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It's time to decentralize the internet, again: What was distributed is now centralized by Google, Facebook, etc
Thursday, 12 August 2021 05:40

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The idea was to remove central points of failure, not introduce them


Systems Approach Anyone who studies internet technology quickly learns about the importance of distributed algorithms to its design and operation. Routing protocols are

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Remember the bloke who was told by Zen Internet to contact his MP about crap service? Yeah, it's still not fixed
Tuesday, 27 July 2021 01:10

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Fear not! Issue is at the 'highest level of escalation,' says ISP


A broadband customer from Leatherhead, Surrey, who was told to "speak to your MP" after his ISP failed to

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China sets goal of running single-stack IPv6 network by 2030, orders upgrade blitz
Monday, 26 July 2021 10:45

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All levels of industry and government told to get moving, consumers encouraged to buy new Wi-Fi routers


China's Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission and Cyberspace Administration have set out a plan for massive adoption of IPv6.

A Notice on Accelerating

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UK regulator Ofcom seeks more powers to deal with mega constellations
Wednesday, 28 July 2021 01:15

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Operator shall talk unto operator or the big stick will be wielded


UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom has kicked off a consultation process regarding licence applications for non-geostationary satellite orbit (NGSO) systems such as Starlink and OneWeb.

The consultation period lasts until

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Time for a 'great experiment' says Cisco as it lets team leaders set place of work
Friday, 30 July 2021 07:52

Less than a quarter of Cisco's 77,000-strong workforce want to spend three days or more in their office when COVID-19 restrictions lift – and so Switchzilla is embarking on a "great hybrid work experiment."

“We know that the office has changed forever, and we won’t be returning to the office or using physical space in the same way as before,” wrote Francine Katsoudas, Cisco exec veep and Chief People, Policy & Purpose Officer.

“While about half of our employees were in the office four to five days a week pre-pandemic, less than a quarter want to be in an office

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BT says it's trading in line with expectations as revenue slides and pre-tax profit shrinks
Friday, 30 July 2021 00:03

BT's revenues slipped during the three months to the end of June – when French-owned Altice took a 12.1 per cent stake in the business and the telco went some way to resolving an industrial dispute .

Overall – across its consumer, enterprise, global, and infrastructure businesses – the former state-run monopoly reported revenues of £5.071bn , down 3 per cent year-on-year and trading as expected, BT said.

Consumer was one of the divisions to grow, up 1 per cent to £2.382bn. BT said this was primarily due to BT Sport subscriptions and higher direct handset sales. "Year-on-year fixed and

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