Attempt to clean up tech area has shocking effect on kit

Engineer ecstatic that late night solved his team’s circuit board head-scratcher
On Call Hello, Friday, El Reg’s old friend. We’ve come to talk with you again… because the vision that has softly crept in must be the latest instalment of On-Call.…

Top Euro court gives Infineon the benefit of the doubt, wags finger at Philips over pricing

Chip cost fixing scandal is still dragging through the chambers
It is possible that Infineon was not as deeply involved in a price-fixing cartel as previously assumed, the European Court of Justice has ruled.…

Australia, US and Japan want Huawei local submarine cable project

‘Competition’ and ‘alternatives’ offered to change Papua New Guinea government’s mind
Australia is once again trying to get Huawei removed from a submarine cable contract in the Asia-Pacific.…

Sick of bandwidth gouging? Cloudflare, Google, Microsoft and IBM have some news

Bandwidth Alliance members decide to throw us a bone
The Cloudflare content delivery network (CDN) has teamed up with Google, Microsoft, IBM Cloud and others to form the Bandwidth Alliance, a group of companies committed to trimming fees for data passi…

Eat my shorts, watchdog tells every city mayor in the US – FCC approves $2bn 5G telco windfall

The Simpsons meets next-gen mobile broadband policies
If you were to pick a moment in which America’s telecoms regulator disappeared down the rabbit hole at its monthly meeting, it would probably be when the chairman of the Federal Communications Commi…

Internet be nimble, internet be QUIC, Cloudflare shows off new networking shtick

So is it goodbye, TCP?
CloudFlare has puts its weight behind a new internet protocol that should make mobile browsing faster and more secure.…

Turns out download speed isn’t everything when streaming video on your smartphone

Someone should tell mobile industry. Oh, here we go
The Czech Republic and Hungary top the world for mobile video performance – even though they don’t have the fastest networks.…

Cisco sneaks hardcoded secret root backdoor into vid surveillance kit

Who watches the watchers? Anybody who has the login
If you run Cisco’s video surveillance kit, hop over to Switchzilla’s support site and download the latest version of its management software.…

Amid Trump-China tariff tiff, Cisco kit prices to resellers soar up to 25%

The price rises Chuck Robbins warned us about are coming
In September, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins warned that America’s trade war with China would drive up price tags on technology. Now, The Register has learned those fears have seemingly manifested: Swit…