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June 27, 2012

AVM Fritz!Box 7330 and 7360 VoIP routers

Hot on the heels of the launch of the entry-level Fritz!Box 3270, German manufacturer AVM has added two more models to its range of consumer VoIP routers.

March 7, 2012 by

Fanboys swoon, telcos cross themselves

Telecommunications carriers were already facing the difficult dynamics of a data-based mobile market where demand and revenues are following much different curves. Now that the new iPad has bowed, are telcos once-buoyant hopes for mobile broadband just going to end up sunk?

February 20, 2012 by

NZ NBN to add NZ$33bn to economy

New Zealand's Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) and Rural Broadband Initiatives (RBI) look set to deliver a NZ$33 billion boost to the New Zealand economy, says an Alcatel-Lucent study released today.

July 19, 2011 by

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.

June 21, 2011 by

OTT services to make or break operators

Managing relationships with over-the-top service vendors such as Microsoft, which owns Skype, and Google with YouTube, will be vital in determining telcos' success in evolving telecommunications arena, say industry watchers.

April 20, 2011 by

AT&T's smartphone diversification pays off this quarter

AT&T posted its first quarter earnings for 2011 on Wednesday, and those numbers were certainly something to boast about. Specifically, it turned out to be a "record quarter for smartphone sales," despite the threat of Verizon picking up the iPhone 4. What saved AT&T?

April 11, 2011 by

Ausgrid ponders NBN smart meter options

Energy companies could end up buying or spinning off internet service providers (ISPs) to subsidise the high cost of National Broadband Network (NBN) connections to support smart-meter roll-outs, an Ausgrid senior network executive has suggested.

March 10, 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.


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