Non-profits push back against Big Cable’s bumpkin broadband blueprint for America

Monopoly or competition? Guess which one is winning
A group of 17 consumer and civil rights groups have launched a new coalition aimed at countering efforts by Big Cable to siphon off funds for rural broadband into their already deep pockets.…

Look at me! Phone industry contracts nasty case of 5g-itis

Our 5G is bigger and better than theirs, promise Ericsson, Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T
It may not exist yet but the mobile phone industry is determined to let everyone knows that when it does, their 5G is going to be the best.…

America-China tariff tiff could flip the switch on Cisco price hikes

Chief exec warns Prez Trump’s proposed soaring import charges will hit biz, customers
Cisco chief exec Chuck Robbins has warned that a US-China trade war over tariffs could lead to price rises for Switchzilla’s networking kit.…

Guys, geez… finally 5Gs: AT&T grows super-fast mobile net city rollout

More American cities will get super-fast mobile internet
AT&T has promised real-world rollouts of 5G super-fast mobile internet in five more US cities before the end of the year, taking the total to 12, with another seven due next year.…

Hungry, hungry network firms: Ericsson, NXP chow down, Ciena on the prowl

Also: New gear out, plus ENISA overlooks squirrels
Freed from the attentions of Qualcomm, NXP Semiconductor has been looking around for its own acquisitions, and this week announced it had slurped OmniPHY.…

Y’know what? VoIP can also be free from pesky regulation – US judges

It may be a phone service but it’s over ‘the internet,’ so yeah, f**k me, right?
The US Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has decided that a phone service over the internet is no longer a phone service but an “information service” – freeing it from regul…

Palo Alto Networks’ new boss hints at borging rivals as losses shrink

And they’re sitting on a giant cash pile, much to chief exec Nikesh Arora’s glee
Two things are happening at Palo Alto Networks: it is losing less cash, and the latest exec to reside in the head shed is rubbing his hands together at the prospect of sel…

Make BGP great again, er, no, for the first time: NIST backs internet route security brainwave

It’s always a good idea to know who you’re talking to
A proposal for securing BGP – the protocol that lays out the traffic pathways of the internet – has a another backer: NIST, aka America’s National Institute for Standards and Technology.…

Huawei wants to print data centres for telcos to fling at governments

ShapeCloud scheme to build bit barns on demand
At Huawei’s Operations Transformation Forum 2018 gabfest in Munich, Germany, this week, the Chinese giant teased “ShapeCloud” – a concept designed to help telcos build bit barns for government customers.…