Networking hardware

  • October 01, 2009 01 Oct'09

    Firms warned to guard data on extended networks

    UK businesses need to have fine control over their data to ensure they tap into the benefits of the goverment's Digital Britain strategy, a research report warns.

  • October 01, 2009 01 Oct'09

    UK slips down broadband world leaderboard

    Delays in executing the Digital Britain recommendations may have caused the UK's slip in world rankings as broadband leaders increased their lead in broadband quality.

  • 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

    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 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 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 23, 2009 23 Sep'09

    Broadband tax will be law before next election

    Stephen Timms announced that broadband tax will be made law before the next election at a British Computer Society debate today.

    The 50p per...

  • 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

    Cost of network crash could equal banking crisis

    We don't want a digital 9/11.

  • 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 14, 2009 14 Sep'09

    Avaya victorious after lengthy Nortel auction

    Avaya has emerged victorious from the protracted bidding process for Nortel's enterprise unit, walking away with the prize after forking out $900m with an additional pool of $15m for employee retention.

  • 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

    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

    Gartner predicts broadband growth in cities

    US cities will enjoy increasing access to higher speed broadband, leaving rural areas stuck in the internet slow lane, a report from market analysts Gartner claims.

  • 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

    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 08, 2009 08 Sep'09

    UK lags behind fibre to the home leaders

    The UK is still absent from the top 10 list of countries that enjoy optical fibre-based broadband to the home or business, a report published today said.

  • 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 07, 2009 07 Sep'09

    T-Mobile subscribers worth £210 each to Vodafone and O2

    Vodafone and O2 have both offered Deutsche Telekom around £3.5bn for its UK mobile network operator T-Mobile UK. The bids value T-Mobile's subscribers...

  • September 07, 2009 07 Sep'09

    Video: Cisco access points give away network secrets

    Cisco wireless routers may still be vulnerable to remote attacks even if remote management is disabled, a wireless engineer has warned.


  • 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 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 27, 2009 27 Aug'09

    Fujitsu £700m Whitehall dispute heads for secret deal

    Fujitsu is said to be seeking £700m from the Department of Health after the department ended its £1bn contract as the local service provider on the NPfIT for the south of England.

  • 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

    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 21, 2009 21 Aug'09

    FCC seeks definition of broadband

    The US communications regulator, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is trying to define the meaning of broadband so it can create a $7.2bn national broadband plan by 17 February 2010.

  • August 18, 2009 18 Aug'09

    MS Society reverses cloud back-up decision

    The Multiple Sclerosis Society has bucked the trend to outsource its back-up data storage by...

  • 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 17, 2009 17 Aug'09

    Video: A history of computing in 147 seconds

    Who says IBM doesn't have a sense of humour? Here, beekeeper Seamus McManus invents the mainframe, personal computing and cloud computing, all in two-and-a-half...

  • 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.

  • August 13, 2009 13 Aug'09

    Digital Britain implementation plan: Government seeks control of UK internet domains

    The government wants to reserve the right to allocate internet domain names under the implementation plan for Digital Britain published today.

  • August 11, 2009 11 Aug'09

    Nortel stable, says departing CEO

    Nortel Networks' chief executive Mike Zafirovski, who yesterday announced he is to step down, says the company has stabilised since filing for creditor protection.

  • August 07, 2009 07 Aug'09

    Identity and privacy at risk on new internet

    Boil it all down and last week's Black Hat conference in Las Vegas discussed just two things - identity and privacy in cyberspace. Both are at risk as the internet enters a period of massive expansion.

  • August 07, 2009 07 Aug'09

    Twitter and Facebook victims of a 'massively co-ordinated attack'

    Twitter was downed by a DoS attack yesterday and took nearly three hours to restore services after it experienced connectivity problems.

  • August 06, 2009 06 Aug'09

    Virgin Media in recovery as it returns to profit

    Virgin Media's prospects for a secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange improved as it turned a year on year loss into a profit for its second quarter as average revenue per user grew nearly 4%.