We’re great, boasts Huawei in founder’s Little Red Book – but isn’t that a video game screenshot?

As resilient as a bullet-riddled piece of, er, video game artwork
An intensely dreary Little Red Book of media quotes from Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei uses photos to boast of the company’s grit and resilience to damage – illustrating the concept with w…

Vodafone hurls sueball at Ofcom over plans to relax BT leases

Claims loosening BT’s price cap will cost businesses £230m
Vodafone has lobbed a sueball at UK comms regulator Ofcom for relaxing regulation of BT’s wholesale fibre leases – a move it claims could cost British businesses £230m.…

Hong Kong ISPs beg Chinese govt not to impose Great Firewall on them

‘Network censorship will only accelerate the loss of HK to competing cities’
The Hong Kong ISP Association (HKISPA) reckons any moves by China to shut off the semi-autonomous territory’s uncensored internet connection, African dictator-style, “would im…

UK.gov: Huge mobile masts coming to a grassy hill near you soon

Bad news for Nimbys and 5G health cranks, good news for 4G
The British government has raised the spectre of giant mobile masts looming large over the English countryside in its 5G consultation review paper as a furhter loosening of planning regulations…

American ISPs fined $75,000 for fuzzing airport’s weather radar by stealing spectrum

FCC also moves, albeit glacially, on robocalls
Three ISPs will be fined $25,000 apiece by America’s broadband watchdog, the FCC, for interfering with weather signals in Puerto Rico.…

Wait a minute, we’re supposed to haggle! ISPs secretly want folk to barter for broadband

11?!! This cost me 12! Do you want to ruin me?!
Just like the market stall owner in the The Life of Brian, it turns out internet service providers want customers to haggle with them to cut better deals.…

Gartner awakens from trance, tells huddled villagers: 5G revenue will almost double to $4.2bn next year!

It has been foretold!
IT prophesier Gartner has performed its ritual reading of market omens to foretell next year’s global 5G network infrastructure revenue. The hype wizards reckon that in 2020 the market will hit $4.2bn, an 89 per cent increase from…

How four rotten packets broke CenturyLink’s network for 37 hours, knackering 911 calls, VoIP, broadband

FCC delivers postmortem after blunder cripples US fiber links
A handful of bad network packets triggered a massive chain reaction that crippled the entire network of US telco CenturyLink for roughly a day and a half.…

RIP Danny Cohen: The computer scientist who gave world endianness meets his end aged 81

He also developed one of the first ever flight simulators
The computer scientist who created the first visual flight simulator, gave us the compsci concept of endianness and whose pioneering work blazed a trail for modern VOIP services has died at the …