Mobile ops and Wi-Fi set to scrap for spectrum in the glorious 5G future

To the death? Not necessarily, but the gloves are off
As the world’s boffins prepare to carve up the airwaves again next year, the mobile industry has stepped up the lobbying war over spectrum, fearing a crushing 5G disappointment.…

British fixed broadband is cheap … and, er, fairly nasty – global survey

Though you get what you pay for, mostly
Brit consumers get a broadband bargain, but pay for it with poorer performance than other European countries.…

Oracle ‘net-watcher agrees, China Telecom is a repeat offender for misdirecting traffic

Network admins really need to mind their MANRS
Oracle has backed claims that China Telecom Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) announcements regularly take internet traffic on an unwanted tour of the Middle Kingdom.…

Cisco swings the axe on permanent staff – hundreds laid off worldwide this week

Switchzilla’s Customer Experience division experiences brunt of HR’s ‘limited restructuring’
Exclusive Cisco has confirmed to The Register it launched a round of layoffs on Monday, effectively slashing its Customer Experience (CX) team, after insiders …

Cisco swings the axe on permanent staff – major layoffs kick off worldwide this month

Hundreds gone from Switchzilla’s Customer Experience division
Exclusive Cisco has confirmed to The Register that it has launched a round of layoffs, slashing its Customer EXperience team, after some affected staff got in touch with us.…

Uncle Sam, D-Link told to battle in court over claims of shoddy device security: Judge snubs summary judgment bids

No spittin’, no cussin’, either, Cali judge rules
America’s trade watchdog’s case against network device maker D-Link will go ahead next January – after a district judge rebuked the two sides for wasting money drawing up and filing demands for summary …