Internet engineers tear into United Nations’ plan to move us all to IPv6

Flawed beyond repair, utterly broken, critically endangers the web – and that’s the good news
A newly released draft of the United Nations’ masterplan to transition the internet to IPv6 has met a furious and despairing response from internet engineers….

UK Home Office considers ‘complete shutdown’ of emergency services mobile platform

Meeellions could be spent extending Airwave until ‘future date’ decided for 4G
Exclusive The UK Home Office is contemplating “a complete or a partial shutdown” of its ambitious programme to shift blue light services off radio and on to 4G, The Register…

America’s comms watchdog takes on the internet era’s real criminals: Pirate pastors

And helps cable industry tackle scourge of streaming boxes
US airwaves watchdog the FCC has taken a lot of flak in the past year for its determined effort to roll back its own rules on net neutrality – but that issue aside, the federal regulator has it…

Cisco admins: hold that IOS XR update while you get new firmware

Old components brick NCS 6000 cards after OS upgrade
Eight Cisco NCS 6000 line cards need firmware upgrades, after Switchzilla learned they could be bricked by an IOS XR upgrade.…

UK chancellor puts finger in air, promises 15 MEELLION full fibre connections by 2025

Goal to be achieved not with government cash, but ‘market conditions’
The UK’s chief purse-strings-puller Philip Hammond has pledged 15 million premises will receive full-fibre broadband by 2025, in an apparent bid to boost Britain’s fortunes post-Brex…

Senator Kennedy: Why I cast my Senate-busting vote for net neutrality

He’s pro free market – but there isn’t one among America’s ISPs
The shocking lack of choice and competition in America’s ISP market is why Senator John Kennedy crossed the aisle and voted for a repeal of the FCC’s efforts to end net neutrality rules la…

Router admin? Bored? Let’s play Battleships using BGP!

Protocol how-to turns into

EPIC AS-vs-AS SLUGOUT
Playing Battleships over the Border Gateway Protocol probably wasn’t a scenario considered by the standard’s authors, but UK blogger Ben “Jojo” Cox has explained how to do it.…

Qualcomm readies 60GHz goodies for Facebook’s Terragraph

Also unveils silicon for 5G NR small cells, because big rigs will drown on traffic any year now
Qualcomm has backed Facebook’s plan to take over the mobile network with its Terragraph project: the chip-designer has revealed it’s prepping silicon for ba…

IPv6 growth is slowing and no one knows why

But one man has a stab at it
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: the rollout of IPv6 is going slower than expected.…