Shifty quota cuts reflect carrier fears that data-hungry 4G customers will congest their evolving networks — but do we really need to be retrained to use less data?
A view from the trenches of Australian telecommunications. As the name implies, it’s a two-way conversation and we ask you not to pull any punches ... we won’t.
A bulletin board troll in the 1980s, David Braue has been online long enough to remember using the text-based Lynx browser to visit www.ibm.com, one of around 100 Web sites available back then. Telecoms has remained an obsession as he developed ever more complicated schemes to stay in touch with family overseas without going broke. After more than a decade covering Australia's ICT industry - and watching our telcos stumble time and again - he's eager to call them to task.
Ever more stretched by the NBN's market restructure, small ISPs must work harder to differentiate — or hand over the reins to those who have.
I don't know about you, but whenever I watch a James Bond movie, one thought invariably crosses my mind: who pays for all this stuff?
If you're going to design a network and call it consumer-grade, it actually has to be able to cope with the massive data demands of your average consumer.
Do rural Australians really want, expect, and deserve less from their broadband than those of us in the cities? Some private-sector telco execs seem to think so. But, of course they would.
It's clear that Malcolm Turnbull wouldn't keep Mike Quigley around for long if he could help it — but would a victorious Coalition dangle NBN Co executive positions to get Telstra to help make FttN's numbers work?
Turnbull can hardly be budgeting for a return on an FttN NBN investment; how could he when he has made it clear that there is no viable business case around the NBN?
Optus could very well find itself able to match Telstra's wireless coverage for the first time ever.
However you feel about the national broadband network, it’s hard to dispute that lately, Australia's Shadow Minister for Communications and Broadband Malcolm Turnbull has been struggling to find new traction in his arguments against the project.
Just how will Australian 4G networks cope with the incoming tsunami of iPhone users?