The American dilemma: Competition, or fast broadband? Pick one

It’s Groundhog Day for the US broadband industry
Analysis A report out today into internet access in the United States has concluded – yet again – that the majority of netizens have a hard choice between competition or broadband speed.…

Brit comms providers told: You must tell people when their cheap contract’s about to end

Rolling rolling rolling… Stop those contracts rolling.. don’t hiiiiide
Ofcom has announced plans to require communications providers to tell customers when they are nearing the end of their contract to encourage them to shop around.…

Nokia scores a $3.5bn deal to inflict 5G on T-Mobile customers

5G takes another tentative step to actually being a thing
Nokia and T-Mobile have inked a $3.5bn deal to take the US telco into the bright new world of 5G communications.…

BT boosted by punters and sport – as it preps to squeeze it harder

Outgoing boss: ‘Good start’ to year as revs down, profits up
BT Group enjoyed a minor tick upwards in share price as the British telco published slightly better than expected figures for first FY19 quarter ended 30 June.…

BT results boosted by consumer unit as it preps to squeeze it harder

Outgoing boss: ‘Good start’ to year as revs down, profits up
BT Group enjoyed a minor tick upwards in share price as the telco published slightly better than expected figures for first FY19 quarter ended 30 June.…

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AWS load balancer gets redirects, CableLabs SNAPs to Kubernetes, and more
Security just got a little easier for AWS Elastic Load Balancing customers: the platform now supports redirects and fixed responses.…

Openreach annual review: Eat fibre and be merry, we fixed the faults before you called

The sun is sunny and the dark fibre access is virtual
Openreach claims it is now more independent of BT than ever before, adding that the UK’s fibre rollout is going just fine and all ISPs are now very happy with the BT-owned telecoms infrastructure co…

Gin and bear it: Another tight quarter for Juniper, hopes berry high for growth by Q4

$1.2bn revs beat guidance, routers lumpy, software, security strong
Juniper Networks’ Q3 revenue is 8 per cent lower than last year, but at $1.2bn it came in ahead of the company’s previous guidance, and CEO Rami Rahim now expects Juniper to return to …

Big Switch pokes a straw into the cloud, sucks its netops onto the premises

You too can have your very own network-as-a-service
What’s missing from Virtual Private Clouds? According to Big Switch Networks, it’s an on-premises implementation.…