Verizon whips out Big Johnson to lure FCC into axing US states’ net neutrality, privacy rules

‘Light touch’ must be enforced with a heavy hand, says telco

Verizon is leaning on America’s broadband watchdog to stomp out any hope of state governments rolling out their own rules on net neutrality, privacy protections, and other internet regulations.…

Facebook, Amazon fund new trans-Pacific submarine cable

‘JUPITER’ is made for video, should see first light in 2020, boast 60 Tbps capacity

A consortium including Facebook, Amazon and SoftBank has signed up to build a new submarine cable linking Asia and the United States of America.…

Level 3 thrown in the C’Link after watchdog approves $34bn gobble

While Softbank’s Sprint goes limp on T-Mobile US merger

America’s comms regulator has signed off on the $34bn merger deal that will see ISP CenturyLink take over internet backbone Level 3.…

Is the FCC purposefully screwing up US school broadband projects?

Answer: Yes, but it’s hard to prove

Special report Schools across the United States are sounding the alarm on what looks suspiciously like an effort by the federal telecoms regulator to undermine efforts to build new broadband networks.…

Gigamon is giga-gone! Networking vendor bought by private equity

Elliot Management finds US$1.6bn for network intelligence outfit

Networking vendor Gigamon has agreed to sell itself to private equity concern Elliot Management, for around US$1.6bn.…

Cisco removes probe from place the SAN don’t shine in new FC switch

Flash arrays have singed SANs, so Cisco’s turned on the data tap to help you burn bottlenecks

Cisco’s decided to save the world from all-flash arrays by giving it a new 32G Fabric Switch, an upgraded Nexus 93180 and data galore.…

Vodafone’s NBN plans may include voice-over-WiFi, virtual landlines

Carrier already this overseas, seeks Oz punters’ opinions on ‘NBN extras’ plan, name

Vodafone Australia is market testing a product called “nbn extras” that will see it offer voice-over-WiFi or a virtual landline that redirects to mobile phones.…

Whois? No, Whowas: Incoming Euro privacy rules torpedo domain registration system

Internet policy wonks scramble over GDPR

Analysis The internet policy world is scrambling as one of the most critical and fiercely contested aspects of the global domain name system – its registration system – has started to fall apart.…

Sales bottlenecks gag Juniper’s growth in Q3

Services prevents bloodbath, product sales suffering

Having a big deal go on hold doesn’t just spoil your day, it can upend a whole quarter, as Juniper Networks has found.…