Cheapskate Brits appear to love their Poundland MVNOs as UK’s big four snubbed in survey again

Giffgaff tops satisfaction ratings, Vodafone brings up the rear
Cheapo MVNOs have again scored far higher than the UK’s big four mobile networks in Which? magazine’s customer satisfaction ratings.…

UK comms watchdog mulls 5G tweaks: Operators want moooooar power

Oh and remove the guard bands, would you Ofcom?
Ofcom is amenable to technical tweaks that mobile operators have requested to 5G rules, launching a consultation yesterday.…

BBM is dead, long live BBMe: Encrypted chat plat opened up to all as consumer version burns

BlackBerry throws lifebelt to marooned users
BlackBerry has said it will open up its BBM Enterprise encrypted chat service to all-comers as the consumer version nears death.…

Huawei thanks US for ‘raising 5G awareness’ by banning firm’s wares

It’s like talking to my children, sighs marketing bigwig
Huawei top brass took to the stage in Shenzhen this week to insist that everything was fine and dandy in the company’s world, despite the shrieking from US lawmakers.…

Cisco whispers the three little words to really get an ASR 9000 net admin’s blood pumping: Remote unauthenticated access

Critical patch available now for those with vulnerable kit
Cisco has issued a security patch for a flaw in some of its routers that can be exploited by miscreants to potentially rifle through telecommunications networks.…

China Mobile, you can kiss good Pai to America: FCC to ban ‘spy risk’ telco from US

Welcome to the free market as defined by right-wing politics
America’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will block the entry of the world’s largest mobile company – China Mobile – into the US market, citing security concerns.…

UK watchdog slaps ‘misleading’ Voda ad: Gigafast… maybe so – but not for £23

Virgin complaint upheld
The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has slammed Brit telco Vodafone’s ads for its “Gigafast Broadband” as misleading.…

Now, how to boost fibre throughput to a stonking 240Gbps? With frikkin’ spin-lasers, of course

Approach could one day create faster data centre interconnect
Researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany have said they have developed a novel method of encoding information with lasers that could boost the amount of bandwidth sent down a st…

Google Fiber experiment ends with Choc Factory paying Louisville $3.8m to clean up its mess

Payout will cover costs incurred for (not quite) burying cable
Google has cut a deal with the city of Louisville, Kentucky, to settle lingering costs from its ill-fated Fiber broadband installation.…