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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

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

Foxtel asks for Telstra lock-in

Cable TV operator Foxtel has asked the nation's competition regulator to let it provide what appears to be a new internet video service through its iQ and iQ2 set-top boxes on the condition that customers have a broadband connection with its part-owner Telstra.

June 3, 2010 by

I Want My Free Broadband Video

The internet's inner workings are a mysterious thing to most people, even to most of the coffee shop geeksperts who ponder the implications of each new free cloud app that is presented for their approval on their laptops as they enjoy their morning latte.The underlying plumbing isn't sexy - it's just there and works like the coffee shop restroom, and if it stops working that's a big #fail and people should be publicly chastised online: that's the power of the social internet.

March 9, 2010 by

Alcatel-Lucent's blatant NBN pitch

There's a certain ridiculousness to Alcatel-Lucent's National Broadband Network video production that goes to the heart of an obvious worry that it will ultimately be left out when the cheques are signed.

October 14, 2009 by

Doug Campbell: Video interview

Get the full picture on the Tasmanian leg of the National Broadband Network in this wide-ranging video interview with TNBN Company chairman and ex-Telstra executive Doug Campbell.

September 7, 2009 by

NBN delays 'almost inevitable': Lundy

ACT senator and former shadow Minister for ICT Kate Lundy told last month in a video interview that a project as large as the National Broadband Network was bound to see schedule slippage.

August 6, 2009 by

Minchin would bring back OPEL

If the Coalition were back in power today it would bring back the $950 million rural broadband network plans which Communications Minister Stephen Conroy cancelled, Shadow Minister Nick Minchin said in a video interview with last week.

March 8, 2009 by

Nick Minchin: Video interview

Shadow Communications Minister Nick Minchin speaks to in this video interview about his fight for the best broadband outcome for the Australian public.

March 8, 2009 by

4.5 bln mobile users by 2013

By 2013, there will be over 140 mln U.S. consumers paying for mobile broadband, which will extend video, communication, networking, and support services to all sorts of devices. Parks Associates forecasts 4.5 bln mobile phone users worldwide by 2013, with many people using these devices as gateways for entertainment services, community information, and social networking. [...]

January 6, 2009

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