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The below wireless news is from a number of sources including: Hack a Day and The Register.

 
Pakistan's Punjab province tells citizens to get jabbed or have their SIM card blocked
Saturday, 12 June 2021 04:29

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Well, that's one way to do it


The government of Pakistan's Punjab region has a new weapon up its sleeve in the fight against vaccine hesitancy: blocking the mobile service of anyone who refuses to get jabbed.

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Shuttered call centre sours Capita's £58m contract extension with Tesco Mobile
Saturday, 12 June 2021 00:33

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Communication Workers Union believes 'scores of employees' will be placed 'at risk' under proposals


Tesco Mobile has extended its customer management contract with Capita for another three years as part of ongoing plans to streamline the grocer-cum-telco's customer service operation.

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BT promises firmware update for Mini Whole Home Wi-Fi discs to prevent obsessive Big Tech DNS lookups
Friday, 11 June 2021 20:02

Users of BT’s Mini Whole Home Wi-Fi range-extender discs have noticed their devices are making hundreds of thousands of daily DNS lookups for big tech companies’ websites – causing problems for some wanting to access Gmail and Microsoft services.

The huge volume of requests generated by the BT-branded discs has caused problems for some Reg readers after their DNS-lookup-spewing IP addresses were flagged by their DNS providers as hives of malicious activity.

Irritated individuals have told us each of their discs generates one DNS lookup for google.com every second – meaning one disc generates 86,400 lookups a day. For those

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Network managers think you're coming back to the office. Why else did they go on a Wi-Fi 6 buying spree?
Friday, 11 June 2021 01:13

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Q1 WLAN sales rose by 16.7 per cent year-on-year


A surge in wireless LAN sales in the opening three months of 2021 signals businesses are preparing to have you return to

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BT 'welcomes' whopping £2bn investment by French telco Altice
Thursday, 10 June 2021 23:06

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Buy-in comes after (nearly) 24 years of living next door to Altice


Altice – the French telecoms outfit that operates fibre and mobile networks serving more than 40 million punters in the US, France, Portugal and Israel – has bought a £2

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