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Broadband is not a utility, nor is the NBN. Discuss.

Pragmatism has already forced Malcolm Turnbull to step away from the Coalition's non-interventionist telecoms dogma. But as a coalition of US carriers threatens a freeze on infrastructure if that country's government declares broadband, it's worth considering which approach will deliver the most desirable outcomes.

May 18, 2014 by

Huawei's South Korea contract concerns US

Top US officials have expressed concern at reports that Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is set to build a new broadband network in South Korea that Washington sees as a possible spying risk.

December 3, 2013

How grassroots broadband can succeed where telcos fear to tread

Slow broadband in rural areas is often a fact of life for local inhabitants that has to be endured until one of the big telecoms operators decides it's economically viable to extend their network. It's not easy, but not-for-profit grassroots community projects can provide an economically viable alternative.

December 12, 2012 by

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 review

The Transformer Pad Infinity retains the superb physical design of its predecessors, adding a new high-resolution screen without impacting battery life. We'd like to see mobile broadband support, a lighter weight for the tablet/keyboard combo and a lower price, but the Infinity is still a class-leading product.

August 8, 2012 by

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 review

The Transformer Pad Infinity retains the superb physical design of its predecessors, adding a new high-resolution screen without impacting battery life. We'd like to see mobile broadband support, a lighter weight for the tablet/keyboard combo and a lower price, but the Infinity is still a class-leading product.

August 8, 2012 by

Malaysia held up as NBN king

Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull used Malaysia as an example of how Australia should be treating broadband in a speech yesterday, after Informa Telecoms and Media (T&M) released statistics showing that Malaysia's roll-out is trumping others in the region.

May 15, 2012 by

BT and TalkTalk rapped over broadband sales info

Fewer than half of customers calling BT and TalkTalk are given accurate broadband download speed information before the point of purchase, according to telecoms watchdog Ofcom.Ofcom said on Tuesday that the overall number of people being told about the download speeds of broadband packages had improved but that there were still companies, such as BT and TalkTalk, whose customer service staff failed to provide download speed information without being prompted in more than half of all calls.

May 15, 2012 by

Watchdog puts brakes on BT Infinity ads

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld four complaints against the advertising of BT's super-fast Infinity broadband service on the grounds that they could be misleading.The ASA said on Wednesday that it had investigated four complaints about BT's advertising of its Infinity broadband packages — which appeared in print, online and on television — put forward by rival broadband provider Virgin Media.

April 18, 2012 by

TalkTalk tops Ofcom complaints again

TalkTalk Group attracted more complaints than any other UK telecoms operator between October 2011 and December 2011, according to Ofcom.TalkTalk generated more complaints as a proportion of its customer base for fixed broadband services than any other company.

March 22, 2012 by

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