Big cable trolls big mobile with ’10G’ trademark application

It stands for 10 gigabits per second connections, so at least it means something
CES 2019 America’s cable cabal has used CES to fire up interest in 10Gbps access networks, and in a snipe at the mobile 5G market, the Internet & Television Associatio…

Forget your $145m Apple patent payout, WiLAN told – it’s $10m or gamble on a new trial

Judge quashes hopes of big comm tech payday
WiLAN has been told by a US judge it can either walk away with $10m in patent-infringement damages from Apple – somewhat lower than the $145m set by a jury – or go to trial again to set the figure.…

Huawei’s 5G security scrutiny pain could be Cisco’s gain – analysts

Have enterprise networking portfolio, will travel
Cisco could reap the benefits of the Western world’s security crackdown on Huawei enterprise networking equipment, analysts from JP Morgan have said.…

Huawei or the highway: Chinese giant whacks marketing drones for tweeting from iPhone

Ooo, that pesky firewall!
Huawei has slapped two employees on the wrist for making promotional tweets using a rival Apple’s iPhone.…

Huawei CEO defiant on security claims, vows to be so good, ‘no market can keep us away’

Company ‘will never present a threat’, claims letter to staff
Increasingly in the crosshairs of government paranoia and beset by its place in the US-China trade war, Huawei’s rotating chairman Guo Ping has come out swinging in a letter to staff.…

US states join watchdog probing <i>that</i> CenturyLink data center outage that screwed the 911 system

TITSUP network card fingered for dropped calls (that’s a Total Inability To Send Usable Packets)
Wyoming is the latest US state to formally probe CenturyLink’s network outage, which disrupted 911 calls over Christmas.…

Another greybeard has left us: Packet pioneer Larry Roberts dies at 81

ARPANET handler helped lay foundations of the internet
Obit One of the internet’s founding fathers, ARPANET packet-switching pioneer Larry Roberts, has died aged 81.…

‘Year-long’ delay to UK 5G if we spike Huawei deals, say telcos

O2 presses on with Chinese supplier
Mobile network operators have reportedly said that tearing up their contracts with Huawei would set Britain’s 5G back “by nine months to a year” – so they’re ploughing on despite pressure.…

Ready for Glasto-net? Cheap, local low-power networks up for grabs in the UK

Ofcom proposes shakeup of spectrum bidding process
Some technologies lurking under the 5G umbrella promise to reshape the entire communications sector, creating new uses and businesses we can’t imagine today. Ofcom showed it was hip to a few of these t…