Cisco chucks its hat into the 400Gbps ring

Low power, low latency, backwards-compatible PHY interfaces, all the buzzwords
Cisco has made its long-awaited entry into the 400G space, today announcing four switches pitched at webscale, high-end enterprise, and service provider customers.…

Spectrum-starved Wi-Fi vendors look at DSRC band, sharpen knives

FCC reckons 5.9 GHz coexistence can Pai
A mostly-unused slice of radio spectrum set aside for connected cars in 1999 could soon be shared with Wi-Fi, with the Federal Communications Commission seeking comment on the future of the 5.9 GHz band.…

It’s been a week since engineers approved a new DNS encryption standard and everyone is still yelling

DoH or DoT? Punch-up time!
Last week, amid some acrimony, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) formally adopted a new encryption standard for the internet naming systems.…

It’s been a week since engineers approved a new DNS encryption standard and everyone is still yelling

DoH or DoT? Punch-up time!
Last week, amid some acrimony, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) formally adopted a new encryption standard for the internet naming systems.…

Budget 2018: Landlords could be forced to grant access for full-fibre connections

Currently ‘no incentive’ for telcos to chase lazy ‘uns who ignore requests, admits UK.gov
Up to 40 per cent of UK landlords ignore telcos’ requests to connect properties for full-fibre broadband, the government has said, and current laws incentivise op…

Aussies: Want gigabit NBN? We’ve got good news and bad news

It’s coming, but only for enterprise customers
Australian businesses will soon get retail offers for the kind of National Broadband Network services consumers pine for: symmetrical gigabit-per-second Ethernet access, delivered over fibre.…

Oz spy boss defends ‘high risk vendor’ ban

Huawei, ZTE are threats to critical infrastructure. Super Micro servers? No problem
The head of the Australian Signals Directorate, the Down Under equivalent of America’s NSA, has said Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE would be a threat to critical infras…

Pirate radio = drug dealing and municipal broadband is anti-competitive censorship

The world according to FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly
Comment It has long been a sad truth that Washington DC lives within its own distorted universe, but even by DC standards a recent speech by federal regulator Michael O’Rielly is a wonder to beho…