Belfast’s networks are hella fast, London’s are in the bog

Northern Ireland capital is tops for just about everything mobile
As if you needed another reason to love Belfast, residents of the Northern Ireland capital enjoy the fastest and most reliable mobile network performance in the UK, while Londoners are s…

Juniper, Ericsson sign 5G product pact

Pour an aquavit, pour a gin, take a deeeep breath …
Juniper and Ericsson are extending a long-standing love-in to cover 5G network tech.…

Oz carrier Vocus rushes cable into service following SMW-3 break

First light for Australia-Singapore Cable
In response to another – yet another – failure on the SeaMeWe-3 submarine cable, Australian telco Vocus has lit up its ASC submarine cable ahead of schedule.…

Strewth! Aussie Broadband gets its IPv4 bill, shifts to IPv6

When the bottom line gets bashed, priorities change
For years, internet engineers have predicted that the cost of an ever-smaller pool of IPv4 addresses would cause people to shift to the internet’s new IPv6 protocol. Well, it finally appears to be hap…

5G can help us spy on West Midlands with AI CCTV, giggles UK.gov

£50m connectivity tech trial announcement marred by Panopticon-style horror
The West Midlands is to become the first UK urban 5G testbed area at a cost of up to £50m – with one use for the new tech being China-style AI-powered CCTV cameras with automat…

BT scoops Home Counties chunk of new NHS IT contract

Competition is great, especially when the new contract’s run by the old contractors
BT has won a five-year contract to supply comms and IT services to various chunks of the NHS.…

Cisco patches yet another Data Centre Network Manager vuln

Good news is that it was just a proof of concept… we hope
Cisco has coughed to its Data Centre Network Manager (DCNM) software having a rather unpleasant vulnerability – but there’s a patch for it.…

Good news, bad news, weird news – it’s the week in networking

Air traffic messages over the Internet? All this and more
Ciena gets to lead this week’s networking roundup, courtesy of financial results that saw its share price jump nearly 13 per cent.…