California to ban zero-rating in net neutrality mission

In what has been described as the ‘strongest net neutrality policy proposal in the country’, Senator Scott Wiener has tightened up his proposed bill to reinstate net neutrality in California, with the updated version banning zero-rating.

China Unicom triples profit across 2017

China Unicom has released its financials for 2017 and it is looking like a money making machine again. Revenues were up marginally, profit tripled and free cash flow grew 1628% compared to the previous 12 months.

Broadcom move to the US – a waste of time?

Broadcom’s decision to kick off a redomiciliation process to the US was a pragmatic move to get in the good books of the government, but now Trump has killed the Qualcomm acquisition, is there any point?

WhatsApp says no to sharing with parent Facebook

The Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK has announced WhatsApp has agreed not to share user information with parent-company Facebook until the process is compliant with GDPR.

Broadcom officially throws in the towel

It was just a matter of time before Broadcom conceded defeat after Trump’s intervention and it decided not to drag things out any more than necessary.

O2 says it can’t do 5G on its own

O2 UK has released some new research, but the underlying message seems to be about begging more help from local and central government, enterprise and industry to help with the rollout of 5G.

Iliad profits grow as it looks across to Italy

It’s easy to get distracted by the whole Vivendi/TIM saga, but Iliad is another French business looking towards the land of pizzas, Vespas and slicked back hair for future fortunes.

Tech giants are stifling the internet – Berners-Lee

On the 29th birthday of the World Wide Web its founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee has written an open-letter condemning the dominance of the big tech players, pointing out the negative impact on competition and society on the whole.


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