Replicating current analogue services over the Coalition's FttN NBN will be complex, expensive, time-consuming and may not be a "sensible" use of government funding, a confidential NBN Co assessment has warned.
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The CEO of VoIP and broadband service provider MyNetFone talks about the essential gadgets to bring when travelling abroad.
The instant messaging client is set to lose interoperability with Windows Live Messenger, along with its Chat Rooms, Pingbox and paid-for VoIP features.
The Fritz!Box 3370 broadband router will appeal to those who don't need AVM's customary analogue and DECT telephony features, but it's on the pricey side.
Wholesale broadband provider Eftel has picked up VoIP provider Engin for AU$9.1 million.
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.
Virgin Media has launched a tariff that features all-you-can-eat data, offering it at a discount to existing customers of the company's TV and broadband services.The new Premiere tariff costs £26 per month and includes unlimited texts and data, 2,500 monthly voice minutes, bundled phone insurance and a pre-installed Mobile Rescue remote security app.
Traditional networks not optimized to deliver new and future workloads effectively in converging environment, and enterprises need to invest to keep up, market players say.
One of the strangest arguments against the NBN is that it's going to raise the price of broadband access. What those spouting this argument don't seem to realise is that next-generation access prices won't be any cheaper — and if Telstra has its way, it will make NBN Co's pricing look like loose change while killing VoIP, IPTV and "naked" services.
National broadband provider iiNet has responded to comments by Telstra that consumer-grade Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony isn't yet reliable enough for use by pointing out that it has 170,000 customers using the technology — and they're very happy, thank you very much.
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.
AVM's Fritz!Box routers (such as the Fritz!Box 7390) are notable for the extensive range of VoIP telephony features they offer.
update Singapore Telecommunications unveils three cloud service packages encompassing its carriage and backend billing system capabilities in bid to move away from simply providing fat pipes to companies.
As Singapore's next-generation national broadband network deployment continues afoot, the three local telcos share with ZDNet Asia their plans to tap the fast-speed fiber to differentiate their offerings.
Already the world's largest broadband market, country was main source of new subscriptions in first quarter of this year, contributing nearly half of 14 million lines globally, reveals Broadband Forum.
The service will be available on some HDTVs as well as PCs, but it requires broadband uplink speeds that are more that twice the UK average
Frugal Friday: Optimum Ultra and DOCSIS 3.0, Crapware, When to replace a PC, Engine Yard and Ruby on Rails
Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss my adventures in Optimum Ultra 100Mbps cable broadband service (and experience the hilarity of early adoption when my VOIP cuts out 3 times during the broadcast) the bane of crapware, the decision of when to replace a small business computer, and talk to Michael Mullany, Vice President of Marketing for Engine Yard, a cloud-based Ruby on Rails application hosting provider.Click here to listen to the July 3, 2009 Frugal Friday Podcast.
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?
The operator hopes to attract its rivals' customers with the offer of an inexpensive SIM card that requires no credit top-up in order to make calls and send instant messages over Skype
This is a good-looking 14in. ultraportable with a particularly nice display. However, the design leaves it short of space for ports and connectors, while the keyboard has too much flex for comfort.
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