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We're not throttling you, says Vodafone, claiming slow vid streaming is down to the 'cards'
Friday, 01 March 2019 20:46

Vodafone has admitted that a "technical issue" is to blame for some broadband customers being unable to stream video from popular sites for months.

A lengthy thread on Voda's own customer forum that started on 4 January and is still receiving posts today, revealed that some of the ISP's frustrated users were unable to watch live footage from game-streaming site Twitch or online telly sites IPTV and Netflix.

"Once I vpn out of the vodafone throttling wall, twitch is working perfect (sic) at full video source," stated "mrmarkyuk" who started the initial thread, with others weighing in on the 18-page-long

Huawei 'to sue US' over federal kit block – report
Monday, 04 March 2019 23:48

Huawei is to sue the American government for banning federal agencies from using the Chinese giant's network equipment, according to reports stateside.

"The lawsuit is due to be filed in the Eastern District of Texas, where Huawei has its American headquarters," two sources told The New York Times . The suit is allegedly due to be filed and announced later this week.

This comes just a three days after Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou – accused by the US of violating trade sanctions against Iran and facing extradition from Canada – filed a civil claim against the Canadian government, border agency and

5G is 'ready' once you redefine 'ready'... and then redefine 'reality'
Wednesday, 06 March 2019 20:45

Analysis If the industry had one job at Mobile World Congress last week, it was to tell the world that 5G – the biggest thing since "electricity or the automobile", according to Qualcomm's CEO* – was almost upon us.

But the reality on the ground in Barcelona only emphasised how far away it remains, practically, for most of us. From network deployments to handset readiness, the word that doesn't spring to mind is "imminent". Unless your hobby is testing networking kit, it's not going to be worthy of your attention until the second half of 2020.

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Huawei, your way, whichever way. We're cool with being locked out, defiant biz insists
Wednesday, 06 March 2019 06:00

Ronald Reagan's translated Russian proverb, 'Trust, but verify', isn't good enough for Huawei, execs have said

Huawei execs insisted today that they have no problem with being shut out of certain countries' networks, even as their US CSO gently scorned a famous Ronald Reagan saying that heralded the end of the Cold War.

Speaking to the world's press after the opening of Huawei's Brussels-based Cyber Security Transparency Centre earlier today , the firm's global head of cyber security, John Suffolk - a former UK government CIO - also attempted to explain why Huawei had said the speed of its response

Vodafone: Daft Huawei comms gear ban will cripple UK – and cost punters loads
Thursday, 07 March 2019 23:58

Vodafone played down 5G expectations as it elaborated on its own 5G plans today - and warned that interference over Huawei by Government would retard the UK’s mobile network leadership.

Vodafone said the Huawei ban would require it to rip out a third of its 4G network, costing a huge amount of money, and delaying roll out by years.

The giant operator said it had minimised the risk posed by Chinese operators by buying from a range of providers, and it had not seen evidence justifying interference. Vodafone estimated that 32 per cent of its own 4G base stations are

You won't get Huawei with this, America! Chinese giant sues US government over 'unconstitutional' ban
Thursday, 07 March 2019 14:49

Huawei is suing Uncle Sam to overturn a ban on its communications hardware from US federal government computer networks.

The Chinese networking gear manufacturer claims its banishment is unconstitutional because it was unfairly singled out without a fair trial, and wants the decision reversed.

Specifically, on Wednesday this week, Huawei, as expected , went to the federal district court of Eastern Texas to request a permanent injunction against the ban, and a declaratory judgment that the proscription flouted the Constitution.

The ban was authorized by Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act [ PDF ], passed by last

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