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NBN lab to create an Aussie Gates: Gillard

Yesterday the Victorian Government announced the launch of the Australian Broadband Applications Laboratory (ABAL) — a facility where businesses can pay to test out their applications over high-speed broadband.

September 27, 2011 by

There are no NBN apps: Turnbull

Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been spruiking coalition broadband policy this month. A core point, he says, is that there are no applications for National Broadband Network (NBN) speeds of 100 megabits per second (Mbps). Is he right?

August 14, 2011

Why we can't trust Telstra with FTTP

One of the strangest arguments against the NBN is that it's going to raise the price of broadband access. What those spouting this argument don't seem to realise is that next-generation access prices won't be any cheaper — and if Telstra has its way, it will make NBN Co's pricing look like loose change while killing VoIP, IPTV and "naked" services.

July 19, 2011 by

iiNet slams Telstra over VoIP stance

National broadband provider iiNet has responded to comments by Telstra that consumer-grade Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony isn't yet reliable enough for use by pointing out that it has 170,000 customers using the technology — and they're very happy, thank you very much.

May 4, 2011 by

Stop blindly believing in NBN: Turnbull

Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull last night said that National Broadband Network (NBN) enthusiasts need to demonstrate what applications will actually need the fibre network's massively enhanced speeds, telling futurist Mark Pesce that he should "lay off the Kool-Aid" with respect to the technology.

April 11, 2011 by

Wi-Fi use can slow downloads by 30 percent, study finds

Video-on-demand, VoIP and online gameplay applications are noticeably slower over Wi-Fi than using wired Ethernet connections, the broadband analytics firm Epitiro has said.The company said on Thursday that a small drop in wireless signal can lead to a drop in download speeds of 30 percent and an increase of between 10-20 percent in latency, with packet loss and jitter also being affected.

March 10, 2011 by

Government invites fibre broadband funding applications

The government has opened a second round of bidding for super-fast broadband funding, inviting local authorities to apply for a share of a £50m pot.Chancellor George Osborne announced the opening of the new round on Friday, saying the funding should be enough to connect up to 800,000 premises.

March 4, 2011 by

Bionic eyes, gigabit Wi-Fi and the NBN

The National Broadband Network's connection speeds of 100 megabits per second and more are essential for new health and education applications, according to Dr Terry Percival, director of NICTA's Neville Roach Laboratory.

February 27, 2011

fring announces free Skype video calling from Symbian smartphones

One of the VoIP applications I have loaded on several devices is fring and I was pleased to read today that Skype and fring video calls are now supported on select Symbian S60 devices. fring video is currently supported on the Nokia X6, N97 mini, N97, 5800, N95, N95 8G and N82 devices. I have an N97 mini and will have to load up the latest version of fring and test out this new capability.

November 23, 2009 by

Frugal Friday: Optimum Ultra and DOCSIS 3.0, Crapware, When to replace a PC, Engine Yard and Ruby on Rails

Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss my adventures in Optimum Ultra 100Mbps cable broadband service (and experience the hilarity of early adoption when my VOIP cuts out 3 times during the broadcast) the bane of crapware, the decision of when to replace a small business computer, and talk to Michael Mullany, Vice President of Marketing for Engine Yard, a cloud-based Ruby on Rails application hosting provider.Click here to listen to the July 3, 2009 Frugal Friday Podcast.

July 4, 2009 by

Dude, Where's My Phone Bill?

The OOMA is a Voice Over IP (VOIP) appliance that plugs into your broadband connection which provides you unlimited local and long distance telephone service. What's the difference between this and other consumer VOIP solutions such as Vonage or Packet8?

April 27, 2009 by

Filter trial agreements imminent

The next few days will see the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy sign agreements with some of the internet service providers (ISP) who submitted applications to be a part of the ISP-level objectionable content filtering trial.

January 28, 2009 by

Building an iPhone application

The iPhone has a terrific touchscreen and great features like 3.5G mobile broadband and GPS, making the iPhone highly suitable for some enterprise mobile applications.

October 21, 2008 by

iPhone VoIP apps and services has assembled a list of the various VoIP applications and services that are currently available for the iPhone, including iCall, fring, iPhoneGnome, JAHJAH, Talkety, sipgate, Raketu and Ringfree.

June 23, 2008 by

The harsh reality of suburban broadband

Like millions of other Americans and many of New York City's "bridge and tunnel" crowd, I live in the 'burbs. While I do a great deal of travel for my full time job, I am also classified as a "mobile" employee, so I'm not formally attached to an office -- I've been issued a company laptop and they pay my monthly broadband, cellular and phone bills, which are in the form of an AT&T Callvantage VOIP account.

June 22, 2008 by

iCall will let you transfer a cellular call to VoIP on your Apple iPhone

I was checking out TUAW this morning and saw that a very cool VoIP application is under development for the Apple iPhone. This is not an application for jailbroken phones, but for iPhones that have been upgraded to the latest firmware supporting 3rd party applications. What makes this VoIP application particularly powerful is the ability to transfer a cellular call to WiFi during the call as shown in the YouTube video below. iCall seems to work quite well and will definitely be one of the first applications I plan to look for when the iPhone application store is launched.

June 20, 2008 by

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