Worth Reading: China launches new bid for internet dominance


Beijing ramped up efforts to radically change global internet rules and standards last week by morphing the annual China-hosted World Internet Conference into a permanent organization dedicated to what Xi described as “global internet development and governance.”

Worth Reading: The emergence of multi-cloud networking software


Multi-cloud networking software (MCNS), which is available from industry stalwarts like Cisco and VMware, as well as a slew of startups, is designed to address the challenge of how to safely and efficiently connect networks and applications across multiple public cloud environments.

Worth Reading: Buyers remorse afflicts IT departments, says Gartner


IT departments are frequently feeling the sting of buyer’s remorse following big-ticket enterprise technology purchases.

Worth Reading: Where Did My Packet Go? Measuring the Impact of RPKI ROV


Merely doing RPKI ROV does not provide any guarantees where your packet ends up.

Worth Reading: Network slicing nears its moment of truth after Telefónica and Ericsson test


Slicing, for anyone who doesn’t know by now, sees one physical network partitioned into multiple virtual networks, the parameters of each capable of being tweaked to suit the varying requirements of different use cases.

Worth Reading: Largest submarine cable between Australia and the US launches


While the distance covered is an impressive 15,840km, this is the third transpacific cable laid down by Southern Cross Cables (SX to its friends) which, as its name implies, specialises in this sort of thing.

Worth Reading: Dealing With Non-Compliant DNS Infringers


I often read marketing material from Online Brand or Content Protection vendors, especially some of the newer ones, that make IP rights enforcement sound very straightforward.

Worth Reading: IT spending set to ride out wave of economic uncertainty


With uncertainty hanging over the global economy, Gartner sees IT spending holding steady at 3 percent growth for 2022, with both winners and losers in different industry segments.

Worth Reading: QUIC and the shifting nexus of control


QUIC is an attempt to refine the basic operation of IP’s Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), not by fundamentally changing the flow control procedures and stream management per se, but by changing where the transport function is implemented within the end host and, consequently, who has change control over this function.

Worth Reading: The Russian Internet Censorship Threat

Since the start of Russia’s war on Ukraine in late February 2022, Russian internet users have experienced what has been dubbed the descent of a “digital iron curtain.”