US telcos’ best pal – yes, the FCC – urged to dump its dodgy stats, crowd-source internet speeds direct from subscribers

Meanwhile: Commissioner celebrates forcing ISP to remove abusive content ban
A bipartisan group of US senators are trying to force the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to face up to the reality that its statistics for broadband speeds across Ame…

Germany tells America to verpissen off over Huawei 5G cyber-Sicherheitsbedenken

Europeans can’t find any evidence of Chinese spying
German is expected to snub US pressure to cut Huawei out of its next-generation 5G networks, rejecting claims that the Chinese manufacturer is a security risk.…

Roses are red, so is ketchup, ‘naked’ Huawei tells its critics to belt up

Comms giant bared all to Brit security services, says chief
Eric Xu, one of three rotating chairmen at Huawei, has said the company is “naked” before the British security services with whom it shares its most intimate secrets: its source code.…

Sigfox cracks open IoT radio protocol specs for world+dog (+badgers?)

Low-power ultra-narrowband network for your street, ma’am?
Who at one time hasn’t wanted to install a low-power ultra-narrowband radio network in embedded objects all over the neighbourhood? Perhaps you wanted to keep an eye on the local badgers? Well,…

Go big (without our bandwidth) or go home, Verizon: Texas mulls outlawing 911 throttling after Cali wildfire fiasco

Public safety versus profit
A law proposed in Texas would make it illegal for mobile networks in the US state to throttle internet connectivity during an emergency.…

Cisco sues lawyers on its own side – for bigger slice of capacitor price-fixing settlement pie

Class action lawsuit over component sparks legal fight
Cisco is fighting its own side’s lawyers to get a bigger slice of an electronic component price-fixing payout pie in the latest unedifying class-action lawsuit.…

Ivan to be left alone: Russia preps to turn its internet into an intranet

NATO ‘aggression’, state control of browsing, it’s all the same
Russia is reportedly preparing to turn its internet into a nationwide intranet as preparation for hacking attacks from the West.…

Uncle Sam to its friends around the world: You can buy technology the easy way, or the Huawei

US govt State Dept boss Mike Pompeo: We’ll shut you out if you’re using kit from Chinese maker
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says his department may punish countries that purchase hardware from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.…