Softbank gobbles T-Mobile … 1 year after AT&T tried it on – report

Only just merged with Sprint. Welcome to the incestuous world of wireless

Network integration seems to be the order of the day with mergers rumoured between T-Mobile US Inc and mega US wireless carrier Sprint, and – across the seas – Orange France and Bouygues Telecom.…

NTT Com announces NFV-based cloud services

The ICT solutions arm of Japanese incumbent operator NTT, NTT Com, has launched what it says is the first suite of cloud services that enterprise customers can activate themselves and pay for on a per-usage basis. NTT Com said the new services will enable enterprises to eliminate lengthy contract tie-ins, and establish new offices or short-term project support with minimal fuss.

Wi-Fi HYPEGASM: Huawei demos 10Gbps in lab test

Chinese networks firm says it could see a standard … by 2018

Huawei has planted another flag in 802.11ax standardisation, claiming a demonstration of 10.53 Gbps Wi-Fi throughput in the 5 GHz band.…

Rok to launch LTE music MVNO in US

Specialist mobile entertainment and streaming music firm Rok Mobile has unveiled plans to launch an LTE MVNO in the US in June bolstered by 20 million on demand audio tracks.

Apple wraps up $3bn Beats acquisition

Apple confirmed rumours on Wednesday night with an agreement to acquire subscription streaming music service Beats Music, and Beats Electronics, which makes the popular Beats headphones, founded by rapper Dr Dre.

ProDesk colour 3D printer’s secret: It gives hot models great head

Squirting nozzle performs in five-way session for Reg hack

Hands on The botObjects ProDesk3D isn’t the world’s first full-colour 3D printer – but at £3,299, it’s substantially the cheapest. As a fused deposition modelling printer, it uses six cartridges to output a full spectrum of colours.…

US DoJ to appeals court: Haha, no, seriously – Apple totally inflated ebook prices

This has been real fun an’ all, but it’s time to end this

The US Department of Justice has urged an appeals court to uphold the verdict against Apple that found the fruity firm had violated antitrust laws and conspired with book publishers to fix the price of ebooks.…

Hey, we’ll do 4G for £15, says O2 (just mind how you go on the 1GB limit)

And please don’t look at the Three UK website

O2 is touting a new low-cost, low-limit route to 4G mobile broadband, and slipped in a few price rises for good measure. It’s still not quite as low as Three UK.…

Telefonica, Cyan, Red Hat to optimise NFV architecture

Software defined networking (SDN) specialist Cyan has announced a collaboration with European carrier Telefónica and Linux developer Red Hat to develop a network functions virtualization (NFV) architecture optimised for communications service providers.