of electric Nimbys? Selling 5G needs steak, not just sizzle

Let’s talk about specs baby, let’s talk about real 5G
Comment Executive editor Andrew Orlowski was invited to share his thoughts on challenges to the uptake of 5G at a Westminster Forum event on Thursday 14 March. This is what he told the panel.…

Juniper grabs controller, inserts code, gets ready to play some SONiC Mania on its switch

Welcome to El Reg: Come for the video game references, stay for the open-source networking news
US networking specialist Juniper is setting up its switches to support SONiC (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud) – an open-source toolkit developed …

It’s alive! Big Switch stitches together an open-source Network Operating System

Victor Frankenstein would be impressed
Networking software specialist Big Switch has launched a Network Operating System (NOS), cobbled together from freely available open source components.…

Overhyped 5G is being ‘rushed’, Britain’s top comms boffin reckons

The technology’s not ready – but they won’t wait
If anyone knows the state of play in 5G, it’s Regius Professor Rahim Tafazolli, director and founder at the Institute of Communication Systems and 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey, and th…

Marvell-ous! Chip slinger unleashes 400Gbps switching silicon for the edge

Scream if you wanna go FASTER. SAFE, mate
US chipmaker Marvell Technology has created 400Gbps silicon for Ethernet switches, destined for data centres that live at the edge of the network.…

We can do this the easy way or the Huawei, US tells Germany with threat to snip intel over 5G fears

Tough talk as calls for evidence of China naughtiness grow
Uncle Sam has reportedly threatened Germany with a reduction in intelligence sharing if it allows Huawei equipment to be installed on its 5G networks.…

TalkTalk returns to the email hall of shame as Pipex accounts throw weekend-long wobbly

All fine now, insists telco after Total Inability ToTalkTalk to Server Upsets Pipex peeps*
TalkTalk is back in the spotlight over its email services after ageing Pipex mail addresses stopped working abruptly on Saturday.…