You won’t guess where European mobile data was rerouted for two hours? Oh. You can. Yes, it was China Telecom

BGP leaks are common but don’t usually take hours to fix…
Analysis Yet another large interweb routing blunder has prompted internet engineers to stress the need for additional security at the network’s foundational layer, and again raised eyebrows at…

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Sponsored From offices and hospitals to factories, hotels and universities, all say more wireless devices than ever are joining their networks.…

When it comes to DNS over HTTPS, it’s privacy in excess, frets UK child exploitation watchdog

Encrypting web queries makes it more difficult to block underage sexual abuse images
Analysis Since last year, organizations like Cloudflare, Google and Mozilla have been working to encrypt DNS queries by implementing a protocol called DNS over HTTPS, …

Arista whips out first crop of edgy switches, Wi-Fi 6 gear

Cisco-botherer grows its Spline
Switch-making Cisco nemesis Arista Networks has unveiled its first campus leaf switches and first Wi-Fi 6 access points, aimed at offices at the edge of the network.…

Finnish and Russian comms giants shake hands on submarine cable across Arctic Sea

Cinia, MegaFon expect to start work in the fourth quarter
Finnish network operator Cinia and Russian mobile giant MegaFon are planning to lay a telecommunications cable across the Arctic Sea.…

Could you just pop into the network room and check- hello? The Away Team. They’re… gone

Number One, send in another Away Team
On Call Friday is upon us once again, and as the week disappears into the rear-view mirror we have another tale from those princes and princesses of the pager in our regular On Call column.…

March 2020: When you lucky, lucky Brits will have a legal right to a minimum of… 10Mbps

And only if it doesn’t cost too much
Brit comms regulator Ofcom has revealed that the universal broadband service – previously known as the universal service obligation – will come into effect in March 2020.…

What first attracted Ofcom boss Sharon White to the near-£1m salary offered by John Lewis Partnership?

Because we haven’t a clue
The chief exec at Ofcom is swapping life battling telcos – or doing their bidding, depending on your perspective – for an altogether more lucrative role as the chairman of John Lewis Partnership.…

Russia signs Huawei deal as Chinese premier decries ‘protectionism’, ‘unilateral approaches’

While Arm founder slams US tantrum tactics from the big orange baby
Huawei has signed a contract to develop Russian 5G networks for mobile provider MTS over the next two years.…