A new ITU standard will bring fibre broadband closer to premises, providing access speeds of 500Mbps to 1Gbps at distances of up to 100m from new distribution points.
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BT researchers have been running field trials using the ITU's draft G.fast standard, and have already achieved download speeds of 800Mbps over short distances. It certainly goes well beyond BT Infinity…
But mobile internet access keeps going up
Regulator changes the rules to try to give BT's competitors a chance in a more level playing field.
Telstra's wholesale customers were not given access to new ADSL products at the same time as Telstra's own retail ISP BigPond, the ACCC has found.
Telecoms giant posts strong financials for the year on back of fibre broadband growth
BT engineers have been accused of pilfering lines and leaving customers in the lurch in order to set up new connections. It happens all the time, according to some.
For the first time since Ofcom started collecting complaints statistics, BT has taken the top spot.
A Central Coast-based animator that has worked to restore some of the missing early episodes of Doctor Who has said he may move his business to the UK if he can't access faster, and cheaper broadband.
Netflix will pay Comcast to access their broadband networks directly. The agreement spans multiple years and should improve Netflix performance for Comcast subscribers.
After initially holding out, iiNet is set to sign an agreement on access terms for the National Broadband Network.
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.
In a region where internet access can cost 40 percent of a month's wages if it's available at all, there's much to be done before the benefits of broadband will be felt equally across the Middle East and North Africa.
A town that was promised early access to the National Broadband Network as part of the Square Kilometer Array project has called on the Australian government to continue the project.
Network operator Chorus launches two-pronged attack on the regulator's decision to slash the price it can charge for broadband access over New Zealand's legacy copper network.
Australia doesn't need the ultimate in hyper-fast broadband to innovate; merely ubiquitous access to solid speeds at a fair price, and the willingness to just get on and do it.
The good news is that more Americans than ever have broadband. The bad news is that it's still not that fast and, according to Pew, 30 percent don't have any landline broadband access.
Content-equivalent IPTV services diminish the value of Foxtel's HFC network – and could push Telstra toward an open-access wholesale broadband model that would benefit both the NBN and itself.
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.
A ubiquitous network will give everyone equal access, but is it all about income? After all, four of the top 10 broadband areas are on Sydney's leafy upper north shore.
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