The hassle of going weeks without fixed-line internet while switching between providers could be over after iiNet announced a new rapid-transfer system that will only mean hours of downtime for ADSL2+ or Naked DSL customers transferring from rival telcos, rather than up to two weeks.
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In 2001, during the early years of consumer DSL, the markets were very much dominated by incumbent telcos, overall constituting around 96% of all DSL connections. Some of the earliest competitors to appear were in the Nordic territories and Germany, where broadband was implemented and adopted much earlier, as well as in multi-incumbent territories such as Finland and the UK, ScreenDigest says.
A recent blog entry by Peter Rojas over...
Broadband content is the new ballgame for telcos, and BT hopes to use its DSL network to supply it on demand
BT did pull its finger out on the local loop but now WiMax is on the agenda…
Fibre-to-the-home (FttH) technology is nearing a critical stage of its commercial development, according to veteran telecommunications analyst Paul Budde, as he predicts rollouts will reach parity with copper, DSL and DLC networks this year.Budde says although FttH projects have been variously trialled since the 1980s, the technology will reach a later stage of development this year, with US telcos leading the race.
"Operators should not expect pots of gold from DSL..."
Telcos Energis and Thus have won a draft determination from Oftel that BT has to negotiate better terms for wholesale DSL network access.
The Baby Bells and many Internet service providers are hoping high-speed digital subscriber line service will boost their growth. Don't count on it -- at least until DSL Net service gets a lot easier to hook up and service improves.
European telcos have delayed rolling out DSL in favour of existing revenue streams, claims a new report
£40 a month broadband access to porn is predicted to be in huge demand by 2002
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