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

Cisco slips on a Tolkien ring: One chip design to rule them all, one design to find them. One design to bring them all...
Thursday, 12 December 2019 09:02

Cisco has launched a single chip architecture that it claims will work well in network routing and switching gear, and manage data better than existing processors in both categories.

At an event in San Francisco it called “Internet for the Future,” Cisco’s CEO Chuck Robbins said the new design – which the US tech giant is calling Silicon One – has taken five years and just shy of one billion dollars to develop but that it represents a big leap forward in internet technology.

The equipment that makes up the backbone of the internet uses a substantial range of custom

Huawei 5G kit in Faroe Islands: Chinese ambassador 'linked Huawei contract to ... trade deal' – report
Thursday, 12 December 2019 02:30

Updated China's ambassador to Denmark has reportedly threatened to kill off a proposed free trade deal unless the semiautonomous Faroe Islands sign a deal with Huawei for 5G mobile network equipment.

The explosive revelations were made by Berlingske, a Danish daily newspaper based in Copenhagen.

The allegations are based on an audio clip reportedly recorded by Faroese TV station Kringvarp Føroya.

The article in the Danish paper states: "Berlingske has learnt that Ambassador Feng Tie made it clear in two meetings on 11 November - first with the Faroese foreign minister, Jenis av Rana, and later the same day with

ICANN demands transparency from others over .org deal. As for itself… well, not so much
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 18:01

Three weeks after the Internet Society announced the controversial sale of the .org internet registry to an unknown private equity firm, the organization that has to sign off on the deal has finally spoken publicly.

In a letter [PDF] titled “Transparency” from the general counsel of domain name system overseer ICANN to the CEOs of the Internet Society (ISOC) and .org registry operator PIR, the organization takes issue with how the proposed sale has been handled and notes that it is “uncomfortable” at the lack of transparency.

The letter, dated Monday and posted today with an accompanying blog post ,

It’s been two years since net neutrality was killed in the US. Let’s celebrate by having another fight over it
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 12:00

Comment Making it clear that the issue of net neutrality has become an entrenched partisan battle, Democratic Senators used the two-year anniversary of its death on Tuesday to push for a vote that would reverse the decision.

The vote was denied by the Republican majority, making it the third time that Congress has used the issue as a weapon by calling a vote they know they will lose in an effort to score political points.

Although it has yet to reach the ridiculous depth of Republicans in the House of Representatives who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act aka

EU gets a bit STRESSED out about 5G: With great economic benefits come great security risks
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 21:54

The Council of the European Union has warned member states that the introduction of 5G networks poses increased security risks while also bringing economic and infrastructure benefits.

There's no specific mention of Huawei or any other Chinese company in the carefully worded missive (PDF), but it does make several recommendations that clearly refer to them.

The outcome of proceedings reminds members that there is legislation in place to provide a legal framework to deal with security risks.

The statement's bullet points either "WELCOME", "EMPHASISE", "REAFFIRM" or "STRESS" different topics.

It "EMPHASISES" that the technology changes of 5G will increase the

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