M-commerce has invaded this year's Networks Telecom in Birmingham, a 20-year old event that is still the UK's biggest business communications conference. Other big themes include e-business, PC telephony, Internet service provision and Internet security. ZDNet UK brings you the latest news from the show, as well as in-depth coverage of all the issues.
NEWS Networks Networks Telecom: Intel's office in a boxThu, 29th Jun
Also: Alteon's network box and Barron's encryption device
Networks Telecom: Telia delivers UK servicesThu, 29th Jun
Also: Ethernet storage networks from Quantum ATL, new voice networking suite, and more...
Networks Telecom: Foundry aims for carriersWed, 28th Jun
Foundry goes head to head with Cisco and goes after 10Gigabit market
EU to prohibit WorldCom/Sprint mergerWed, 28th Jun
The European Commission said on Wednesday it had blocked the planned $120bn merger of US telecoms giants WorldCom and Sprint because of competition concerns
Freeserve posts £17.5m loss, shares dropMon, 26th Jun
Minutes of use rise to 2.5 billion, but it isn't enough to make investors forget the bad news about T-Online
Appliances leave PC with Net access roleSun, 25th Jun
The days of the desktop computer are not over yet
Wireless push for IPv6Fri, 23rd Jun
Backbone providers are going to have to move to the next generation of the Internet Protocol
Standards switch for VoIPSun, 25th Jun
The Voice on the Net 2000 trade show in Sweden suggests that a protocol move should be in the pipeline
Wireless Palm to make all handhelds wireless Wed, 28th Jun
The Mobile Internet Kit will enable users to link most Palm cell phones and PDAs to the Web without the wires by year end
Rivals ringfence WAPTue, 27th Jun
Oftel monitors restrictive WAP portals
Psion signs Bluetooth deal with CompaqTue, 27th Jun
Psion said Tuesday it would provide US computer giant Compaq with Bluetooth, a new technology designed to do away with all wires bar the power line
Portals Wars II: Mobile operators take on Yahoo!Mon, 26th Jun
If you thought the likes of America Online and Yahoo! had the Internet portal industry pretty much sewn up, then Europe's mobile phone companies would urge you to think again
Japanese standard could challenge WAP in EuropeFri, 23rd Jun
cHTML, used by the booming i-Mode service in Japan, is set to invade Europe
Security Networks Telecom: Dedicated intrusion detectionWed, 28th Jun
Detecting intrusions on high speed networks has become an issue as companies rely more heavily outsourced applications as network capability increases.
Government backtracks on Internet surveillanceTue, 27th Jun
Government offers to weaken cyber-snooping bill, but some say the changes are only superficial
Intel admits wireless security concernsThu, 22nd Jun
Intel chief exec admits that the future of wireless and mobile technology is overshadowed by security complications
Offsite email virus scanningMon, 19th Jun
Offsite antivirus security to be offered by Network Associates
Government beefs up virus and hacking securityThu, 15th Jun
Parliament employs MAILsweeper to protect against email attacks
COMMENTARY Mobile phone viruses are coming
There's no question of whether a mobile phone virus will appear, says Rupert Goodwins
- the question is when
Wireless ads - unplugged
The idea of getting stock updates on the go, checking e-mail from remote locales and getting customised news updates at the touch of a button certainly has appeal. The question that Steven Vander Haar
ponders here is -- how you make money out of it?
It used to be said that you couldn't get fired for buying IBM. Then, it was Microsoft. Now, it's Cisco. But Steven Vaughan-Nichols
says despite all the negative reports, Cisco is as strong as ever.
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