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Dropbox upgrade adds nice bits for sysadmins

Sysadmins need a "nice" user experience, and Daniel Iversen, head of solution architects for Dropbox Asia Pacific, told The Register that was in mind when the company pushed out a bunch of new admin capabilities. In other words: this is “not about a feature race”, he said, rather a more deliberate – and staged – upgrade …

Internet exchange Linx cuts peering prices by 40% after rip-off claims

The London Internet Exchange (Linx) has announced it will slash prices – just one month after the non-profit was pointedly criticized for charging too much. The internet exchange point is Europe's largest provider of internet interconnect services and announced this week it would cut the cost of its LON2 port fees by 40 per …
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Jul 2016
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Cloud DNS, VPN, HTTPS load balancing ... Google looks at rivals, thinks: Yeah, we'll do all that

Google has expanded its portfolio of network services, with the aim of ensuring that customers of its cloud infrastructure have responsive, low-latency websites. On Monday, the online ad-slinger announced general availability of Cloud DNS, its managed DNS service. For a monthly fee, Google will handle DNS requests for as many …
Neil McAllister, 13 Apr 2015

Net Neut: Verizon flips the bird to FCC on peering deal crackdown

Verizon reckons the FCC's net neutrality proposals can not lawfully stop ISPs charging websites big bucks to increase streaming speeds to subscribers. In a letter to FCC secretary Marlene Dortch, the US telecoms giant said the FCC's Open Internet policies must not regulate peering agreements – because doing so would ruin the …
Shaun Nichols, 19 Dec 2014

Google offers cheap and easy network hookups with Cloud Interconnect

Google has unveiled Google Cloud Interconnect, a new set of networking options designed to make cloud customers' connections to Google's data centers more reliable and secure. At the Google Cloud Platform Live event in San Francisco, Google cloud product director Greg DeMichille said the Chocolate Factory will offer three …

Netflix speed index shows further decline in Verizon quality

Verizon insists it "treats all traffic equally" but new data from Netflix indicates that the network provider's customers have seen a degradation in service quality in the past months. The streaming video company released its monthly ISP speed index for January on Monday, and the results show another significant decline in …
Jack Clark, 10 Feb 2014
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Long-suffering Virgin Media victims see no end to vid PURGATORY

Here on the networks desk at Vulture Central our inbox runneth over with complaints from fed-up Virgin Media customers who feel that they are being roundly ignored by the telco, which is yet to fix a network peering problem with a mysterious third party. The major buffering glitch is causing havoc with punters who are …
Kelly Fiveash, 16 Nov 2012
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Virgin Media vid misery blamed on unnamed peering network

Virgin Media has blamed an unnamed peering network for crippling its broadband service, particularly at peak times, for some folk. The Register contacted the telco after a number of peeved VM punters complained of yet more problems when downloading data, leading to video streams and the like stuck on buffering. One reader …
Kelly Fiveash, 13 Nov 2012
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BT Infinity customers hit by outages at 'third party peering network'

BT Infinity customers have been complaining about peering issues that have prevented some of them from accessing popular websites for nearly five days. And now, after some haranguing, the national telco has said sorry for the service disruptions its punters have been moaning about. BT said in a statement to The Register: We …
Kelly Fiveash, 9 Oct 2012
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Xbox Live gamers blown offline by 'Virgin Media routing balls-up'

An unknown number of Virgin Media customers have been locked out of Xbox Live due to unconfirmed reports from users suggesting that routing issues are affecting the telco. The Register has asked VM and Microsoft – which owns Xbox – to explain what had caused the service to go titsup for some users since at least the early …
Kelly Fiveash, 25 Sep 2012
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Internode boss details NBN interconnect complaint

Simon Hackett, head of Adelaide-based ISP Internode and Tesla enthusiast, has called for fair and enforceable peering arrangements for Australia’s National Broadband Network. In a discussion paper published on the company’s blog, Hackett says the lack of symmetrical peering arrangements for both voice and data traffic could …
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Sprint de-partitions internet

Sprint-Nextel has reinstated the net connections it supplies to Cogent Communications, three days after severing ties with the bandwidth provider and leaving many net users unable to communicate. But the company says the move is only "temporary." On Thursday, October 30, after a long contractual dispute between the two outfits …
Cade Metz, 3 Nov 2008
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Sprint accused of 'partitioning internet'

After a long contractual dispute between the two companies, Sprint-Nextel has severed the net connection it supplies to Cogent Communications, one of the world's largest bandwidth providers. As a result, many Sprint and Cogent customers are unable to communicate. The way Cogent sees it, Sprint has "partitioned" the internet. …
Cade Metz, 31 Oct 2008

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