DSL, slow old DSL, may yet come back to compete with cable and fibre for the last-mile internet speed championship.
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The government's audit of broadband availability may be riddled with errors and optimistic proclamations, but it lays the groundwork for the massive task ahead of the NBN's builders – even if it includes handing large swathes of Australia to HFC monopolists on a silver platter.
OpenNet restricted from engaging other subcontractors to alleviate connection delays as it is contractually required to provide minimum level of work to key subcontractor SingTel, exec says.
Singapore users expected to fully adopt next-generation nationwide broadband network in five years' time; targeting tech savvy and early adopters first, key to gaining market foothold, says CEO of local Internet provider.
Microsoft is reportedly adding services from two major cable providers to its Xbox Live line-up, which begs the question: Do we even need cable boxes anymore?
Service providers describe enterprise adoption of country's next-generation fiber services as "encouraging", but highlight that some businesses unable to hop on since fiber installation has yet to reach their premises.
Diplomatic cables published via Wikileaks show that Microsoft agreed to train Tunisian law enforcement officers in IT as a way to convince the government to drop an open-source mandate
The US embassy in The Hague greeted Neelie Kroes's appointment as competition commissioner in 2004 by suggesting she might soothe tensions between EU regulators and US-based big business, a cable published by Wikileaks has revealed.Kroes, who left the post at the start of 2010 to become digital agenda commissioner, ended up forcing Microsoft to change its browser-bundling policies.
Asia remains world's fastest-growing broadband market, thanks primarily to large subscriber base in China, reveals new study from Broadband Forum.
update Next-gen communication technologies a key highlight at this year's mega ICT tradeshow, which boasts a new venue and more exhibitors, says organizer.
One of the latest batch of leaked US embassy cables suggest that China is abusing its access to Microsoft source code by using the information to carry out cyber warfare.
Clearwire's 4G WiMAX service is fast, but is it good enough to replace Cable or DSL Broadband?
The regulator wants ISPs to be more accurate in their predictions of broadband speeds, as research shows a widening gap between marketing and reality
Telecom operators in Malaysia chalk up highest Ethernet broadband circuit cost within Asia-Pacific region where consumer demand for higher bandwidth continues to grow, according to a study.
Motion-sensing technology behind Microsoft Kinect controller coming to home theater PCs, cable boxes
Microsoft has been causing a commotion with its motion-sensing Kinect controller, which it plans to bring to the Xbox 360 later this year. But the company is licensing the 3D-camera technology from an Israeli firm PrimeSense, which has been working to bring it to your living room through other channels.
Last week, I was prepared to write off digital cable support in Windows Media Center. The technology appeared to be on life support on the way to being declared dead. And then, last night at CEDIA, Microsoft made a trio of announcements that revived the technology. Here's why Media Center fans finally have reason to be enthusiastic about cable support.
Already in many emerging markets, cellular phones are far more prevalent than computers, driving many in educational technology to consider non-traditional computing deployments that leverage cellular technology instead of optical, cable, DSL or other data circuits. Even in more mature markets, one has to wonder what role smartphones can play in keeping kids connected to data sources, documents, and communications media.
More information has surfaced about the botnet "psyb0t," the first known to be capable of directly infecting home routers and cable/DSL modems.It was first observed infecting a Netcomm NB5 modem/router in Australia.
Korea had 12.2 fiber-optic connections per 100 inhabitants in June 2008, compared with 10.5 cable broadband connections, and 8.4 DSL connections. The fiber penetration rate jumped from 10.4% in the previous OECD survey in December 2007. Japan has a fiber penetration of 10.2%, followed by DSL with 9.6% and cable with 3.1%. The only country [...]
DSL providers maintain an edge in the home broadband market, with 46% of home broadband users saying they subscribe to DSL and 39% saying they have cable modem service. As a home high-speed connection, wireless has also increased its presence - from next to nothing in 2002 up to 12% of the home broadband market [...]