Friday, 28 September 2018

AWS elbows Google Cloud aside in fight for SAP HANA customers

My box is bigger than your box

AWS has wheeled out a fresh version of EC2 with high amounts of memory available – up to 12TB today, the firm says, with promises of 24TB by next year.…



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Perfect timing for a two-bank TITSUP: Totally Inexcusable They've Stuffed Up Payday

This time HSBC joins TSB

It's Friday, it's payday, and UK online banking has once again come under fire: though if you bank with TSB or HSBC customers you'll already know this.…



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Attempt to clean up tech area has shocking effect on kit

Engineer ecstatic that late night solved his team's circuit board head-scratcher

On Call  Hello, Friday, El Reg’s old friend. We’ve come to talk with you again… because the vision that has softly crept in must be the latest instalment of On-Call.…


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Top Euro court gives Infineon the benefit of the doubt, wags finger at Philips over pricing

Chip cost fixing scandal is still dragging through the chambers

It is possible that Infineon was not as deeply involved in a price-fixing cartel as previously assumed, the European Court of Justice has ruled.…


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Australia, US and Japan want Huawei local submarine cable project

'Competition' and 'alternatives' offered to change Papua New Guinea government's mind

Australia is once again trying to get Huawei removed from a submarine cable contract in the Asia-Pacific.…


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Thursday, 27 September 2018

The seven deadly sins of multi-cloud: Tune in to our live webcast

Learn the dos, don'ts and dangers - plus Q&A session for Reg readers

Broadcast  On October 11 at 11am we'll be broadcasting a live discussion on the challenges of multi-cloud. If you aren’t one of the organisations lucky enough to be shifting all of your IT onto a single cloud provider, you might just find this useful.…



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US JEDI military cloud network is so high-tech, bidders will have to submit their proposals by hand, on DVD

2020s cloud contract demands 1990s delivery method

The Pentagon's JEDI system, a cutting-edge cloud platform designed to take the US Department of Defense well into the next decade of technology, will require companies to utilize a delivery system straight out of the era of dial-up modems and pagers.…



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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Sick of bandwidth gouging? Cloudflare, Google, Microsoft and IBM have some news

Bandwidth Alliance members decide to throw us a bone

The Cloudflare content delivery network (CDN) has teamed up with Google, Microsoft, IBM Cloud and others to form the Bandwidth Alliance, a group of companies committed to trimming fees for data passing through the CDN.…


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Eat my shorts, comms watchdog tells every city mayor in the US: Big 5G windfall for telco giants approved by Pai's FCC

The Simpsons meets next-gen mobile broadband policies

If you were to pick a moment in which America's telecoms regulator disappeared down the rabbit hole at its monthly meeting, it would probably be when the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Ajit Pai provided a full "up is down" statement.…


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Microsoft wants to cart your data away in a box and punt it onto Azure

1PB of Fedex-able rack-on-rollers

Microsoft has released the Azure Data Box, another hardware appliance for booting business data into the cloud.…



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Amazon Alexa outage: Voice-activated devices are down in UK and beyond

That sound ... yes, that lack of sound ... it's here

Amazon Alexa devices stopped working in the UK and reportedly in parts of continental Europe this morning, with some users still complaining of intermittent outages at the time of writing.…



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Salesforce dogged by protests, leaked emails, and guerrilla blimps on first day of Dreamforce

Oh, and the last shreds of Metallica's credibility disappearing on stage

It’s that time of year again: CRM loyalists flood San Francisco for the annual Dreamforce conference hosted by Salesforce – but day one hasn’t exactly gone to plan.…



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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Internet be nimble, internet be QUIC, Cloudflare shows off new networking shtick

So is it goodbye, TCP?

CloudFlare has puts its weight behind a new internet protocol that should make mobile browsing faster and more secure.…


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Turns out download speed isn't everything when streaming video on your smartphone

Someone should tell mobile industry. Oh, here we go

The Czech Republic and Hungary top the world for mobile video performance – even though they don't have the fastest networks.…


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Mac users get to join the OneDrive Files On-Demand festivities

Because there ain't no party like a cloud storage party

A year after Microsoft reintroduced placeholders for Windows users of OneDrive in the form of "Files On-Demand", Mac users of the cloudy file service are getting the same love.…



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Ooof! Cisco Webex has been down for seven hours - and counting

No need to hide that you're working from bed this morning

Cisco Webex is currently suffering a seven-hour outage and counting, with biz bods alternately raging at the failure but secretly being glad they don’t have to suffer the indignities of teleconferencing.…



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Cisco baked hard-coded secret root backdoor in surveillance manager

Who watches the watchers? Anybody who has the login

If you run Cisco's video surveillance kit, hop over to Switchzilla's support site and download the latest version of its management software.…


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Microsoft has a digital coworker it wants in your business: Cortana

Windows maker talks up AI and cloud stuff for Ignite show, while knifing passwords

Ignite  At its Ignite conference in the US on Monday, Microsoft pitched Cortana as a corporate worker, as the software and cloud biz pushes companies to interact with technology via voice.…



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Amid Trump-China tariff tiff, Cisco kit prices to resellers soar up to 25%

The price rises Chuck Robbins warned us about are coming

In September, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins warned that America's trade war with China would drive up price tags on technology. Now, The Register has learned those fears have seemingly manifested: Switchzilla has unexpectedly increased its prices.…


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Monday, 24 September 2018

UK.gov won't Airwave bye for another 3 years, plans to phase in ESN services

Hello Moto: Cops, ambulance, fire to get data services next year, voice to follow

The Home Office has overhauled its plans to replace the UK's emergency services radio infrastructure with a 4G network, extending the lifespan of the existing network by three years and offering users early access to some services.…


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Juniper's Contrail gets edgy, Cloudflare joins BGP club, and an $Important announcement

Listen up, it's the weekly network roundup

Juniper Networks this week pulled the covers off the latest in its Contrail range, a carrier edge product called Contrail Edge Cloud.…


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Saturday, 22 September 2018

US cities react in fury to FCC's $2bn break for 5G telcos: We'll be picking up the tab, say officials

Federal price cap will undercut existing agreements, says just about every big city in America

A plan to impose a federal price cap and one-size-fits-all model for the rollout of next-generation mobile networks has been met with fury by US cities.…


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Friday, 21 September 2018

HPE UK shunts cloud biz into London hipster shack amid rebrand

Slices, dices and merges people, ops into Shoreditch enclave

Hewlett Packard Enterprise UK is grouping its disparate cloud businesses, scrapping the brands of services outfits it has bought and moving the whole thing to a hipster village in East London.…



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Adobe forks out $4.75bn for Marketo in massive marketing mashup move

Deal puts pressure on competitors

Adobe has forked out $4.75bn for cloudy software-as-a-service biz Marketo, in one of the largest marketing tech buys to date.…



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Thursday, 20 September 2018

In a race to 5G, Trump has stuck a ball-and-chain on America's leg

China tit-for-tat tariff tiff a terrible thing, warns FCC Commissioner

Comment  President Donald Trump's trade war with China may come with a serious cost to America's next-generation cellular networks, a federal regulator has warned.…


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Big Cable tells US government 'Now's not the time to talk about internet speeds, just give us the money'

Consumer groups beg to differ

Big cable companies have told the federal government that "now's not the time" to talk about US internet speeds; despite a new program that will pay them billions of dollars to expand broadband access across the country, and a new proposal that put even more money in their pockets.…


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Big Cable tells US government 'Now's not the time to talk about internet speeds, just give us the money'

Consumer groups beg to differ

Big cable companies have told the federal government that "now's not the time" to talk about US internet speeds; despite a new program that will pay them billions of dollars to expand broadband access across the country, and a new proposal that put even more money in their pockets.…


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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

FCC's latest 5G plan little more than corporate cash giveaway, warns expert

One-size-fits-all pricing will expand, not narrow, digital divide

The latest effort by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand 5G networks across the United States is little more than a cash giveaway to large telcos and will grow, rather than close, the digital divide.…


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Microsoft Azure gains Availability Zones and Immutable Blobs

It's WORM storage all round as Immutability goes to General Availability

Microsoft has announced two more Azure availability zones and hit the red button on Immutable Storage in what must have been a breathless few days for its Azure team.…



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Vodafone sues Ofcom to reclaim 'overpaid' mobe spectrum fees

EE set it up, now Voda's shooting for goal

Vodafone has taken UK comms watchdog Ofcom to the High Court in England to reclaim overpaid spectrum access charges imposed by the telecoms regulator in 2015.…


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DNSSEC in a click: Cloudflare tries to crack uptake inertia

Meanwhile global key rollover is confirmed for October 11

Cloudflare is offering DNSSEC in a single click.…


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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Nutanix shares briefly wobble over Google appliance fears

What if someone else owns someone else's computer?

Despite Google's claims that it isn't building a private cloud product, its partner Nutanix's shares took a 10 per cent dive when word got out.…



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Cloudflare invites folk to dabble in the 'distributed web' with InterPlanetary File System gateway

Five billion pages on open-source project, just like the original World Wide Web

Cloudflare has decided the four-year-old InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) project looks strong enough to warrant a little love, and has launched a gateway to allow the IPFS-curious to try out the "distributed web" protocol.…


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Microsoft: Like the Borg, we want to absorb all the world's biz computers

Farewell, Patch Tuesday – and perhaps, farewell IT admins sucked into the big backend

Microsoft hopes to assimilate traditional IT admin roles into its cloud with the launch of its Microsoft Managed Desktop (MMD) service.…



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No wonder Oracle exec Kurian legged it – sky darkens as cloudy tech does not make it rain

Sales growth stalls, forecasts missed, stock price falls

Oracle's stock price took a hit on Monday after the enterprise giant saw revenue growth come to a virtual crawl, crucial cloud segments stagnated, and overall performance fell short of forecasts.…



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Monday, 17 September 2018

Microsoft pulls plug on IPv6-only Wi-Fi network over borked VPN fears

Plus: Sysadmin sets up public shamiing site for IPv4 laggards

Microsoft has scrapped plans to go IPv6-only on one of its internal networks over fears its campus visitors would be unable to use their virtual private networks (VPNs).…


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Microsoft reveals train of mistakes that killed Azure in the South Central US 'incident'

Thunderbolt and lightning, Azure outage frightening

Microsoft has published the preliminary findings for what it calls “the South Central US incident”, but what many will call “the day the Azure cloud fell from the sky” and it doesn’t make for happy reading.…



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Salesforce supremo Benioff buys Time magazine for $190m

Are we seeing the rise of a new era of media moguls?

Salesforce supremo Marc Benioff and his wife are buying the US magazine Time for $190m, according to reports.…



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Sysadmin misses out on paycheck after student test runs amok

College should've stuck to departmental nomenclature

Who, Me?  Welcome once more to the world of Who, Me? – El Reg's weekly trip down memory lane with our dear readers.…


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Friday, 14 September 2018

The internet – not as great as we all thought it was going to be, eh?

Number of netizens in favor of the web plunges, according to latest US study

Society is slowing souring on the internet, according to the latest research by Pew.…


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The internet; not as great as the US thought it was going to be

But being poor is worse

Society is slowing souring on the internet, according to the latest research by Pew.…


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On the edge of its seats: Cloud rains down even more cash on Adobe

You'll eat our subs model... and our bottom line will expand. See how this works?

Adobe, the maker of reassuringly expensive software for creative types that have limited tech alternatives, has again wrapped up another quarter of double-digit jumps in both the top and bottom lines.…



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Thursday, 13 September 2018

US government confirms FCC's broadband data is garbage

GAO report on tribal land may open up rigged system

A report by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has confirmed what others have reported for years: that official data on internet access across the country greatly over estimates availability and competition.…


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Profits diving? All part of the plan, says Juniper Networks beancounter

Just wait till 400Gbps Ethernet boxen start shifting...

Juniper Networks' chief beancounter has told world+dog that he has a cunning "strategic" plan that explains precisely why both revenues and profits have been slipping downwards at the US networking kit firm.…


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Adobe chatting up Marketo - reports

Fancies slipping automated marketing software biz into its portfolio

Adobe, the developer of software clouds for creative types is reportedly locked in talks to buy marketing software-as-a-service slinger Marketo.…



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Like tax? Love networks? HMRC has a job just for you

Public sector money crew wants a head of networks just in time for Brexit

HM Revenue and Customs is hiring a head of networks, for those who fancy a real pre-Brexit IT challenge.…


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Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Xero needs a hero as business accounting site takes morning off

He's gotta be strong, he's gotta be fast, and he's gotta bring up the website

Online accounting outfit Xero, whose website suggests "reliable data" as a reason for using its wares, took some time out today to the distress of its customers.…



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Danube diss: Cloud spending to outstrip Slovakia's GDP this year

Have you ever been told that you're SaaSy?

What sector of tech is forecast to grow fatter than the Slovakian economy or Elon Musk’s ego in 2018? The cloud. Global spending on the fluffy white stuff is predicted by mystics at Gartner to reach $175.8bn this year.…



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Milton Keynes: Come for roundabouts, stay for near-gigabit broadband

Aberdeen and Peterborough to follow in Vodafone scheme

Lucky Milton Keynes. The UK's modernist fantasy town is finally set to reap the fruits of Vodafone's partnership with wholesaler CityFibre, announced last November.…


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Vodafone cops ads rap over Martin Freeman's vanishing spaceship

Thou shalt not use sync speeds instead of throughput speeds, decrees Brit watchdog

Vodafone was today slapped by the Advertising Standards Authority for quoting router sync speeds instead of throughput speeds in its advertising following a complaint from rival BT.…


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Non-profits push back against Big Cable's broadband blueprint for rural America

Monopoly or competition? Guess which one is winning

A group of 17 consumer and civil rights groups have launched a new coalition aimed at countering efforts by Big Cable to siphon off funds for rural broadband into their already deep pockets.…


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Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Plex plucks cloud service, sends users scurrying to exit

Syncing company dumps storage plans, infuriates customers

Streaming provider Plex has dumped its cloud storage offering, prompting users to dump its subscriber service.…



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Look at me! Phone industry contracts nasty case of 5g-itis

Our 5G is bigger and better than theirs, promise Ericsson, Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T

It may not exist yet but the mobile phone industry is determined to let everyone knows that when it does, their 5G is going to be the best.…


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Trade war could flip the switch on Cisco price hikes

Chief exec warns on US-China tariff tiff

Cisco chief exec Chuck Robbins has warned that a US-China trade war over tariffs could lead to price rises for Switchzilla’s networking kit.…


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Nvidia promises to shift graphics grunt work to the cloud, for a price

Nvidia waxes lyrical about 5G and GeForce Now leveling the playing field for gamers

It's a fact of life for gamers: If you want to be able to compete, you need the best hardware to give you an edge.…



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Monday, 10 September 2018

Guys, geez... finally 5Gs: AT&T grows super-fast mobile net city rollout

More American cities will get super-fast mobile internet

AT&T has promised real-world rollouts of 5G super-fast mobile internet in five more US cities before the end of the year, taking the total to 12, with another seven due next year.…


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So what's Microsoft's grand counter-AWS cloud strategy? Don't be evil

Lil pupper yaps at big doge

A Microsoft VP has optimistically opined that Amazon's expansion will help Microsoft nibble a little harder at the ankles of the world’s top public cloud firm.…



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Hungry, hungry network firms: Ericsson, NXP chow down, Ciena on the prowl

Also: New Huawei, ADVA, Fortinet gear, and ENISA overlooks squirrels

Freed from the attentions of Qualcomm, NXP Semiconductor has been looking around for its own acquisitions, and this week announced it had slurped OmniPHY.…


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Saturday, 8 September 2018

AI biz borks US election spending data by using underpaid Amazon Mechanical Turks

Senate disclosure forms rife with errors from 'hi-tech' outfit

Captricity, a company that touts AI software capable of reading text better than people, has been blamed for a bumper crop of data entry errors that misrepresent what many US Senate candidates are actually spending for their campaigns.…



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Friday, 7 September 2018

Y'know what? VoIP can also be free from pesky regulation – US judges

It may be a phone service but it's over 'the internet,' so yeah, f**k me, right?

The US Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has decided that a phone service over the internet is no longer a phone service but an "information service" – freeing it from regulatory oversight.…


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Palo Alto Networks' new boss hints at borging rivals as losses shrink

And they're sitting on a giant cash pile, much to chief exec Nikesh Arora's glee

Two things are happening at Palo Alto Networks: it is losing less cash, and the latest exec to reside in the head shed is rubbing his hands together at the prospect of selling more tech as a service.…


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Is someone chopping onions? Oracle cloud boss bids colleagues emotional farewell

Thomas Kurian to take 'extended leave' from Big Red

Oracle's cloud guru Thomas Kurian has reportedly taken extended leave from the firm.…



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Thursday, 6 September 2018

Cloudera and MongoDB execs: Time is running out for legacy vendors

Database upstarts' revenues grow as sales plans take shape

"Antipathy" towards legacy database vendors is at an all-time high because Internet of Things data is arriving too fast for them to handle – so say execs at two competitors that went public last year.…



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HubSpot outage KOs Red Hat Ansible site and other hapless marketers

Right in the middle of Inbound 2018 conference, no less

Sales and marketing software slinger HubSpot has suffered a large outage – amid the Inbound 2018 marketing conference and just one day after it revealed plans to shift all its cloudy plumbing onto AWS.…



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Make BGP great again, er, no, for the first time: NIST backs internet route security brainwave

It's always a good idea to know who you're talking to

A proposal for securing BGP – the protocol that lays out the traffic pathways of the internet – has a another backer: NIST, aka America's National Institute for Standards and Technology.…


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Huawei wants to print data centres for telcos to fling at governments

ShapeCloud scheme to build bit barns on demand

At Huawei's Operations Transformation Forum 2018 gabfest in Munich, Germany, this week, the Chinese giant teased "ShapeCloud" – a concept designed to help telcos build bit barns for government customers.…


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Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Ever wanted to strangle Microsoft? Now Outlook, Skype 'throttle' users amid storm cloud drama

Weird error message triggered by Azure update blunder

Folks around the planet are today unable to use Microsoft Skype and Office 365's Outlook due to a baffling "Throttled" error message.…



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Belfast's networks are hella fast, London's are in the bog

Northern Ireland capital is tops for just about everything mobile

As if you needed another reason to love Belfast, residents of the Northern Ireland capital enjoy the fastest and most reliable mobile network performance in the UK, while Londoners are stuck in the slow lane.…


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http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/05/belfast_rootmetrics_metro16_1h2018/

Cloud-slingers get 3-week extension to pitch for Pentagon's JEDI contract

Hate leads to... a single vendor

The Pentagon has pushed back the deadline for its $10bn cloud services contract by three weeks.…



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Juniper, Ericsson sign 5G product pact

Pour an aquavit, pour a gin, take a deeeep breath ...

Juniper and Ericsson are extending a long-standing love-in to cover 5G network tech.…


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Webinar series: Learn to build better apps with Microsoft's Azure cloud

Free sessions for Reg to readers explore cloud platform’s main components

Promo  Microsoft has launched a series of free on-demand webinars to help businesses make the best use of the varied resources that are looking to make Azure cloud services the platform of choice for building and deploying the next generation of modern applications.…



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Oz carrier Vocus rushes cable into service following SMW-3 break

First light for Australia-Singapore Cable

In response to another – yet another – failure on the SeaMeWe-3 submarine cable, Australian telco Vocus has lit up its ASC submarine cable ahead of schedule.…


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Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Strewth! Aussie Broadband gets its IPv4 bill, shifts to IPv6

When the bottom line gets bashed, priorities change

For years, internet engineers have predicted that the cost of an ever-smaller pool of IPv4 addresses would cause people to shift to the internet's new IPv6 protocol. Well, it finally appears to be happening.…


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Thunderstruck: Azure Back in Black(out) after High Voltage causes Flick of the Switch

Lightning storm Shook Texas facility All Night Long

Microsoft is blaming bad weather for the massive outage that knocked a number of Azure cloud and Visual Studio Teams services offline Tuesday.…



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Azure: It's getting hot in here, so shut down all your cores

US customers wake up to a sleepy public cloud service

Microsoft has warned that a "subset of customers in South Central US" may experience Azure problems today after cooling issues sent the servers scurrying for the shutdown button.…



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5G can help us spy on West Midlands with AI CCTV, giggles UK.gov

£50m connectivity tech trial announcement marred by Panopticon-style horror

The West Midlands is to become the first UK urban 5G testbed area at a cost of up to £50m – with one use for the new tech being China-style AI-powered CCTV cameras with automated facial recognition, according to the government.…


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Microsoft Germany emerging from behind Deutsche Telekom cloud

Frankfurt, Berlin regions to launch end of 2019, T-Systems 'trustee' deal to be retired

Microsoft's Frankfurt and Berlin data centres will start shipping bits from the fourth quarter of 2019.…



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Monday, 3 September 2018

Plusnet customers peeped others' deets during system upgrade

Brit broadband pusher admits hiccups in new billing engine

Plusnet has admitted that some customer accounts showed other people's names and addresses during a planned upgrade to its billing systems.…



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BT scoops Home Counties chunk of new NHS IT contract

Competition is great, especially when the new contract's run by the old contractors

BT has won a five-year contract to supply comms and IT services to various chunks of the NHS.…


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Cisco patches yet another Data Centre Network Manager vuln

Good news is that it was just a proof of concept... we hope

Cisco has coughed to its Data Centre Network Manager (DCNM) software having a rather unpleasant vulnerability – but there's a patch for it.…


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Saturday, 1 September 2018

Good news, bad news, weird news - it's the week in networking

Air traffic messages over the Internet? All this and more

Ciena gets to lead this week's networking roundup, courtesy of financial results that saw its share price jump nearly 13 per cent.…


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