Virgin gives blessing to O2/Three merger

Eyes up prospect of tasty 4G

Virgin Media has weighed in to give its blessing over the controversial £10.5bn proposed merger between Three and O2, hoping such a move would give it greater network access.…

Sir Michael Lyons tells .uk registry Nominet: Time to grow up

Humph, responds board to ex-BBC Trust chairman’s review

A long-awaited review into the future of .uk registry operator Nominet by former chairman of the BBC Trust has told the company it’s time to grow up.…

Optus, Telstra, TPG and Vodafone spaff AU$543.5m on spectrum

1800 MHz auction will bring 4G to the Australian bush

Australia has scored AU$543.5m (US$391m) for part of its 1800 MHz spectrum.…

You, FCC. Do something about these overpriced cable boxes, yells Bernie Sanders and pals

Taking a pop at Comcast – election-winning move, that

Six US Senators are taking aim at the excessive fees cable and internet providers charge for modem and set-top hardware.…

FaceTime, WhatsApp UDP streams AWOL on iOS 9 beta with T-Mo US

IPv6 LTE fingered in networking mystery

A problem with the handling of UDP network packets is leaving T‑Mobile US customers unable to make FaceTime or WhatsApp calls with the latest Apple iOS beta.…

Cruz missile slams into DNS overlord ICANN over Chinese censorship

Republican presidential frontrunner sends nastygram to CEO

US Senator Ted Cruz has accused the head of domain name overseer ICANN of being complicit in Chinese online censorship.…

Speednames ‘fesses up, admits customers’ emails are borked

You can shout into the ether but you won’t hear the echo

Customers of Speednames, the subsidiary of domain name registration firm NetNames, have been unable to receive emails since yesterday.…

Three: We won’t hike prices if you say yes to £10.5bn O2 merger

Please Ms Regulator, let us do our deal

Three has promised it will not raise prices for customers if it is allowed to hop into bed with O2 in its proposed £10.5bn in an open letter hitting back at regulators’ fears over the deal.…

Three: We won’t hike prices if you say yes to £10.5bn O2 merger

Please Ms Regulator, let us do our deal

Three has promised it will not raise prices for customers if it is allowed to hop into bed with O2 in its proposed £10.5bn in an open letter hitting back at regulators’ fears over the deal.…