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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?

March 7, 2012 by

Broadband speeds down by a third in evenings

The average broadband connection speed drops by around a third during the evening, a uSwitch survey published on Wednesday has shown.It is well-known that evenings are the busiest time for web-surfing, as people are at home, awake and liable to engage in relatively heavy-duty online video consumption and music downloading.

November 16, 2011 by

NBN Co to launch video services in 2012

The National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) has unveiled plans to launch its multi-cast video product, which will allow video services such as Foxtel to be delivered through the NBN in the middle of 2012, but the product will only be available for premises in the fibre footprint.

August 11, 2011 by

Why are we stuck on Census 1.0?

Millions of Australians sat down this week to give the government a snapshot of what the country looks like and what its citizens are up to, but I don't think the census went far enough with its line of questioning.

August 11, 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.

March 10, 2011 by

NBN Co late on business case

NBN Co has not yet delivered its business case to the Federal Government, despite having previously said it would be handed over by 31 May, the group's chief executive Mike Quigley confirmed this week.

June 28, 2010 by

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