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Why we can't trust Telstra with FTTP

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.

July 19, 2011 by

iiNet slams Telstra over VoIP stance

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.

May 4, 2011 by

Wi-Fi use can slow downloads by 30 percent, study finds

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.

March 10, 2011 by

Vividwireless looks to increase coverage

Vividwireless is planning to expand its east coast mobile broadband services in the next 18 months, via either its existing WiMax technology or Time Division Duplex Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE) technology, the company revealed today.

February 6, 2011

WiMax Forum pins hopes on India

Major BWA operators in India are testing WiMax equipment, confirms group official, who expresses confidence these market players will realize business case for the broadband wireless access technology.

August 20, 2010 by

Sprint and Clearwire were first out of the gates with 4G products that use WiMax technology. But Verizon Wireless has big plans for Long Term Evolution, which promises to deliver faster mobile broadband. Wireless carriers are either deploying LTE or planning pilots in the months ahead. If 4G lives up to the hype, it may allow broadband customers to cut the cords for 4G.

April 14, 2010 by

Seven's dream to turn vivid nightmare?

Australia definitely loves its wireless broadband — but as Seven firms up plans to deploy high-speed WiMax wireless services this year under its vividwireless brand, the big question is whether the geographically-limited service can become relevant in an already crowded wireless landscape.

February 15, 2010 by

Alcatel-Lucent: WiMax lost against LTE

Mobile industry has clearly chosen long-term evolution for next-gen mobile broadband connectivity, Alcatel-Lucent exec says, adding that the company is no longer putting a lot of effort into WiMax.

February 2, 2010 by

WiMax lost against LTE, says Alcatel Lucent

The mobile industry has clearly chosen LTE over WiMax for the next generation of mobile broadband connectivity, a senior Alcatel Lucent executive has said.Patrick Plas, Alcatel Lucent's chief operating officer for wireless, said on Monday that the company is "not putting a lot of effort into this technology [WiMax] any longer", adding that upcoming LTE launches by companies such as Verizon showed "a clear direction taken by the industry towards LTE".

February 2, 2010 by

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