New Zealand has upped its total investment in its ultra-fast broadband and rural broadband project to NZ$2 billion.
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Australia's opposition party has proposed formally adopting a two-stage rollout of the National Broadband Network with fibre to the premises returning should Labor be elected to federal government.
The New Zealand government-funded Rural Broadband Initiative faces a technical audit to ensure that performance levels contracted with Vodafone are being met.
Country's Ministry of Communication and Information Technology releases new policy that makes it mandatory for all e-government systems to be deployed on open source software.
A new discussion paper released by the Australian government suggests that the emergence of new financial transaction technology such as bitcoin is making it tough for the country's authorities to clamp down on tax avoidance.
The Australian government has asked the Productivity Commission to conduct a cost-benefit analysis into a dedicated national mobile broadband network for emergency services.
The NSW Baird government has committed to rolling out the option for people to opt in for digital licences, and investing AU$100 million in new technology for NSW Police.
'With the NBN, the first thing we threw out was ideology, lies, and spin': Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has argued that the Australian government should engage with the public in the same way he has around the National Broadband Network.
The government has laid down €6bn to give Italy better broadband, and it's hoping local telcos will do the same.
Based on government-grade technology, Qualcomm's Snapdragon Sense ID is said to go far beyond current biometric scanners.
The Japanese government is looking to bring together Toyota, Nissan, and Honda, as well as Panasonic and Hitachi, to create standards and common technology for self-driving cars.
iiNet has hinged much of its growth strategy on the rollout of the National Broadband Network, but CEO David Buckingham is pessimistic that the government will deliver on its promises of a faster rollout.
Japan's government and other bodies received more than 25 billion online attacks in 2014, according to the country's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology.
A new digital inclusion roadmap will be launched in the first half of 2015; government wants to create advantages for private companies to invest more
The Chinese government has been working for a long time on replacing foreign, largely American, technology with home-grown alternatives, but conditions are much better for them than in the past.
The International Telecommunications Union has approved the G.fast broadband technology standard, allowing it to become broadly commercially available in a bid to help service providers deliver speeds over DSL of up to 1Gbps in mixed-technology broadband delivery scenarios.
The Australian government is calling on the Productivity Commission to work out how best to deliver mobile broadband capability for the country's law enforcement and emergency services.
It's hard to know which is more interesting: That the NBN Co 2014-17 Corporate Plan readily admits that we still know almost nothing concrete about this government's multi-technology mix rollout, or that a leaked final version of the never-released 2013-16 plan suggests the previous government was indeed getting its act together.
No word on how the ambitious project will be afforded, though.
AT&T is delaying plans to install fiber networks in 100 cities within the United States.
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