Heart Internet outage…three days and counting

Array with you! Biz still fixing failed drives
A number of Heart Internet customers remain unable to get online for three days thanks to a hosting failure.…

Cisco gives intent-based networking a third leg to stand on

Behold, the Assurance Engine to make sure networks are following the rules
Cisco’s delivered the missing piece of its intent-based networking (IBN) vision and is therefore ready to stand its ground as software-defined networking upstarts try to paint i…

Pour yourself a tall one, Juniper investors. It’s lost money again

Gin Palace says cloud customers just aren’t buying what it’s selling
Juniper Networks has announced a drop in revenue for Q4 2017 and predicted Q1 2018 will disappoint.…

California Senate OKs net neutrality law, gives FCC cold hard long stare

F U FCC say lawmakers as bill passes to Assembly
California has moved one step closer to passing net neutrality legislation in defiance of a decision by America’s telecoms regulator, the FCC, to scrap the protections nationwide.…

Trump White House mulls nationalizing 5G… an idea going down like ‘a balloon made out of a Ford Pinto’

Make America Socialist Again?
A proposal by the Trump administration to effectively nationalize next-generation 5G networks in America triggered an angry reaction from the mobile industry, former government officials, and federal regulator the FCC.…

Well done, UK.gov. You hit superfast broadband target (by handing almost the entire project to BT)

95% of UK penetrated = feat of engineering, hoots Openreach
The UK government has today hailed the completion of its superfast broadband project as a success – the scheme that has now brought 24Mbps to 95 per cent of the country by almost entirely hand…

Virgin Media skulks in disused public toilets

Plus old churches – and even school playing fields
Virgin Media has resorted to hiding in disused public toilets as Britain’s demand for ever-fatter pipes to channel digital detritus into the home grows.…

TalkTalk starts offering punters choice to shift-shift to O2

A ‘great’ deal – as long as you stay with their crummy broadband
TalkTalk has started offering customers the option of moving onto O2 when their contracts expire, as part of the beleaguered firm’s plans to ditch mobile.…