American ISPs fined $75,000 for fuzzing airport’s weather radar by stealing spectrum

FCC also moves, albeit glacially, on robocalls
Three ISPs will be fined $25,000 apiece by America’s broadband watchdog, the FCC, for interfering with weather signals in Puerto Rico.…

Wait a minute, we’re supposed to haggle! ISPs secretly want folk to barter for broadband

11?!! This cost me 12! Do you want to ruin me?!
Just like the market stall owner in the The Life of Brian, it turns out internet service providers want customers to haggle with them to cut better deals.…

Gartner awakens from trance, tells huddled villagers: 5G revenue will almost double to $4.2bn next year!

It has been foretold!
IT prophesier Gartner has performed its ritual reading of market omens to foretell next year’s global 5G network infrastructure revenue. The hype wizards reckon that in 2020 the market will hit $4.2bn, an 89 per cent increase from…

How four rotten packets broke CenturyLink’s network for 37 hours, knackering 911 calls, VoIP, broadband

FCC delivers postmortem after blunder cripples US fiber links
A handful of bad network packets triggered a massive chain reaction that crippled the entire network of US telco CenturyLink for roughly a day and a half.…

RIP Danny Cohen: The computer scientist who gave world endianness meets his end aged 81

He also developed one of the first ever flight simulators
The computer scientist who created the first visual flight simulator, gave us the compsci concept of endianness and whose pioneering work blazed a trail for modern VOIP services has died at the …

Trump blinks again in trade war bluff-fest with China: Huawei gets another 90-day stay of US import execution

I want to get Huawei, I want to fry Huawei, yeah, yeah, yeah
Uncle Sam today granted another “extension” to Huawei, allowing the Chinese equipment manufacturer to continue to buy and use American electronic components and software despite being on an “…

Salesforce takes the multi-signer DNSSEC ball and runs with it

Extending DNS security protocol to multiple platforms takes root
A plan to expand the current DNSSEC security protocol to cover multiple DNS platforms has received the backing of Salesforce, with a first proof-of-concept implementation of the approach …

Cisco axes hundreds, shares tumble amid China cut-off – but we’re winning the trade war, right? So much winning

Small percentage of workforce but sign of the times
Cisco is laying off 500 programmers in its home state of California amid disappointing financial results and a sagging share price.…

Virtually all polled enterprises say they’ll use SD-WAN in next two years. Do you know what it is? Let us fill you in

SD-WAN, bam, thank you, ma’am
Backgrounder Businesses relying on hybrid clouds need to be especially mindful of how they protect the sensitive data that flows between their on- and off-premises systems. Employees can be anywhere, using multiple devices…