Packet switching pickle prompts potential pecuniary problems

Techie’s ‘oops’ moment goes unnoticed due to massive bills
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Biker sues Google Fiber: I broke my leg, borked my ankle in trench dug to lay ad giant’s pipe

Sum of a ditch! Bloke demands $75,000 after road prang
Installing broadband fiber is a complex and expensive activity, though it may have got a little bit more so, for Google at least, following a lawsuit in America.…

Britain’s mast-fearing Nimbys: Do you want your phone to work?

Building to nowhere
Analysis The UK’s four big mobile network operators dropped in on Whitehall yesterday to plead their case for taller masts and other policy tweaks. With the public thirsting for better data, but derailing attempts to improve it, the…

Vodafone: Daft Huawei ban will cripple UK, and cost punters loads

Big Red details 5G plans
Vodafone played down 5G expectations as it elaborated on its own 5G plans today – and warned that interference over Huawei by Government would retard the UK’s mobile network leadership.…

You won’t get Huawei with this, America! Chinese giant sues US government over ‘unconstitutional’ ban

Hardware maker asks Texas court to undo banishment of IT gear from federal networks
Huawei is suing Uncle Sam to overturn a ban on its communications hardware from US federal government computer networks.…

5G is ‘ready’ once you redefine ‘ready’… and then redefine ‘reality’

It’ll be big one day. But that day is not tomorrow
Analysis If the industry had one job at Mobile World Congress last week, it was to tell the world that 5G – the biggest thing since “electricity or the automobile”, according to Qualcomm’s CEO* – was a…

Huawei, your way, whichever way. We’re cool with being locked out, defiant biz insists

Plus: Reagan’s model doesn’t apply today, says US CSO
Huawei execs insisted today that they have no problem with being shut out of certain countries’ networks, even as their US CSO gently scorned a famous Ronald Reagan saying that heralded the end of t…

Huawei ‘to sue US’ over federal kit block – report

Last summer we asked FCC to have heart, but the very next day, it said No Huawei…
Huawei is to sue the American government for banning federal agencies from using the Chinese giant’s network equipment, according to reports stateside.…

We’re not throttling you, says Vodafone, claiming slow vid streaming is down to the ‘cards’

The line cards, that is… which ISP has fingered for selective download slowness
Vodafone has admitted that a “technical issue” is to blame for some broadband customers being unable to stream video from popular sites for months.…