Telstra announces <i>another</i> national WiFi rollout

Party like it’s 2004

Telstra has announced that its re-entry into the wireless hotspot business will go into live trial before the end of the year, using public phone boxes to host WiFi in “iconic” locations.…

Hong Kong protest puts mesh nets to the test in state censorship smash

FireChat becomes tool of choice for organizers

Protesters in Hong Kong have turned to the FireChat app to communicate online – because it uses mesh wireless networking and thus evades the Chinese authorities’ web censorship crackdown amid the unrest.…

PEAK IPV4? Global IPv6 traffic is growing, DDoS dying, says Akamai

First time the cache network has seen drop in use of 32-bit-wide IP addresses

Broadband and IPv6 are hot – and distributed denial-of-service attacks and IPv4 are not. Well, that’s according to Akamai.…

NFV veterans form new industry group

The Linux Foundation, the organisation behind OpenStack and the OpenDaylight Project, has today announced the launch of the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV). The project will focus on accelerating the introduction of new products and services through an integrated, open source, carrier-grade reference architecture for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

Oracle launches new products targeted at CSPs

Oracle’s Communications division has announced a new release of applications aimed at Communications Service Providers (CSPs). The launches, announced at the annual Oracle OpenWorld event, include a new edition of the software giant’s Operations Support Systems (OSS) application family.

Beijing says yes to iPhone 6, despite NSA backdoor fears

But are Chinese consumers BUYING it?

Beijing has approved the new iPhone 6 for sale after regulators were reassured that the devices contain no backdoors allowing NSA snooping.…

OpenDaylight releases second virtualization platform

The OpenDaylight Project has announced the release of its second open source platform to advance Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) architecture control. The release, called Helium, will benefit from 11 new features and protocols, which have all been provided by the network infrastructure vendor community. Open source is being increasingly viewed as […]

Virgin Mobile launches in Saudi Arabia

Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa (VMMEA) has begun services in Saudi Arabia. In a shake-up to the kingdom’s mobile market, the Communication and Information Technology Commission of Saudi Arabia (CITC) has ordered each of the country’s three mobile operators to host an MVNO to boost competition. As reported by Reuters, VMMEA has launched two brands […]

Consumers agree to give up first-born child for free Wi-Fi – survey

This Herod network’s ace – but crap reception in bullrushes

Consumers carelessly use public Wi-Fi without regard for their personal privacy, even blithely agreeing to surrender their first born in exchange for the opportunity to check their emails without paying.…