Super Cali goes ballistic, net neutrality hopeless? Even Ajit Pai’s gloating is something quite atrocious

US govt’s legal challenge halts rollout of internet safeguards
The US state of California has agreed to put its controversial net neutrality law on hold pending a legal challenge against it from the federal government.…

What can I say about this 5G elixir? Try it on steaks! Cleans nylons! It’s made for the home! The office! On fruits!

Yeah, everyone’s getting fed up with next-gen wireless hype
Once in a generation, a technology comes along that changes everything: how we work, communicate, trade, live.…

Nokia layoffs possible, Broadcom waves new network silicon, Arista goes 400G and more

The week in networking
Roundup Nokia is sharpening the axe again, looking for €700m in savings after turning in net sales of €5.45bn for Q3 2018, and a net loss of €54m, in what president and CEO Rajeev Suri said was a solid result.…

Openreach hacks full-fibre broadband prices for developers… Property developers, that is

Sorry, programmers. No bowel-moving discounts for you
BT’s Openreach has said it is dropping the price of installing fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband by around three-quarters as the race to install high-speed internet connections across the UK co…

BT’s new chief exec Philip Jansen to trouser £3.9m+ from telco

Former Worldpay chief to start January next year
BT has hired former Worldpay boss Philip Jansen as its CEO, handing him an annual pay packet worth £3.9m for his first year of service – if he lasts longer, his compensation will swell further.…

Have you ever, ever felt like this? Have strange things happened? Is high-speed data going round the twist?

Oz boffins swivel light to cram up to x100 more data in fiber
One of light’s stranger characteristics – the ability to give its wave propagation a “twist” – has taken a step closer to practical application, and could be used to increase fiber-optic net…

BT, beware: Cityfibre reveals plan to shovel £2.5bn under Britain’s rural streets

Full fibre deployment shifts up a gear
Privately-owned broadband biz CityFibre declared this morning that it would spend £2.5bn on building out full-fibre connections to British homes.…

Bad news: Juniper to pass Trump’s China tariffs onto customers. Er, good news? It’ll be about 4%, says CEO

Meanwhile: Q3 sales slid downwards, profits pointing up
Juniper Networks has confirmed its margins will be squeezed in 2019 by US President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese electronics and components coming into America.…

Ericsson’s very good bad quarter, Mozilla encrypts SNI, new TIP projects, and more

Your weekly dose of networking
Coming off a long string of losses, Ericsson probably hoped to turn in some good news, but at its latest financial results, the company announced the sacking of 50 people in response to a corruption scandal.…