Network hardware

  • November 02, 2009 02 Nov'09

    Mobiles save France Telecom blushes in 3Q09

    An increase in mobile users of almost 10% to 128.8 million helped France Telecom increase its subscriber base to 189.1 million, up 6.6% year on year September 2009.

  • October 30, 2009 30 Oct'09

    VOA preserves networks' advantage in rates draft

    The proposed business rates on optical fibre networks for the next five years preserve the present 11% tax advantage enjoyed by large network operators over smaller ones and new entrants.

  • October 29, 2009 29 Oct'09

    Virgin Media halves losses in 3Q09 as network upgrade kicks in

    Virgin Media's losses halved in 3Q09 to £60.1m from £122.7m the previous quarter, bringing net losses for the first nine months of this year to £263.4m, compared to £676.0m a year ago.

  • October 28, 2009 28 Oct'09

    Wi-fi and Wimax tax could be backdated five years

    Business rates tax on wi-fi and Wimax networks may be backdated to April 2005, potentially putting an intolerable strain on many community networks in...

  • October 27, 2009 27 Oct'09

    Government to tax Digital Britain

    The government is planning to raise millions of pounds through taxes on wireless and optical fibre networks. The move raises questions over its commitment to closing the widening "digital divide" that separates rich and poor, urban and rural Britons.

  • October 26, 2009 26 Oct'09

    802-11n WLan standard to take off after ratification

    Enterprises can now consider replacing high speed networks with wireless equivalents with the recent ratification of the 802.11n wireless standard, says wireless Lan management firm AirMagnet.

  • October 23, 2009 23 Oct'09

    BMC tackles virtual server sprawl with Tideway

    BMC has acquired UK IT management tools firm Tideway as it builds its strategy to support IT management for cloud computing.

  • October 22, 2009 22 Oct'09

    Spectrum reallocation is key to Digital Britain

    Ofcom must resolve uncertainty around the reallocation of mobile radio frequencies if the government is to realise its dream of a Digital Britain.


  • October 21, 2009 21 Oct'09

    US spies will read your Twitter conversations

    US spies will read your messages posted on Twitter as well as any blogs you contribute to following the CIA's deal with a software firm that monitors...

  • October 20, 2009 20 Oct'09

    Google to offer free Wi-Fi on Virgin America flights

    Google and the Virgin America airline have teamed up to offer free in-flight wi-fi connections on all flights between 10 November and 15 January, a Google blog post reported this morning.

  • October 19, 2009 19 Oct'09

    BT overcharged network operators £41.7m

    BT will have to refund and pay interest on £41.7m it overcharged fellow network operators for rent on 2Mbps trunk services between 24 June 2004 to 30 September...

  • October 19, 2009 19 Oct'09

    YouTube monetises a billion videos a week

    Three years after Google bought YouTube it’s now monetising one billion of the 7 billion videos viewed each week.

  • October 16, 2009 16 Oct'09

    Google to target all browsers with e-books

    Google has announced that it is to make electronic books sold through its online store available to any device with a web browser.

    Google has turned...

  • October 15, 2009 15 Oct'09

    CIOs rain on Google’s cloud

    Google received a sceptical reception from CIOs for its cloud computing services at the National Computing Centre's annual conference.


  • October 15, 2009 15 Oct'09

    Stephen Timms guarantees minimum broadband speed

    The government has promised consumers a guaranteed minimum broadband speed of at least 2MBs.

    Communications minister Stephen Timms said that the 2MBs...

  • October 14, 2009 14 Oct'09

    Should the UK spend £10bn on smart meters?

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is expected to reveal its decision this month on how to implement a £10bn plan to replace 47 million gas and electricity meters with new smart energy meters.

  • October 14, 2009 14 Oct'09

    Cisco goes mobile with $2.9bn Starent buy

    Network equipment maker Cisco today said it would pay $2.9bn to acquire Starent Networks, a supplier of IP-based networking equipment for mobile and converged carriers.

  • October 13, 2009 13 Oct'09

    Cisco adds IPv6 support for carrier networks

    Network equipment maker Cisco today announced support for a carrier-grade version of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)

  • October 12, 2009 12 Oct'09

    Nortel's former boss wants $12m pay off

    Nortel's former CEO Mike Zafirovski is trying to get millions of pounds from the insolvent networking equipment maker.

    Zafirovski, who...

  • October 12, 2009 12 Oct'09

    Google Voice under US federal spotlight

    US communication authorities are investigating allegations by telecoms group AT&T that Google has an unfair advantage because Google Voice is not covered by federal rules that govern phone service providers.

  • October 09, 2009 09 Oct'09

    Cornwall villages trial 50Mbps broadband

    Up to two million businesses and homes in remote rural areas could get high-speed broadband if trials of a 50Mbps broadband service in two Cornish towns proves its technical and commercial viability.

  • October 09, 2009 09 Oct'09

    Qualcomm joins net neutrality debate

    US mobile phone chipmaker Qualcomm has called for measures to limit heavy data users as wireless networks reach capacity.

  • October 09, 2009 09 Oct'09

    BT accelerates push to fibre to the home

    BT has revealed plans to more than double the the number of homes that will recieve high speed broadband.

    The company plans to deliver speeds of up...

  • October 08, 2009 08 Oct'09

    Carter warns over broadband budget cuts

    Former communications minister and Digital Britain champion Lord Carter has warned that planned Tory spending cuts could cripple the government's network...

  • October 08, 2009 08 Oct'09

    Carphone Warehouse on target for 4.2 million broadband subscribers

    Carphone Warehouse has shrugged off tough trading conditions to add 15,000 new broadband subscribers, putting it on target to end the year with 4.2 million,...

  • October 07, 2009 07 Oct'09

    AT&T allows VoIP calls on iPhone

    In a concession to consumers, US network operator AT&T said last night it would allow Apple iPhone users to make voice over internet (VoIP) calls such...

  • October 06, 2009 06 Oct'09

    Centrica picks IP for call centre comms

    Britsh Gas parent Centrica has outsourced its call centre communications network and converted it to Internet Protocol (IP), in a move that will save...

  • October 06, 2009 06 Oct'09

    Italy joins ITU's cybersecurity network

    The International Telecommunications Union's Impact global cybersecurity alerting system ...

  • October 06, 2009 06 Oct'09

    CSC seeks new $ deal with Zurich Financial Services

    Zurich Financial Services Group has entered exclusive negotiations with IT outsourcer CSC 10-year contract valued at $2.4bn.

  • October 06, 2009 06 Oct'09

    Microsoft launches a store for Windows Mobile apps

    Microsoft has unveiled its version of the Apple AppStore dubbed Windows Marketplace for Mobile.

  • October 06, 2009 06 Oct'09

    Google boosts ads for smart phones

    Google is making it easier for advertisers to send smartphones text and image advertisments that preserve their original design.

  • October 06, 2009 06 Oct'09

    Deutche Telekoms take over of SAP businesses approved

    German regulators have approved Deutsche Telekom's takeover of SAP's hosting business in Europe.

  • October 05, 2009 05 Oct'09

    Consumers wait for government investment in next generation networks -ITU

    The recession had failed to dent demand for information and communications (ICT) services, but governments needed to support the roll-out of next generation...

  • October 05, 2009 05 Oct'09

    Net neutrality at risk as council meets parliament tonight

    Negotiators will meet tonight to thrash out a deal on net neutrality for Europe.

  • October 05, 2009 05 Oct'09

    Fibre reaches 5.5m more homes, but not in UK

    Fibre network operators defied the recession to add more than 5.5 million new residential and business subscribers worldwide, 15% up on six months ago, says...

  • October 05, 2009 05 Oct'09

    Nortel to sell GSM business

    Nortel Networks is to auction its global GSM/GSM-R business as part of its restructuring in the wake of bankruptcy.

  • October 02, 2009 02 Oct'09

    Knight Commission calls universal US access to broadband

    The US needs to give broadband access for all Americans the same priority as the Eisenhower administration did to building an interstate highway system.


  • October 01, 2009 01 Oct'09

    Broadband group presses VOA on network tax

    The Broadband Stakeholders Group (BSG) is seeking clarification from the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) of the business rate tax rules the VOA would impose on next-generation networks.

  • October 01, 2009 01 Oct'09

    Freeview re-tune websites crash under demand

    Websites telling TV viewers how to re-tune their digital Freeview TV boxes have crashed under demand.

  • October 01, 2009 01 Oct'09

    Politicians gain control of the internet

    Non-US governments will have more control over the governance of the internet as the US gives up its exclusive control of Icann, the body primarily responsible for managing internet domain names.

  • September 30, 2009 30 Sep'09

    School saves £17,000 a year on IT

    A school in Swindon has saved £17,000 a year after deploying a systems management appliance which allows it to control and update its suite of 600 PCs and...

  • September 30, 2009 30 Sep'09

    ITU identity standards could end multiple passwords

    Multiple passwords to access computer networks and services may soon be a thing of the past.

    Two new standards to enhance identity and...

  • September 29, 2009 29 Sep'09

    Europe may ask Enisa to coordinate network security

    The future role of the European Network and Information Security Agency (Enisa) is in question...

  • September 29, 2009 29 Sep'09

    Dell's ARM chip PCs to deliver instant start-up

    PC maker Dell is expected to announce today its first series of high-end laptops to include microprocessors designed by the UK's ARM Holdings.

  • September 28, 2009 28 Sep'09

    Virgin Media seeks London listing

    Virgin Media said today that it plans a secondary listing on the London stock exchange.

  • September 28, 2009 28 Sep'09

    Government covers up Valuation Office security failures

    The government has restricted circulation of an auditor's report into information security failures at the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), the body that assesses property values for tax purposes.

  • September 28, 2009 28 Sep'09

    Net neutrality in Europe to be decided at dinner tonight

    European telecommunications ministers could decide tonight whether to endorse a net neutrality clause in the long-awaited Telecoms Package.

  • September 28, 2009 28 Sep'09

    AT&T slams Google over Google Voice

    US telecoms group AT&T has accused Google of benefiting from an unfair competitive advantage by ducking federal communication rules.


  • September 28, 2009 28 Sep'09

    Orange confirms it will sell the iPhone

    Orange is to sell the iPhone in the UK, ending O2's period of exclusivity with the smart phone.

  • September 25, 2009 25 Sep'09

    BT cuts broadband prices and aims to reach 20 million homes

    BT Wholesale yesterday said it planned to almost double its copper-based 24Mbps broadband footprint to 20 million homes and businesses by spring 2011. It will also cut access charges to resellers to help them push the technology, it said.

  • September 25, 2009 25 Sep'09

    Gmail users dogged by technical problems – again

    Google's free web-based e-mail service has been hit by more technical problems, cutting some users off from their Gmail account...

  • September 24, 2009 24 Sep'09

    Retailers, publishers to win from shoppers at Vodafone 360

    An internet service launched by Vodafone will allow mobile phone users to pay for goods such as news stories and bus tickets and have them debited to their...

  • September 23, 2009 23 Sep'09

    Nokia buying Palm?

    The internet is rife with rumours that Nokia is about to bid for mobile handset manufacturer Palm in a deal would give Nokia a PC operating system to rival...

  • September 22, 2009 22 Sep'09

    European states queue for €1bn broadband cash

    European member states and other stakeholders have welcomed new rules for state aid for broadband networks.

    The European Commission published...

  • September 22, 2009 22 Sep'09

    Internet must remain neutral, says FCC chairman

    The principle of net neutrality was confirmed by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Julius Genachowski yesterday in an effort to preserve...

  • September 22, 2009 22 Sep'09

    Nominum puts intelligent DNS in the cloud

    Nominum is to use cloud computing to make its updated domain name service (DNS) software accessible to small and medium enterprises.

  • September 22, 2009 22 Sep'09

    Nortel to auction wireless carrier packet software

    Nortel is to auction the rights to software that supports the transfer of data over existing wireless carrier networks and the next generation of wireless...

  • September 21, 2009 21 Sep'09

    GENI internet replacement undergoes testing

    The first building blocks of the network that could replace the internet were laid this week.

  • September 21, 2009 21 Sep'09

    LTE networks threaten cabling firms

    Nokia Siemens and China Mobile last week demonstrated the world's first indoor TD-LTE femtocell communication for indoor coverage of high-speed mobile calls.

  • September 18, 2009 18 Sep'09

    Palm dumps MS Windows Mobile and prepares for growth with WebOS

    Palm has confirmed that its next generation of mobile devices will be based exclusively on its own operating system, Palm WebOS.

  • September 16, 2009 16 Sep'09

    MetroPCS chooses LTE over Wimax

    A US-based mobile operator is to deal another blow to Intel's hopes for Wimax by launching 4G mobile network based on Ericsson's Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology next year.

  • September 14, 2009 14 Sep'09

    3 UK pushes for lower mobile prices

    The UK's smallest mobile operator, 3, has called for regulatory reforms that will enable its business to grow in the face of consolidation of the UK mobile...

  • September 11, 2009 11 Sep'09

    US mulls $38bn broadband investment

    US telecommunications companies could enjoy a $38.5bn windfall for building broadband networks, but they will get just $1.6bn for now,

  • September 11, 2009 11 Sep'09

    Cisco rivals to bid for Nortel enterprise business today

    Canada's Nortel Networks, which filed for bankruptcy protection in January, is to auction off its enterprise networking business in New York today.

  • September 10, 2009 10 Sep'09

    Can Twitter survive 9/11?

    An upgrade by Twitter, widely known as Twitpocalypse, planned for Friday September 11 could cause major disruption for users.


  • September 10, 2009 10 Sep'09

    Ex-Vodafone boss Sarin rejoins Cisco

    Former Vodafone boss Arun Sarin has rejoined the Cisco board that he previously served from September 1998 to July 2003.

  • September 10, 2009 10 Sep'09

    Get on with Digital Britain, consumers tell government

    The government needs to implement its 2mbps universal broadband commitment by 2012, stimulate investment in next-generation broadband, and promote digital...

  • September 10, 2009 10 Sep'09

    BT pushes super-fast broadband

    BT is trying to raise awareness of advanced super-fast broadband technologies such as fibre-based connectivity, its BT Vision TV service, and other home...

  • September 10, 2009 10 Sep'09

    Colt crash affects nine European cities

    London-based network operator Colt Telecommunications crashed yesterday leaving customers in eight European cities without services from the early morning.

  • September 09, 2009 09 Sep'09

    The Ten Commandments for web 2.0

    Security supplier Websense has published the 10 commandments for businesses to adhere to if they are to get the best out of web 2.0 technologies. Survey...

  • September 09, 2009 09 Sep'09

    Broadband users to hit 500m this year

    Half a billion people will be using broadband connections within a year, figures released at the Broadband World Forum yesterday suggest.

  • September 08, 2009 08 Sep'09

    T-Mobile-Orange deal is bad news for kit merchants

    It is too soon to say who will benefit most if Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom win approval to combine the T-Mobile UK and Orange UK mobile network operations.

  • September 08, 2009 08 Sep'09

    Orange and T-Mobile to merge

    T-Mobile owner Deutsche Telekom and Orange owner France Telecom have confirmed they are to merge their UK operations.

  • September 08, 2009 08 Sep'09

    Traders to get sub-millisecond responses to stock deals

    Stockbrokers that trade on Chi-X Europe, a pan-European equity multilateral trading exchange (MTF) will in future have responses to matched buy and sell orders in less than a millisecond.

  • September 07, 2009 07 Sep'09

    Executive pay down at Cisco

    Cisco boss CEO John Chambers will receive a bonus of just over $2m this year.

    Cisco said directors will have to get by on sharply reduced...

  • September 04, 2009 04 Sep'09

    Intel slams WiMax support failure

    Computer chip maker Intel has criticised mobile phone operators for failing to support WiMax technology

  • September 03, 2009 03 Sep'09

    BT to resell Google, Yahoo and Bing adwords

    BT this morning launched an internet marketing service for small and medium enterprises that promises to make the best of search and pay per click on...

  • September 02, 2009 02 Sep'09

    US could get slower broadband than the UK

    The US could end up with slower broadband speeds than the UK if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) accepts submissions on the definition of broadband...

  • September 02, 2009 02 Sep'09

    Nokia ties up with Facebook to take on Google

    Nokia today took on Google with a service that will let Nokia smartphone users update their Facebook accounts with location and status details on the fly.

  • September 02, 2009 02 Sep'09

    Mandelson joins debate over radio spectrum and 2mbps broadband

    The chief executives of the UK's five mobile phone network operators (MNOs) met business secretary Peter Mandelson yesterday to thrash out the reallocation...

  • September 02, 2009 02 Sep'09

    Windows Mobile refresh to launch in October

    Microsoft will launch the latest version of its operating system for mobile devices next month.

    The Windows Mobile 6.5 software will...

  • September 02, 2009 02 Sep'09

    Google says routine upgrades to blame for Gmail outage

    Google is blaming load miscalculations during routing server upgrades for the widespread failure of its email service.

  • September 02, 2009 02 Sep'09

    Ebay sells majority stake in Skype

    Ebay has sold a majority stake in its Skype internet telephony division, which, according to chief John Donahoe, did not fit eBay's core e-commerce business.

  • September 01, 2009 01 Sep'09

    BT replaces Global Services UK boss

    BT has replaced Royston Hoggarth as head of BT Global Services UK with former Cable & Wireless marketing director

  • September 01, 2009 01 Sep'09

    Video: Opera 10 web browser speeds slow surfing

    The free Opera 10 web browser was released this morning for Windows, Mac and Linux computers, offering a compressed "turbo" mode to boost web surfing speeds over slow internet connections.

  • August 28, 2009 28 Aug'09

    Vodafone upgrade cities to 14.4Mbps

    Vodafone is to upgrade network speeds in its most congested UK areas to 14.4Mbps, the mobile network operator said today.

  • August 27, 2009 27 Aug'09

    Mobile steadies France Telecom results

    Steady growth in the number of mobile customers helped shore up France Telecom's first half sales, which dropped 0.5% to €25.5bn for the first half of 2009 against an average 2.9% drop in GDP in the countries in which it operates.

  • August 26, 2009 26 Aug'09

    Broadband could save UK £17bn on salaries and perks

    Fitting Britain with a universal broadband service could allow most people to live closer to their work and save the country at least £17bn a year from...

  • August 25, 2009 25 Aug'09

    Cisco APs at risk from SkyJack attack

    Businesses using Cisco's Over-the-Air-Provisioning (OTAP) may be at risk of a hacking attack which targets access points to gain control of a corporate...

  • August 24, 2009 24 Aug'09

    SMEs' phone bills to treble for premium rate numbers

    Tens of thousands of small and medium businesses face a trebling of their phone bills in September if they have not already moved off their old premium-priced...

  • August 24, 2009 24 Aug'09

    Why do councils block social media sites? asks Socitm

    The Society of IT Management (Socitm) is asking local government IT managers whether, and why, they block social media sites at work.

  • August 24, 2009 24 Aug'09

    Future of the internet: networked society stands in peril

    Judging from the books received for review by Computer Weekly, the debate over the future development and use of the internet is intensifying.


  • August 19, 2009 19 Aug'09

    BT sets up call centre for the depressed, stressed and anxious

    UK telco BT has set up a call centre and website for people suffering from depression, stress and anxiety.

    The "eClinics" initiative...

  • August 19, 2009 19 Aug'09

    BT installs 500k WiFi spots

    UK telco BT said today that it has installed half of the million Wi-Fi hotspots it plans for this year.

  • August 18, 2009 18 Aug'09

    EC to spend €18m on 1Gbps LTE mobile networks

    The European Commission is to spend €18m on research into the future mobile communications technology that promises speeds a thousand times faster than today's handsets.

  • August 14, 2009 14 Aug'09

    Party people spread viral internet memes

    The way images, videos or concepts can abruptly spread across the web, using e-mail and social websites, is online culture's most unique phenomena.