Senior UK.gov ministers asked: So, are we going to ban Huawei or what?

All our Five Eyes mates have shown them the door
The British government has been asked to confirm that national telecommunications infrastructure is secure amid growing concerns about Chinese supplier Huawei.…

Remember Woolworths? Well it still exists in Oz. And Telstra wants NBN Co to help shove fibre in it

3,000 Woolies sites on list
In one of its first major wins in the enterprise market, NBN Co* has confirmed it will pull fibre to Woolworths’ properties in support of a Telstra contract with the supermarket giant.…

France wants in on the No Huawei Club while Canuck infosec bloke pretty insistent on ban

Founder warns that ‘mediocre employees’ may have to go
French parliament is reportedly mulling a ban on Huawei kit being used in next-generation telco networks, potentially heaping further pressure on the Chinese headquartered giant.…

Lords of the DNS remind admins about Flag Day, Juniper likes Watson and more

PING, PING, PING … it’s your networking roundup for the week
Roundup To cure some persistent security, implementation, and performance problems in the Domain Name System, the lords of the DNS have proclaimed older implementations as end of life.…

At 900k lines of code, ONOS is getting heavy. Can it go on a diet?

‘Net greybeard Douglas Comer talks SDN with El Reg
Interview Software Defined Networking (SDN) has changed the landscape of networking, but along the way it has created its own problems. Doug Comer of Purdue University thinks disaggregating SDN control…

Man drives 6,000 miles to prove Uncle Sam’s cellphone coverage maps are wrong – and, boy, did he manage it

Amazing how a big cash payout focuses the mind
A Vermont state employee drove 6,000 miles in six weeks to prove that the cellular coverage maps from the US government suck – and was wildly successful.…

FCC: Oh no, deary me. What a shame. Too bad, so sad we can’t do net neutrality appeal during the US govt shutdown

Not so fast, there, Ajit…
America’s broadband watchdog, the FCC, has asked the courts to postpone an appeal against its net neutrality repeal out of “an abundance of caution” due to the partial US government shutdown.…

Oxford University reportedly turns off its Huawei money tap

No more Chinese tech vendor grants for at least three to six months, compsci students told
Oxford University is reportedly suspending all research grants and donations from Chinese tech giant Huawei, according to a Chinese newspaper.…

Oxford University reportedly turns off its Huawei money tap

No more Chinese tech vendor grants for at least three to six months, compsci students told
Oxford University is reportedly suspending all research grants and donations from Chinese tech giant Huawei, according to a Chinese newspaper.…