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Virgin Media fibre break causes city-wide outages

A fiber break in the Virgin Media network has caused outages across London, affecting customers at all levels, including several city borough councils. The company acknowledged the problem on Twitter, stating that it was “aware of a fibre break” causing a temporary loss of services for customers in London. The company was quick to assure affected customers… Read More

Samsung and SK Telecom complete 5G NR trial

Samsung has announced the successful completion of a 5G trial, based on 5G New Radio (NR) technology. NR technology is the global 5G standard intended to provide a standardized OFDM-based air interface to support next-generation 5G deployments, services, and spectrum. NR technology promises customers stable, fiber-like connections provided at low cost, with low latency. The… Read More

Google attempts ‘universal’ file-sharing protocol

A team of software engineers at Google have devised a new file-sharing protocol which aims to provide direct agnostic links to content wherever it is hosted. Dubbed Upspin, the framework is entirely open source, with full implementation possible via the scheme’s GitHub repository. The naming convention follows Unix/Linux standards, beginning with the user’s unique ID,… Read More

Study shows extent of consumer intolerance to network delays

A new study undertaken by Ericsson and Vodafone Germany has used electroencephalography (EEG) scanning methods to determine the emotional state of users’ responses to network delays, concluding that tolerance of even very minor connectivity hiccups causes stress and dissatisfaction. The study monitored the brain activity of 150 participant volunteers in Düsseldorf, Germany, who were invited… Read More

Cisco revises data centre certifications

Cisco has announced a significant update to its data center certification program. The CCNA, CCNP and CCIE training and testing have been completely revised to reflect sophisticated data center skills requirements. The company has also announced a new portfolio of data and analytics training and certification programs. The data center certification track has been completely… Read More