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NBN Co should focus on passing every premises: Hackett

New NBN Co board member Simon Hackett has said that while he prefers fibre to the premises as a network design for the NBN, the focus should be on getting high-speed broadband out to everyone in Australia.

December 9, 2013

Toshiba Tecra R950-11F review

The Tecra R950 is a hefty 15.6in. business-grade notebook with an up-to-date set of security and manageability features, integrated mobile broadband and a solid but understated design. It performs well enough for its market, but we'd prefer a higher screen resolution.

September 11, 2012

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 review

The Transformer Pad Infinity retains the superb physical design of its predecessors, adding a new high-resolution screen without impacting battery life. We'd like to see mobile broadband support, a lighter weight for the tablet/keyboard combo and a lower price, but the Infinity is still a class-leading product.

August 8, 2012 by

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 review

The Transformer Pad Infinity retains the superb physical design of its predecessors, adding a new high-resolution screen without impacting battery life. We'd like to see mobile broadband support, a lighter weight for the tablet/keyboard combo and a lower price, but the Infinity is still a class-leading product.

August 8, 2012 by

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

BT trials white-space broadband on Bute

BT is trialling the use of the so-called white spaces between TV broadcasts for the delivery of high-speed broadband, the company has revealed.On Tuesday, BT Openreach said it was conducting the trial on the Isle of Bute in Scotland, with partners including the University of Strathclyde, BBC Research and Development, Steepest Ascent, Berg Design and Netpropagate.

June 15, 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

Anti-NBN doc 'ideological dogma': Conroy

Communications Minister Senator Stephen Conroy has today slammed a research report released by the Economist Intelligence Unit criticising the roll-out and design of the National Broadband Network (NBN), labelling it as right-wing dogma.

February 9, 2011

Intel publishes reference design for home energy management panel

Intel has released its reference design for an interactive panel that is meant as a multifunction universal control panel for your home.Based on my past conversations with the company about the concept, I know that Intel is pitching the technology as a way for utility operators and device manufacturers to enable homeowners manage myriad applications, including energy usage and video surveillance.

September 30, 2010 by

NBN Co calls for design feedback

NBN Co has called for responses from industry on its proposed design for fibre, wireless and satellite implementations for the National Broadband Network (NBN) across Australia.

August 17, 2010 by

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