To Puerto Ricans: A Register apology

If you are without phone coverage over the holidays, we are to blame… possibly
We would like to take this opportunity to apologize to the residents of Puerto Rico, and especially those who will not have cell phone coverage over Christmas.…

We have standards, says 3GPP as group starts to lay groundwork for 5G

Analysts predict 400 million users by 2022
The first standards for 5G have been agreed, meaning industry can press ahead with next-gen speeds.…

Oh good. Transport for London gives Capita £80m for WAN, LAN and Wi-Fi

As if London commuters don’t have enough to put up with…
Transport for London has inked an £80m deal with outsourcing giant Capita to provide Wide Area Network services across all TfL sites.…

Sea-Me-We 3 cable down, again, Oz-Asia traffic slows down

Packets will route around the damage until January
The fragile Sea-Me-We 3 cable that provides one of Australia’s primary connections to Asia is out of action and awaiting repair.…

LMFAO cu l8r: Dump ur mobile provider via txt by 2019

New rules to help you break things off within single day. Cold
Mobile users will be able to divorce their providers by text within a single working day, thanks to new Ofcom rules announced today.…

A million UK homes still get crappy broadband speeds, groans Ofcom

Some 4% of properties trundle below 10Mpbs
Just over a million premises in Blighty, or 4 per cent of properties, cannot get speeds of 10Mpbs, according to a comprehensive report by regulator Ofcom.…

BT, Sky bury hatchet with deal to sell each other’s telly channels

Intended to boost former state monopoly’s ‘ailing TV service’
BT and Sky have set aside their long-running feud and signed a deal to sell their channels on each other’s platforms.…

Cable Labs gives OpenStack, and itself, some help on the edge

Serverless functions running on a set-top box could be a thing before long
CableLabs, the organisation that figures out to help pay TV operators sweat their networks, has launched OpenStack installers for its software-defined networking and network fun…

5 reasons why America’s Ctrl-Z on net neutrality rules is a GOOD thing

Shut your whining, it’s going to be great
Analysis The FCC voted 3-2 Thursday morning to get rid of net neutrality rules.…