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Should the govt extend the NBN overseas?

The death of the Pacific Fibre undersea cable reflects continuing risk aversion in the telecoms private sector. Given the NBN's looming bandwidth hunger, should the government step in and extend the network overseas?

August 6, 2012 by

Why you shouldn't root your wallet

Can someone steal all your money through a rooted phone? Is Australia being too precious about cloud in government and are we at the end of the rural ADSL price squeeze?

February 16, 2012

China to digitize cable TV by 2015

Chinese government reveals plans to digitize all cable TV networks in country by 2015, including proposal to set up national cable television network company, in efforts to spur convergence of cable TV, Internet and telecommunications, news report states.

March 23, 2011 by

Wikileaks cables: Lebanon feared Iran-funded fibre

The Lebanese government complained in 2008 that Hezbollah had set up an Iran-funded fibre network, along with pockets of WiMax coverage, a cable uncovered through Wikileaks has shown.According to the cable, the fibre network covered the whole of Lebanon and WiMax covered Beirut's southern suburbs.

December 6, 2010 by

Foreign Office gives £82m IT contract to C&W Worldwide

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has signed an £82m, five and a half year contract with Cable&Wireless Worldwide to provide communications for the government department.C&WW will provide a suite of internet telephony and data services, including managed video conferencing, unified communications, security, mobility and cloud-based application services, to the FCO, the company said on Tuesday.

September 14, 2010 by

EXCLUSIVE: C-SPAN launches gadget-fueled 'Debate Hub' as social, political destination

If you love using your gadgets -- and you're fired up about this year's election -- have I got a site for you.Less than 24 hours before the first debate, C-SPAN, the cable network known for airing non-stop, unfiltered coverage of government proceedings, has unveiled its "Debate Hub," a social destination for the American public during the four presidential and vice-presidential debates leading up to this year's election.

September 25, 2008 by

SA to fill Adelaide's ADSL blackspots

The South Australian government has gone to market for a telecommunications carrier to fill Adelaide's ADSL black spots until the $4.7 billion national fibre-to-the-node broadband network (NBN) gets underway.

July 28, 2008 by

Telstra would extend ADSL with funding

Giant telco Telstra today revealed it would extend its existing rollout of ADSL technology to broadband-starved rural areas, if a bid for government funding was successful. The telco and its rivals are currently competing for hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for rural broadband infrastructure under the federal government's Broadband Connect program.

January 14, 2007 by

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