Virgin Media to close flagship Oxford St store in August

One of 30 branches to be shut due to ‘shift to online’

Exclusive Virgin Media has named the 30 branches scheduled to shut as part of plans to slash up to 250 jobs, including the closure of its flagship Oxford Street store in August.…

Virgin Media cuts 250 jobs amid £3bn Project Lightning cockup fallout

None of today’s P45 recipients will be directors, say sources

Virgin Media is closing 30 shops and cutting 250 jobs, including a number of head office people, as a result of botching its £3bn Project Lightning superfast broadband plan.…

London suffers from ‘sub-standard’ connectivity – report

Worse than York, which is ‘frankly embarrassing’

The capital has “sub-standard” broadband and 4G speeds, causing it to lag behind smaller UK cities such as York, Coventry and Edinburgh – according to a report (PDF) today by the London Assembly.…

Facebook’s whitebox-all-the-network-things TIP project flexes tentacles

Plus BT evaluates startups. Good luck, network kit giants

Comment Hard on the heels of Orange’s Telecom Track, which will support network infrastructure startups in association with Facebook’s Telecom Infra Project (TIP), BT is evaluating startups for a similar scheme.…

FCC: LEO ISPs A-OK

OneWeb gets green light to pipe internet through 720 orbiting satellites

America’s broadband watchdog, the FCC, has approved OneWeb’s proposal to launch an ISP on the backs of 720 orbiting satellites.…

Let’s go live to the 3rd circle of Hell – and see what Comcast and Charter are screwing up

Allegations of digging up rivals’ cables, breaking promises

A Texas telco says Comcast sabotaged its cable network after it refused a buyout offer.…

Research suggests consumers find ‘fibre’ advertising misleading

Alt-net providers call for ads to be reviewed

Adverts using the word “fibre” to describe services deployed over copper lines are leaving consumers baffled, according to research commissioned by alternative network providers.…

Yes, this is our third Cisco story of the day. It’s about 23 bugs you need to fix, stat

Troll your WebEx-loving execs with a crafted recording file

We all know the only thing more fun than a WebEx conference is a recorded WebEx conference, which is why WebEx Network Recording Player exists – and if you use it, you need to patch it.…

Cisco’s ‘encrypted traffic fingerprinting’ turned into a product

Borg’s boxen can now figure out of there’s malware lurking in encrypted traffic

Cisco has turned research published nearly a year ago into a product it hopes will protect enterprises against malware hidden in encrypted traffic.…