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.
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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.
The Australian government expects the telecoms industry to passively wait while regulations are reworked to enable its multi-technology mix NBN, but this process has created new opportunities for market disruption. One of the biggest lies in the future of the Optus HFC network — and there is a strong argument for TPG to buy it.
Sydney technology startup investor and accelerator group BlueChilli is set to put its AU$10 million venture fund to work after being recognised by the Australian government as a 'Registered Early Stage Venture Capital Partnership'.
The Department of Communications has revealed the full extent of the cost for the panel tasked with conducting a cost-benefit analysis into Australia's broadband options, and the other reviews it has undertaken since the election of the Coalition government.
The Victorian government is dipping into its AU$12 million Technology Innovation Fund to back a program that is aimed at digitising courtroom paperwork and providing a mobile solution for case management and transparency.
A new program launched by the Victorian government is aiming to assist in generating a potential AU$3.5 billion productivity boost by improving the information and communications technology skills among small and medium-sized business owners.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) knows a thing or two about cloud computing, and they've decided to share some good recommendations. Plus an anti-NSA phone and more government tech shenanigans from the world over.
One of Australia's leading technology startup players will be heading up the CSIRO, as Australia's largest science research body grapples with federal government budget cuts.
The move to a multi-technology mix for the National Broadband Network means that Telstra's structural separation should be reviewed, according to Optus' head of regulatory and corporate affairs David Epstein.
The Australian Opposition is calling for the government to ensure that new premises will not have to pay for a connection onto the National Broadband Network.
NBN Co's different technology types should be split into separate companies with large parts sold off, the government-commissioned panel looking into Australia's broadband has argued.
Huawei plans to sink over $4 billion in fixed broadband technology research within the next three years.
Italy's path to broadband nirvana isn't going to be an easy one, but the new government is hoping that tax breaks and less red tape can help speed the process.
Although the agreement with the U.S. government does not land the technology giant in any trouble for now, it could still face repercussions.
The additional investment is to be funded through the extension of an existing levy on telecommunications providers.
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Many governments have taken to e-government services as it is often more efficient, helps save costs and provides better citizen engagement. However, government agencies should also rethink their e-governance as a transformation tool, rather than a challenge to overcome.
The British government is trumpeting a milestone for its £1.7bn ($2.9bn) Superfast Broadband project, which is taking broadband to rural areas from the Isle of Wight to the Outer Hebrides