TPG glasses Vodafone with 4,000 km of new fibre

Vodafail no more

After Vocus and M2 Communications announced their merger deal, all eyes turned to troubled mobile operator Vodafone, with TPG mooted as the likely buyer.…

NBN net neutrality under fire following DPI RFI

We’ll only sniff your packets FOR YOUR OWN GOOD

One-time NBN CTO Gary McLaren called out his former employer on Twitter yesterday following a request for proposal that hinted at plans for deep packet inspection.…

Sky ‘fesses up to broken fibre cables as cause of outage woes

Northern England suffering broadband outage since Monday

Sky has ‘fessed up to broken fibre cables as being the cause of an outage in the north west, which has knocked a number of broadband and phone customers offline since Monday.…

Telstra passes on NBN billions, plays it safe

Don’t have techs to spare anyhow

Technology pundits were left scratching their heads yesterday when Telstra walked away from bidding for up to A$56 billion in NBN fibre build contracts.…

Google ‘cubists’ fix bug in Linux network congestion control, boost performance

It’s a wonder the ‘net works at all, really

A bit of “quality, non-glamorous engineering” could give a bunch of Linux servers a boost by addressing an unnoticed bug in a congestion control algorithm.…

US fibre rollouts are driving Cablelabs standards in new directions

Broadcom explains DPoE to El Reg

Google’s fibre initiatives haven’t just prodded the US cable operators to respond in kind, gigabit for gigabit – it’s also driving standards.…

Microsoft preps Azure data lake flood gates for readiness

And yes, it’ll feature analytics as a service

Microsoft will later this year release its open-source friendly lake for big-data analytics in the cloud.…

EU, China promise 5G cooperation, seek an understanding on standards

Chinese quite keen on the EU’s export market, presumably

The EU and China have pledged to work hand in hand on rolling out the next generation of mobiles and mobile networks.…

Microsoft, Google scramble to COLONISE INDIA

Modern day internet missionaries altruistically just want to help

Microsoft is the latest company to rush into the lucrative emerging Indian market, with the promise to connect 500,000 villages in the subcontinent to the internet.…