France: Let’s make the internet safer. America, Russia, China: Let’s go with ‘no’ on that

Blighty, Germany, Australia also missing from ‘Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace’
America has aligned with China and Russia to scupper a France-led initiative to improve the internet’s security. However, French president Emmanuel Macron h…

Big Q. Tch, what could have persuaded Intel to bring forward 5G chip production six months?

Clue’s in the headline. And more importantly: Will anyone but Cupertino care?
It looks as though Apple’s iThings may get 5G connectivity in 2020 – after Intel promised production of its 5G modem will start in the second half of 2019, and ship in the fi…

OK Google, why were connections to your cloud hijacked and routed through China, Russia today?

BGP attack committed ‘grand theft internet’
Breaking People’s connections in the US and elsewhere to Google – including its cloud, YouTube and other websites – were suddenly rerouted through Russia and into China in textbook a Border Gateway Protocol (…

FCC Commissioner slams San Jose mayor for not approving 5G cells… then slams him for approving them

I’m best, you’re worst, cries telecoms watchdog man
If you ever had any doubt that the triumvirate of FCC Commissioners – the Pai Men – who decide America’s federal telecoms policy are always right, it was confirmed Friday.…

Bloodbath as Broadcom slashes through CA Technologies personnel

I liked it so much, I bought the company – and fired 40 per cent, 2,000, of its US staff
Broadcom has confirmed to The Register that staff have been axed in its just-acquired CA Technologies business, though declined to reveal numbers.…

Master of Arris: Network giant CommScope downloads broadband modem biz for $7.4bn

Brace for cost, job cutting in the aftermath
Network infrastructure giant CommScope has decided to buy some growth, shelling out US$7.4bn (£5.67bn) for broadband and video gear slinger Arris International.…

In news that will shock absolutely no one, America’s cellphone networks throttle vids, strangle rival Skype

Net neutrality probe finds it’s not the end of the world, though
Analysis US cellphone networks are all throttling video to some extent, providing lower-quality stream to their customers, and some are purposefully undermining Skype as an alternative to…

Abu Dhabi drops sack of cash into UK broadband challenger Hyperoptic

How much? They won’t say – but they now have a board seat
The Abu Dhabi government has taken a minority stake in alternative Brit broadband bods Hyperoptic through its state-run investment firm.…

Abu Dhabi drops sack of cash into UK broadband challenger Hyperoptic

How much? They won’t say – but they now have a board seat
The Abu Dhabi government has taken a minority stake in alternative Brit broadband bods Hyperoptic through its state-run investment firm.…