The International Telecommunications Union has approved the G.fast broadband technology standard, allowing it to become broadly commercially available in a bid to help service providers deliver speeds over DSL of up to 1Gbps in mixed-technology broadband delivery scenarios.
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The latest analysis of results from ZDNet’s Broadband SpeedTest show the fastest DSL connections are in small regional towns that have their own phone exchange. City suburbs are nowhere close to reaching their top speeds.
The latest results from the ZDNet Broadband Speedtest show that Telstra DSL speeds are faster than anyone's, but how much of that is a reflection of the telco's dominance in the market?
Australia's number two DSL provider iiNet currently only services 3.7 per cent of the premises, with ADSL in the first release sites passed by National Broadband Network (NBN) fibre, but the company is projecting that this will grow as the roll-out progresses.
Clearwire's 4G WiMAX service is fast, but is it good enough to replace Cable or DSL Broadband?
Every time someone gets fed up with their rural DSL or the slow pace of fibre rollout, they wonder if wireless broadband isn't the solution. I often feel like Scottie on the Enterprise ('the laws o' physics willnae take it, Cap'n').
While the super-fast speeds associated with the National Broadband Network are still a while off for those outside the first sites to be rolled out, iiNet is set to offer businesses faster ADSL, with today's launch of its bonded DSL.
Researchers at the Alcatel-Lucent labs used 'DSL phantom mode' to demo broadband speeds of up to 300Mbps over two traditional copper lines
Western Australian internet service provider iiNet took an extra 47,500 broadband customers over the past year, and also added over 67,000 naked DSL subscribers.
Optus this morning announced it would offer naked DSL broadband plans, as well as broadband offerings provided on a "month-to-month" basis.
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 [...]
Cometh the hour, cometh the plan
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 [...]
The regulator says DSL over normal copper phone lines could give broadband speeds of 50Mbps or more, as long as fibre is laid to the street cabinets
Despite the rush by other providers to start selling so-called naked DSL, where broadband is sold without a phone line, the nation's third largest telco AAPT today said it would continue to hold back on the grounds that the product has been priced too low.
Within two months, Internode will tackle customers who have previously sat in ADSL black spots, by offering its new naked service up to seven kilometres from its own exchange network.
Largest cable companies in the US added 1.19 mln broadband subscribers in Q1 2008, according to Leichtman Research Group. Phone companies added 1.01 mln DSL customers in Q1 2008. Since Q3 2004, phone companies had been adding subscribers faster than cable, closing in on cable’s lead in total subscribers. But that lead is now widening, [...]
An interesting snippet (via Engadget) claims that the Russian equivalent of Ofcom - Rossvyazokhrankultura, short for the Russian Mass Media, Communications and Cultural Protection Service -- has decided that all WiFi devices in Russia need to be registered. Moreover, if you want to set up your own network - in other words, have broadband wireless at home by bunging a router on your DSL line - you'll need a special license, potentially including the consent of your local security agency.
Internode has announced a roadmap for the rollout of naked DSL services -- broadband access without a phone line subscription -- but claims it's being careful to avoid some of the challenges faced by fellow naked provider iiNet.
I have received a very friendly reminder from ooVoo that their System Requirements say "Broadband connection (Cable, DSL etc..)", and I think it is only fair to repeat that again - I don't want it to sound like I am faulting them for marginal performance in an environment that they don't even claim to work in!
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