Brexit-ready BT sits back, watches profit rise in CEO’s swansong quarter

That’s what happens when you axe the jobs of your nearest and dearest…
BT’s exiting chief exec Gavin Patterson is bowing out on a relative high as profits leapt by more than a quarter for the first nine months of this fiscal year, boosted by the cost…

Qualcomm has perfect 20-20 vision: Chip sales down 20%, shipments down 20%, licensing down 20%…

This is fine, everything’s fine, CEO assures analysts on call. Look, we made $1bn in profit!
Despite revealing licensing and chip sales fell by 20 per cent in its latest quarter, shares in Qualcomm managed to hold steady in after-hours trading on Wedne…

US watchdog legal fight against Qualcomm and pushy chip deals closes with argument over how awful lawyers are

FTC calls for end of smartphone modem ‘monopoly’, Qualy quietly confident of victory
It’s been a couple of weeks of contradictory arguments in the FTC’s case against chip designer Qualcomm so perhaps it was appropriate that the whole thing ended with a…

Iceland starts planning for new undersea internet cable to Europe

Route to Ireland via UK will be surveyed, says local ministry
Iceland has made public its plans to build a fourth undersea internet cable to Europe. While one Icelandic news outlet reported that this was because of “security reasons”, the truth appears…

While US fires criminal charges at Huawei, UK tells legislators not to worry, everything’s fine

We have ‘unparalleled arrangements’ don’t you know
While the US was preparing criminal charges against Huawei and its exec, British government spokespeople were telling Parliament they are quite happy with the UK’s “unparalleled arrangements” for findi…

Plusnet vows to shove a sword in members area ‘White Screen Of Death’

Affected customers will be able to view their bills. Rejoice!
Plusnet customers suffering from the “White Screen of Death” need fret no more as the Brit broadband pusher has told The Register that its member orifice will be fine and dandy by the end of…

Fine, we’ll do it the Huawei, says Uncle Sam: CFO charged with fraud, faces extradition to US over Iran trade claims

Chinese telco box maker also accused of stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile USA
Huawei and its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou were charged with fraud on Monday by US prosecutors over their alleged sanction-busting dealings with an Iranian subsid…

Openreach to heap faster broadband on UK’s media-heavy hubs

Good news if you’re in London or Salford (or Glasgow or Manchester)
BT Openreach has declared it is installing yet more full-fibre broadband connections around the country. In an ingenious move, the infraco is putting these into the most media-heavy sp…

Arrcus looks to 400G future, Tonga stuck on satellite connection, and Linux Foundation’s new edge computing effort

Plus more of the week’s networking nuggets
Roundup Relative newcomer Arrcus wants to help networking upstarts follow the industry’s juggernauts into the 400Gbps Ethernet world with the latest update to its year-old ArcOS network operating system.…