WTH is my domain? OpenSRS and Hover DOWN and OUT

Network failure forces punters’ websites offline

The domain name server “OpenSRS” crashed and burned during the dead of night following a network failure, taking down scores of customers’ portals with it. Normal service has yet to resume.…

Business hunches are so 1977. Proper data’s a lot more grown-up

Fighting the instinct vs analytics wars

Sponsored In business, should you trust your gut, or go by the numbers? Business mythology and Hollywood favour the gut. Both cite stories about maverick geniuses that ignored everyone’s advice and won big.…

‘Alternative network provider’ CityFibre boosts sales 36%

But elsewhere experiences contract delays

Broadband pusher CityFibre has posted a sales increase of 36 per cent for its half-year results, but has also reported delays to a number of its public sector contracts.…

Boffins sling around entangled photons at telco wavelengths

1550 nanometres is the sweetest sweet spot

One of the hurdles facing photon-based quantum systems using entangled photons is that it’s hard to create them at the 1550 nm wavelengths used in telecommunications systems.…

nbn™ sweetens the deal for business and its own bottom line

Mirrors price relief offered to consumer market

nbn™, the company building Australia’s National Broadband Networ (NBN), has adjusted its wholesale prices so that retailers offering business plans get the same price relief as previously offered for the consumer market.…

nbn™ sweetens the deal for business and its own bottom line

Mirrors price relief offered to consumer market

nbn™, the company building Australia’s National Broadband Networ (NBN), has adjusted its wholesale prices so that retailers offering business plans get the same price relief as previously offered for the consumer market.…

Blighty third worst in Europe for fibre-to-the-premises – report

Openreach stuck on upgrading legacy copper-based network

The UK has been ranked the third-worst country in Europe for fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) coverage, according to a comprehensive study of speeds from 28 countries across the continent.…

Fog lifts as standards bodies agree on fog compute interoperability

ETSI and OpenFog agree not to disagree, or overlap

Telcos looking at “fog computing” will have fewer standards to contemplate if a cooperation between the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and the OpenFog Consortium delivers on its promise.…

The award for worst ISP goes to… it starts with Talk and ends with Talk

Two other big brands, Sky and BT, also in the naughty corner

Beleaguered ISP TalkTalk has once again been named worst ISP in a biannual survey of providers by consumer charity Which?…