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Be Broadband finally puts network switch-over back on track

Be Broadband has unveiled a new starting date for the migration of customers from the older broadband infrastructure it rents from BT to its own, new core network.The move will boost bandwidth for the O2-owned operator, and it will also help Be move to IPv6 — it will, however, also mean changing customers' static IP addresses.

June 13, 2012 by

NBN, Libs plan both serve telemedicine

Leading surgeon and medical media pioneer, Professor Andrew Renaut, has said that either the National Broadband Network or the $6 billion Coalition alternative would be sufficient to overcome Australia's "bandwidth barrier", which he says is preventing technological advances in fields such as medicine and education.

August 10, 2010 by

WAN optimisation and the Facebook patent

If you think the National Broadband Network will automatically speed up everything on the internet, you're wrong. Inefficiencies in TCP/IP network protocols mean a lot of time will still be spent setting up application-layer data streams.

March 7, 2010

Highlands and Islands authorities go high-speed

Schools, libraries and council office sites in the Scottish Highlands and Islands are to get high-speed broadband connectivity through the Pathfinder North project, which went live on Wednesday.Local authorities in Highland, Moray, Argyll and Bute, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands will be hooked up to the IP VPN, which is being supplied by Cable & Wireless.

February 18, 2010 by

WiMax in Australia: Part two

WiMax could be the standard that drives the next phase of mobile broadband, it provides an opportunity for players wanting to establish a pure IP network to carry voice and data effectively — but is this what operators want?

July 1, 2009 by

Femtocells: your very own home cell network

Besides the "femtocell" sounding like a robotic sex toy or an individually wrapped feminine hygiene product, in technological terms it is a router-like device which converts a portion of your broadband bandwidth to provide you with a compact cell network in your house.The concept is a relatively simple one.

May 17, 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

Study: Google uses 21X more bandwidth than it pays for

Google is by far the largest user of Internet bandwidth, its share of bandwidth usage is rising rapidly, and its bandwidth use is orders of magnitude greater than its payment for its cost, according to a new study by, a site committed to Net Neutrality "pro-competition Internet forum funded by broadband companies.

December 4, 2008 by

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