British fixed broadband is cheap … and, er, fairly nasty – global survey

Though you get what you pay for, mostly
Brit consumers get a broadband bargain, but pay for it with poorer performance than other European countries.…

Oracle ‘net-watcher agrees, China Telecom is a repeat offender for misdirecting traffic

Network admins really need to mind their MANRS
Oracle has backed claims that China Telecom Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) announcements regularly take internet traffic on an unwanted tour of the Middle Kingdom.…

Cisco swings the axe on permanent staff – hundreds laid off worldwide this week

Switchzilla’s Customer Experience division experiences brunt of HR’s ‘limited restructuring’
Exclusive Cisco has confirmed to The Register it launched a round of layoffs on Monday, effectively slashing its Customer Experience (CX) team, after insiders …

Cisco swings the axe on permanent staff – major layoffs kick off worldwide this month

Hundreds gone from Switchzilla’s Customer Experience division
Exclusive Cisco has confirmed to The Register that it has launched a round of layoffs, slashing its Customer EXperience team, after some affected staff got in touch with us.…

Uncle Sam, D-Link told to battle in court over claims of shoddy device security: Judge snubs summary judgment bids

No spittin’, no cussin’, either, Cali judge rules
America’s trade watchdog’s case against network device maker D-Link will go ahead next January – after a district judge rebuked the two sides for wasting money drawing up and filing demands for summary …

Nokia’s open SDN, SoC-it-to-me open ‘Chiplets’, Verisign exits the DDoS protection biz, and more

Quantum boffinry, SS7 acquisition, Arista results
Roundup Nokia this week announced an SDN-based open optical transport management suite of products for optical transport management, WaveSuite.…

Cisco firewalls under attack – and there’s no patch: Too many SIPs and they drown in data

Denial-of-service flaw exploited by miscreants in the wild, networking kit giant warns
Cisco says miscreants are actively exploiting a SIP vulnerability in its networking gear that it disclosed on Wednesday.…

The great and powerful Oz (broadband network): Revs rise, but nbn™’s exec bonuses don’t

And competition regulator sees 5G clouds on the horizon
The company building Australia’s National Broadband Network turned in what was mostly a dull but worthy set of financials, and it’s put something of a squeeze on its executive bonuses.…