WiGig spec hints at 5G offering 8 Gbps over 10 metres

Wi-Fi Alliance certification program kicks off with Intel, Qualcomm chipsets to the fore

The WiFi Alliance reckons it’s bestowed on a waiting world the first hint of what 5G will look like, and apparently it’s a radio link that can manage 8 Gbps over 10 metres.…

Verizon boss: Yahoo<i>!</i> email hack ‘is a big deal to us’, we’ll decide new price next month

Lowell McAdam talks acquisitions, 5G and IoT

Verizon is going to decide how much it is willing to pay for Yahoo! next month when an investigation into its massive security breach is completed.…

CEO of VoIP biz admits in court: It was all a $1.8bn Ponzi scheme

Unsuspecting investors given full Brazilian from TelexFree scam operation

The CEO of VoIP telephone service TelexFree has confessed that his company was a front for a $1.8bn pyramid scam.…

Is Google using YouTube to put one over on Samsung?

Let’s hope not. Somebody might notice

A curious story appeared overnight, one that made Samsung look very foolish. According to anti-copyright activist and blogger Mike Masnick, Google’s YouTube had received a copyright takedown notice from Samsung requesting that game videos featuring the Samsung Note 7 as a weapon be removed.…

Hapless Network Rail contractors KO broadband in Uxbridge

30 cables cut and countless masts out of action

Hapless Network Rail contractors drove a pile through 30 cable ducts, cutting phone, broadband services and many cell towers in the Uxbridge, Middlesex – potentially knocking services out until next week.…

Meet the slimeballs who are openly sabotaging Virgin Media

Amazingly slow Shropshire attack causes sluggish services

Snails attacked a Virgin Media broadband cabinet in Shropshire, resulting in sluggish broadband services.…

Vodafone says it’ll launch NB-IoT network in EU early next year

Nobody’s really impressed, but take a look at the long term

Vodafone has announced it will start rolling out its narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) focused network in four EU countries from the start of next year – and folk across industry are rolling their eyes.…

Will rush for New Radio compromise 5G quality?

Accusations fly of vendors hijacking standards for their own purposes

Analysis The US operators have ended their long love affair with sub-1 GHz spectrum, which was so important to their LTE coverage roll-outs, and are leading the world in harnessing high frequency bands to address the challenge of the expected capacity demands of the 5G era.…

Virgin boss warns Brexit could hamstring broadband investment

Praises May for indicating date on Article 50 trigger

Further uncertainty over Brexit could hamper Virgin Media’s ability to get more broadband investment from its parent company Liberty Global, chief exec Tom Mockridge has warned.…