Telecommunications


  • CenturyLink outage takes down several 911 emergency services across the US

    December 28, 2018

    Emergency 911 services in some US states have gone down yesterday and today due to a massive outage reported at several CenturyLink data centers. According to a CenturyLink status page, the outage began at around 12pm ET on December 27, and work started on resolving the issue at around 7am ET today, although not all services have ...

  • Japan looking at banning Huawei and ZTE from government deals

    December 7, 2018

    Japan is reportedly set to effectively ban government purchases of telecommunications products from China’s Huawei and ZTE over fears of intelligence leaks and cyber attacks. The government is expected to revise its internal rules on procurement as early as Monday, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Friday. Japan is unlikely to name the two companies, to avoid aggravating ...

  • 02 urgently investigating as data services stop working

    December 6, 2018

    02 is investigating with “high priority” after its data services went down, with tens of millions of users potentially affected. The problem is also affecting customers of Sky Mobile, Tesco Mobile, Lyca Mobile and GiffGaff – which all use 02’s infrastructure. The network said on Thursday morning: “Our technical teams are investigating reports of issues when using ...

  • BT bars Huawei’s 5G kit from core of network

    December 5, 2018

    BT has said it will not use Huawei’s equipment within the heart of its 5G mobile network when it is rolled out in the UK. The British firm, however, still plans to use the Chinese company’s phone mast antennas and other products deemed not to be at the “core” of the service. BT also confirmed that it ...