Do you want a Kool-Aid with that, Huawei? You’ll need one after watching boss chat to US mavens

George Gilder and Nicholas Negroponte join CEO for 2-hour ‘Tea with Mr Ren’
Huawei’s public relations onslaught continued today with a “panel discussion” between the company’s founder Ren Zhenfei, blockchain blowhard George Gilder and MIT co-founder an…

Swarm: We want 150 broadband satellites. No wait, that’s not much is it? OK, we demand ONE MILLION internet sats

Hey, leave some room in orbit for the rest of us?
One of the companies that hopes to beam internet access down to Earth from space has applied for permission to put an extraordinary one million mini-satellites into orbit.…

Exodus: Tech top brass bail on £1bn UK courts reform amid concerns project is floundering

Digitisation programme already at ‘serious risk’ of missing deadline
Exclusive A raft of senior techies working on £1bn project to modernise Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) have stepped down amid concerns the flagship project is floun…

Germany and South Korea go nuts for 5G while Blighty subsists on test bed crumbs

Huawei with you!
It seems the rest of the world can’t get enough of 5G – Germany has just raised €6.6bn (£5.8bn) in its spectrum auction, and more than a million folk in South Korea have subscribed to a 5G contract.…

Underground network targets Salisbury: Not the Russian death crew, this time it’s Openreach laying fibre-optic cables

Ground-penetrating radar and micro ducting to keep that lovely cathedral untouched
The sleepy English city of Salisbury – infamous for the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal last year – is once again the target of an underground network. Yep, Ope…

Cram this in your Pai hole! New York, Cali, eight other US states sue to stop T-Mobile-Sprint merger

State attorneys general unimpressed by FCC boss’s rationale
Ten state attorneys general, including New York and California, are suing in an effort to stop the merger of T-Mobile US and Sprint.…

Custom chip vendor Barefoot Networks dips its toes in the water, Intel takes the whole schmear

Chipzilla smacks lips with eyes fixed on the cloud biz
Intel is acquiring custom network chip maker Barefoot Networks in a broadside that just might rattle arch-rival Broadcom.…

Mystery GPS glitch grounds flights, leaves passengers in the bar

The Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast system is not happy. Not happy at all
Hundred of flights were cancelled and aircraft grounded stateside over the weekend due to a mystery GPS glitch.…

No backdoor, no backdoor… you’re a backdoor! Huawei won’t spy for China or anyone else, exec tells MPs

‘If we were put under any pressure by any country that we felt was wrong, we would prefer to close the business’
The UK Parliament’s Science and Technology Select Committee yesterday asked experts whether Huawei poses a threat to national security. It …