Profits dip at BT while troubled biz steams ahead with restructuring

All divisions flat or down as firm tries to up its fibre plans
Higher spectrum fees and content costs were blamed by BT for a wobbly bottom line at the half-way stage of its financial year.…

America’s 5G auctions are going to make someone a fortune – but whom, and who pays?

Lawmakers, ISPs and cable companies all vying to get a piece of the action
Analysis It’s amazing how a couple of billion dollars focuses the mind.…

Mobile operators to be stung for 10% of annual turnover if coverage falls short, digital sec warns

Meanwhile, Nicky Morgan hints at imminent decision on Huawei in UK’s 5G infrastructure
UK mobile operators will be fined up to 10 per cent of their annual turnover if they fail to meet the coverage obligations of the £1bn Shared Rural Network plans, di…

Are you coming to the party dressed as an IMP? ARPANET @ 50

The first two letters sent that day were ‘L’ and ‘O’ – what should the third have been?
It is 50 years today since the first message was sent on the ARPANET, a precursor of the internet as we know it today.…

Amazon is saying nothing about the DDoS attack that took down AWS, but others are

Looks like some security staff were asleep at the switch
Amazon has still not provided any useful information or insights into the DDoS attack that took down swathes of websites last week, so let’s turn to others that were watching.…

You’re ARIN a laugh: Critical internet org accused of undercutting security over legal fears

America’s regional internet registry slammed by critics, snubbed by ISPs
Analysis A key internet infrastructure organization is undercutting efforts to make the internet more secure by insisting ISPs accept a legal agreement before using a security fra…

Median speeds for UK 5G four times faster than 4G, but still way behind US and South Korea

In other words, you’re waiting 26 seconds for that movie to download
A first and limited look into the UK rollout of 5G has revealed punters enjoying median speeds up to four times faster than standard 4G, with EE coming out on top and Vodafone managin…

Mobile operators say they’ll go halfsies with UK.gov on £1bn network to bring 4G to rural folk

Coverage in the back of beyond
The UK’s mobile operators have pledged to stump up half the cash for a £1bn “Shared Rural Network” (SRN) to tackle 4G notspots.…

You’re flowing it wrong: Bad network route between Microsoft, Apple blamed for Azure, O365 MFA outage

Postmortem report emerges for last week’s partial downtime
Microsoft says last week’s multi-factor authentication (MFA) partial outage, which hit its cloud-based services, was due to a dodgy network route between its servers and Apple’s backend.…