More internet users and devices, faster broadband speeds and more video viewing will result in global IP traffic reaching 1.6 zettabytes by 2018.
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The Australian government requested detailed information on line lengths, ADSL port availability, and ADSL infrastructure as part of its review into Australia's broadband adequacy.
Telecom New Zealand this week announced its rollout of VDSL — the copper-based broadband technology promising speeds three to four times that of ADSL lines.
The 2012 London Games requires the participation of multiple content delivery providers internationally in order to service intense demand for mobile and broadband video. Tempe, Arizona-based Limelight Networks is in the center of it.
Networks will be taxed to the limit as bandwidth demand surges as HD video and various applications gobble up resources.
The average broadband connection speed drops by around a third during the evening, a uSwitch survey published on Wednesday has shown.It is well-known that evenings are the busiest time for web-surfing, as people are at home, awake and liable to engage in relatively heavy-duty online video consumption and music downloading.
The National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) has unveiled plans to launch its multi-cast video product, which will allow video services such as Foxtel to be delivered through the NBN in the middle of 2012, but the product will only be available for premises in the fibre footprint.
Australia's number two DSL provider iiNet currently only services 3.7 per cent of the premises, with ADSL in the first release sites passed by National Broadband Network (NBN) fibre, but the company is projecting that this will grow as the roll-out progresses.
The National Broadband Network Company has responded to criticism that it's not explaining its mission well to Tasmanian residents, saying that it had appointed a community relations manager in the state. It's also reassured those in areas to be served by wireless that existing ADSL broadband over Telstra's existing copper network won't be shut down for 10 years.
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.
The national competition regulator has broken with the differentiated pricing strategy it has used until now to set the wholesale cost of the underlying building block of ADSL broadband, instead mandating a flat rate of $16 per month for most of Australia.
PlusNet's trial of fibre-to-the-cabinet technology has produced average real-world download speeds of 30Mbps, the company has said.In a blog post inviting more people to join the super-fast broadband trial before it ends "soon", the BT-owned ISP said ADSL customers who signed up to the trial before 25 January could get FTTC broadband at the same price "for as long as they like".
Connection and video streaming are among main issues concerning quality of mobile broadband surfing here, while a significant portion of users are willing to pay a premium for improved experience, finds a survey.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has published an open letter stating that there might be a case for tighter regulation of Telstra's ADSL broadband services.
Now for anyone who hasn't yet got a decent ADSL Broadband connection, you be glad to know (or maybe not) that if you exchange has more than a 1000 residents, you can now register your interest for converting your town from ADSL to FTTP/FTTC (Fibre to the premises/Fibre to the cab)To register your interest goto the BT Website: http://www.racetoinfinity.
Internode has become the latest internet service provider (ISP) to launch an ADSL broadband plan featuring a terabyte of broadband quota.
The Coalition has unveiled its $6 billion rival broadband policy to Labor's National Broadband Network project, with the central planks being a competitive backhaul network, regional and metropolitan wireless networks and an ADSL enrichment program that will target telephone exchanges without ADSL2+ broadband.
While the super-fast speeds associated with the National Broadband Network are still a while off for those outside the first sites to be rolled out, iiNet is set to offer businesses faster ADSL, with today's launch of its bonded DSL.
Microsoft's Mobile OS Maze, YouTube's video editing tool and the FCC's next step toward a national broadband plan are among today's top headlines. Get the rolling posts by RSS, or email.
Cable TV operator Foxtel has asked the nation's competition regulator to let it provide what appears to be a new internet video service through its iQ and iQ2 set-top boxes on the condition that customers have a broadband connection with its part-owner Telstra.