The week in networking? It’s SD-WAN all the way down

Also: Huawei cloud lands in Africa, Nokia OpenStack, Cisco Nexus BIOS bugs
Riverbed made two announcements covering its SteelHead SD-WAN solution this week – a bunch of enhancements, and subscription pricing options.…

The week in networking? It’s SD-WAN all the way down

Also: Huawei cloud lands in Africa, Nokia OpenStack, Cisco Nexus BIOS bugs
Riverbed made two announcements covering its SteelHead SD-WAN solution this week – a bunch of enhancements, and subscription pricing options.…

Oracle snaffles up a chunk of SD-WAN market with Talari Networks buyout

As shareholders sign off on Big Red’s big pay packet for first time in seven years
Oracle is to slurp up software-defined WAN provider Talari Networks for an undisclosed sum.…

EE, Virgin Media hit with £13.3m fine: Squeezing users for fees for early contract termination not OK

EE: We’re sorry, Ofcom. Virgin: Why, that’s… unjustified and disproportionate!
The UK’s comms watchdog claims to have slapped a £13.3m penalty on EE and Virgin Media for fleecing customers who wanted to exit their broadband or mobile phone contracts …

Brits shun country life over phone not-spot fears

Says company that sells switching services
Millions of Britons unwilling to be parted from their urban broadband and not-too-shabby mobile phone reception are shunning rural living, according to a survey.…

5.. 4.. 3.. 2.. 1… Runty-birds are go: 12,000+ internet-beaming mini-satellites OK’d by USA

FCC signs off on broadband-in-space plans, plus connections to Europe’s GPS
America’s broadband and telly regulator, the FCC, today approved a vast expansion in satellite networks around Earth.…

HPE Aruba’s 510 line of campus routers support 802.11ax. Which in plain English is Wi-Fi 6, duh

Of course they’ve crammed some AI in there too
HPE Aruba today released a line of wireless routers supporting next year’s 802.11ax/Wi-Fi 6 standard – and then immediately sullied them by applying the AI marketing buzzword.…

Openreach v Ofcom dark fibre legal bill bounced back to Competition Appeal Tribunal

Court of Appeal rules it’s wrong to assume regulator should pony up for cases it loses
The Court of Appeal has ruled that legal costs from BT Openreach’s dark fibre bunfight against UK telcos will be reconsidered by the Competition Appeal Tribunal.…

‘My entire company is without comms’: Gamma’s Horizon cloud PBX goes DOWN

Great hulk of a system not working after ’emergency works’…
Biz broadband comms provider – in name at least today – Gamma is suffering from web wobbles this morning, reportedly across the UK, as customers can’t access its Horizon service.…