Mayor of London wants mobile providers to stick more network kit across Big Smoke’s rooftops

But are landlords going to care about a template agreement?
UK mobile networks could be able to shove their kit on more of the capital’s rooftops following a draft agreement put together by the Mayor of London’s office.…

Cisco helps ease blight of tourism on Orkney’s Wi-Fi hotspot network thanks to £4.3m grant

*grumble* Coming over here… hogging our internets *groan*
Cisco has begun live trials of its OpenRoaming technology on the Orkney islands off the north coast of Scotland, intended to allow people to move more easily between Wi-Fi hotspots.…

Quic! Head to the latest Chrome version and try out HTTP/3

New, faster protocol becomes a reality
The latest iteration of the ubiquitous HTTP internet protocol – version 3 – has hit the web.…

Brit ISPs pinky-promise not to overcharge loyal broadband customers

Guys, just pick up the phone and change!
Following an Ofcom review of broadband pricing, a bunch of British ISPs have promised to allow loyal customers access to better deals once their contracts end.…

US lobby group calls for open standards to fight Huawei ‘threat’

There’s an ‘undeclared war’ going on
A US lobbying group is calling for open standards as a solution to the supposed security threat posed by Huawei.…

Ofcom probes EE over 4G outage that may have stopped folk contacting emergency services

UK’s top mobile network ‘fully cooperating’ with investigation
The UK’s communications regulator has launched an investigation into mobile network EE after an outage earlier this year may have left some customers unable to access the emergency services…

Why worry about cost of banning certain Chinese comms providers? Fire Huawei, says analyst

Rip and replace only $3.5bn! Won’t slow 5G rollout either
The cost of banning Huawei from European 5G markets would be minimal, and not significantly slow the deployment of upgraded networks, according to an analyst whose opinion files in the face of s…

No happy ending for the 93,000 Kazakh domains that got nixed instead of massage parlour’s site

Block by IP, very naaice
Kazakhstan officials blocked 93,000 websites from domestic access in a ham-fisted attempt to blacklist an adult massage parlour.…

How to fix the global slowdown in broadband rollout: Redefine what broadband means

From now until 2025, let’s call it ‘meaningful universal connectivity’
Wondered why all those government initiatives to expand broadband internet provision into poor or remote areas never seem to come to fruition? It’s because we’ve been misdefining wh…