Vodafone pinches mobe network nerd metrics from the mighty EE

Surgical investment pays off for performance in three UK cities
Vodafone earned a fine for its rotten customer service, but it can now claim bragging rights as the best data network in three cities, as well as the lowest overall latency and ping rates …

Registry to ban Cyrillic .eu addresses even if you’ve paid for them

Шифтинг то а сепарате бут еqуал сыстем ит цлаимс
The internet registry operator for Europe’s .eu domains will forcibly dump yet more internet addresses, with a decision to kill off any domains in the Cyrillic language.…

Time to dump dual-stack networks and get on the IPv6 train – with LW4o6

Deutsche Telekom and others go with subscriber-focused lightweight approach
Despite a decade of efforts, the rollout of IPv6 is still stubbornly sat at less than 25 per cent, in terms of internet traffic, with recent reports suggesting adoption may act…

UK Home Office sheds 70 staff on delayed 4G upgrade to Emergency Services Network

Perm Sec declines to confirm if review will be published as planned next month
The Home Office’s massive project to replace the UK’s radio infrastructure with a 4G network has shed 70 staffers and plans to expunge another 130, officials have said.…

Labour MP pushing to slip 6-hour limit to kill illegal online content into counter-terror bill

Plus: Brit lawmakers debate ‘three streams and you’re out’ rule for terrorist material
A Labour MP is pushing the UK government to introduce strict time limits for tech giants to take down illegal content as part of draft counter-terror legislation.…

Facebook quietly kills its Aquila autonomous internet drone program

Silicon Valley hubris project crashes down to Earth
Facebook has canned its plans to bring high-speed internet via a solar-powered drone beaming lasers to the ground, according to an announcement on Tuesday.…

Dot-Africa saga going to jury trial… thousands of miles away in America

ICANN faces fraud allegations in continent’s top-level-domain dispute
The long-running saga over ownership of the .Africa top-level domain name will go to a jury trial… in California.…

Internet cartographers at CAIDA lay out their next five-year plan of probing

So much more than a network map, so much more still to do
CAIDA, the University California, San Diego-based internet infrastructure research operation, has taken a look at what the next few years might hold foe the information superhighway – and is wor…

Painful truth: DNS, CDNs and CAs are Achilles’ Heel for top websites

How third-party services can knock out three out of four online properties
Internet infrastructure may be fairly resilient thanks to its distributed nature, but the web we’ve built on top of it appears to be rather fragile.…