Over 420,000 more customers will receive fixed-wireless and fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) broadband services after an NBN Co review recommended an additional 1300 wireless towers be built – at an additional cost of $1.7 billion – to prevent latent demand from swamping satellite services to be launched in 2016.
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Optus Satellite has inked a three-year wholesale deal with New Zealand internet provider, Wireless Nation, to deliver satellite broadband services to customers across the county.
Australian wireless broadband company BigAir has agreed to buy Anittel's hosting and network infrastructure business for AU$6.5 million.
As part of a push back into the wireless broadband market, Optus is planning a trial of fixed 4G broadband services that could replace ADSL2.
The Obama administration unveils an ambitious plan to connect 99 percent of American students to high-speed broadband and wireless Internet within five years.
Wireless technology is evolving on all fronts — in personal, local and wide area networks — and in some surprising directions. Here are the latest developments in Wi-Fi, mobile broadband, white space radio and more.
High-frequency radios may offer a solution to rural fibre shortcomings.
The CEO of VoIP and broadband service provider MyNetFone talks about the essential gadgets to bring when travelling abroad.
Virgin will offer a 4G broadband plan with no excess data charges for wireless broadband users.
If wireless broadband is supposed to liberate us from fixed-line data tethers, it's a dream that won't become a reality any time soon.
Critics of the NBN have pointed to wireless as the future of connectivity, but the numbers do not back up the claims made thus far.
An Abbott-led Coalition government would keep the fixed-wireless and satellite components of Australia's National Broadband Network project.
Broadband arm of True Corporation aims to up speed by 30 percent to better compete following the country's 3G commercial wireless service rollout next month.
India's Telecom Commission approves move to let companies with wireless broadband airwaves also offer voice services for a US$306 million fee, which could heighten competition with telcos.
The maximum download and upload speeds for fixed-wireless and satellite services on the National Broadband Network have been more than doubled to 25Mbps down and 5Mbps up, the Australian government has announced.
Europe is hoping a more unified telecoms sector will spur investments in fast broadband and wireless.
The telco, which used to be a mobile player before it sold O2 to Telefónica in 2005, will take part in the upcoming 4G spectrum auction. It is quite likely, though, that it wants the airwaves to provide a wireless alternative to fixed-line broadband.
Does high fixed broadband penetration mean lower wireless demand? This infographic shows where countries sit when it comes to their adoption of both technologies.
By mid-2014, the 27 European member states will have twice the amount of spectrum than the United States dedicated to high-speed wireless broadband, thanks to a mandate delivered by the European Commission today.
The latest ABS figures should finally put to rest any crazy notion that wireless is killing demand for fixed broadband.
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