T-Mobile US CEO calls his subscribers thieves, gripes about ‘unlimited’ limited tethering

U ok hun?

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere launched a tirade Sunday over subscribers who make heavy use of tethering on his network.…

US trade watchdog rejects patent infringement claim against Microsoft

InterDigital not ‘appy with ITC decision

Microsoft has swerved a potentially crushing blow to its vanishingly small mobile biz, after a US watchdog swiped away a request to block the import of its Lumia handsets into the country.…

India, Myanmar lead the way as mobile bandwidth consumption mushrooms

Number of mobile subs hits 7.2 billion (well, 4.9 billion really)

Mobile data usage is exploding. In an update to its Mobility Report, Ericsson said mobile broadband subscriptions had passed three billion in Q2 2015, and the year-on-year traffic growth for the same period is 55 per cent.…

Germany to fork out BEELLLIONS for farmers’ broadband

Companies getting assistance with infrastructure

Under-investing cable companies in Germany are to get a €2.7bn hand-out to bring high-speed broadband to the countryside.…

Vodafone: Dammit Britain, your emergency services need 4G!

Incidentally, we provide a pretty comprehensive data network

Despite not being part of the bid to supply the future Emergency Services Network, Vodafone wants to see public services using its 4G, and has commissioned a YouGov survey (something companies do when they want to put numbers in press releases) of front line workers, such as police officers, nurses, and social workers.…

Channel surfers and the irresistible rise of Content Delivery Networks

When load balancing just won’t cut it

Fastly, a four-year-old content delivery network start-up, this month landed $75m in venture funding.…

Indian State shuts off mobile internet to stop rumours fuelling riots

Activist calls for calm on WhatsApp amid protests for minority rights

An activist’s call for the Indian State of Guajarat to restrict access to WhatSapp and mobile internet has been heeded by local authorities, in the hope that restricting communications will quell violence. Authorities complied with that request.…

BitTorrent kills bug that turns networks into a website-slaying weapon

Reflective technique would let attacker amplify traffic and flood targets

BitTorrent has fixed a flaw in its technology that quietly turns file-sharing networks into weapons capable of blasting websites and other internet servers offline.…

nbn™’s Sky Muster satellite lands in French Guiana

Rocket carrying broadband-beaming satellite aloft on Sept 30 is on the launchpad

PICS nbnTM, the entity building and operating Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) is just 34 days away from putting its very own satellite into orbit, and the organisation’s communications operatives are starting to reveal a little about the bird.…