Network & Internet

How to measure your network bandwidth
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broadband

How to measure your network bandwidth

It’s actually more about measuring your throughput
26 Mar 2021
What is SSID?
wireless router
broadband

What is SSID?

We look at what SSID is and how it is used to connect devices to the internet
26 Mar 2021
What is SMTP?
SMTP
mail servers

What is SMTP?

Have you ever wondered how your email gets to its recipient?
26 Mar 2021
What is bandwidth?
Data in a tunnel for analytics
broadband

What is bandwidth?

We look at how bandwidth works, and why your internet connection sometimes slows to a crawl...
25 Mar 2021
TP-Link Omada EAP265 HD review: A cloudy Wi-Fi 5 access point
TP-Link Omada EAP265 HD
wifi & hotspots

TP-Link Omada EAP265 HD review: A cloudy Wi-Fi 5 access point

An affordable Wi-Fi 5 AP with good performance and smart cloud management
25 Mar 2021
EU needs to invest €300bn in 5G to remain competitive, research group warns
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Infrastructure

EU needs to invest €300bn in 5G to remain competitive, research group warns

The EU currently invests only €16.4 billion (£14bn) per year in mobile networks
25 Mar 2021
Best Wi-Fi routers 2021
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Network & Internet

Best Wi-Fi routers 2021

Poor Wi-Fi coverage or slow speeds? Here are the best routers and access points to give your connection a boost
24 Mar 2021
Sierra Wireless halts production after ransomware attack
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ransomware

Sierra Wireless halts production after ransomware attack

The attack, which brought down the IoT firm's internal IT systems, also prompted the company to withdraw its Q1 2021 guidance
24 Mar 2021
Ericsson’s 5G Core Policy Studio simplifies network policy management
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5G

Ericsson’s 5G Core Policy Studio simplifies network policy management

The studio reduces OPEX for policy configuration tasks by up to 70 percent
23 Mar 2021
Three billion emails sent in 2020 showed signs of sender fraud
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email delivery

Three billion emails sent in 2020 showed signs of sender fraud

The use of DMARC, which helps prevent phishing attacks, is on the rise, says report
22 Mar 2021
The quantum internet is on its way
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Network & Internet

The quantum internet is on its way

A pair of key experiments show how quantum tech could add unbreakable security to the internet
22 Mar 2021
D-Link Nuclias DBA-2820P review: Speedy and sophisticated
D-Link Nuclias DBA-2820P
routers

D-Link Nuclias DBA-2820P review: Speedy and sophisticated

A Wi-Fi 5 access point with great cloud management features that’s low on price and big on performance
22 Mar 2021
Best mesh Wi-Fi 2021
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wifi & hotspots

Best mesh Wi-Fi 2021

Tired of patchy Wi-Fi? Maybe it's time to upgrade to a mesh system
19 Mar 2021
Best NAS drives 2021
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network attached storage (NAS)

Best NAS drives 2021

The perfect NAS drive for every use case, from a home office all the way to the enterprise
19 Mar 2021
Businesses in these areas will be the first to benefit from gov's gigabit broadband scheme
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broadband

Businesses in these areas will be the first to benefit from gov's gigabit broadband scheme

More than a million hard-to-reach premises in Cornwall, Essex and Tees Valley among those to benefit from the first phase of the programme
19 Mar 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: The tech keeping your telly on
The IT Pro Podcast: The tech keeping your telly on
IT infrastructure

The IT Pro Podcast: The tech keeping your telly on

We dive into the unique challenges of running a satellite TV network
19 Mar 2021
Broadband providers welcome Ofcom's new full-fibre rollout rules
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broadband

Broadband providers welcome Ofcom's new full-fibre rollout rules

Openreach announced plans to 'ramp up' FTTP rollout to 3 million premises per year
18 Mar 2021
Google Privacy Sandbox added to US antitrust compaint
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privacy

Google Privacy Sandbox added to US antitrust compaint

The company's plan to replace third-party cookies forces advertisers to do business with Google, the complaint alleges
17 Mar 2021
New Mirai variant spotted targeting network devices
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malware

New Mirai variant spotted targeting network devices

Palo Alto researchers claim exploit code for ten vulnerabilities have been used so far
17 Mar 2021
Nokia agrees 5G cloud deals with AWS, Azure and Google
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5G

Nokia agrees 5G cloud deals with AWS, Azure and Google

The partnerships will pave the way for better 5G services as Nokia integrates its networking tech with the biggest cloud platforms
16 Mar 2021
Ofcom to review net neutrality laws following EE complaint
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Policy & legislation

Ofcom to review net neutrality laws following EE complaint

The regulator will review the existing framework, which had fallen under EU legislation prior to Brexit
15 Mar 2021
Government secures £1 billion backing for rural 4G project
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mobile networks

Government secures £1 billion backing for rural 4G project

Work to make the Shared Rural Network a reality will finally commence following years of discussion
15 Mar 2021
BT strike threatens major disruption to remote workers
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Network & Internet

BT strike threatens major disruption to remote workers

The Communication Workers Union, which represents 45,000 BT Group employees, could lead a walkout in the coming months
15 Mar 2021
The most secure email services of 2021
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email providers

The most secure email services of 2021

Email is not secure by design, but these email providers allow you to send emails with top-level security
12 Mar 2021