The minimum speed has been set by the national telecoms body and is part of a plan of progressive improvements
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Australia's peak body for non-dominant telcos has slammed Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull's inquiry into the national broadband landscape, dismissing its findings as 'rehashed, discredited theoretical arguments'.
Two of the United States' largest telecommunications companies, AT&T and Verizon, are shying away from the government's move to boost its definition of what constitutes broadband from 4Mbps to 10Mbps.
Ofcom's faster line repair ruling is full of good intentions, but will Openreach rise to the challenge?
When an earthquake hit the region around Pieve di Cento, the village became a symbol of the disaster. Now the area is showing other small towns left off telcos' fibre rollout plans how to make sure superfast broadband reaches them.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has launched a new website built on data collected from the telcos purporting to display broadband availability across Australia.
The ACCC is forging ahead with a proposal to audit broadband speeds, while telcos believe that the Australian competition watchdog is targeting a non-issue.
A fire at SingTel's network exchange at Bukit Panjang in the Northwest of Singapore has affected its services and of those leasing its lines, such as rival telcos' fiber broadband and cable TV, and bank ATMs and branches.
In a strongly-worded statement, six local telcos and a coalition of Asia-Pacific carriers are opposing the proposed deal which will indirectly give SingTel total ownership of Singapore's fiber broadband network builder.
An analysis of the Coalition's options for the National Broadband Network if it wins the September election has suggested Australia's two largest telcos could take an equity interest in a modified NBN Co.
India's Telecom Commission approves move to let companies with wireless broadband airwaves also offer voice services for a US$306 million fee, which could heighten competition with telcos.
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.
Having consulted on the matter, the regulator is now making its first tentative steps in preparing for yet another digital switchover. This time, however, moving digital TV views over to new spectrum should be a much easier task.
Telcos such as Globe and Smart get the greenlight for their plans to jointly use mobile and broadband frequencies with other carriers, to help address network congestion.
According to Ofcom's latest report, U.K. broadband users are enjoying average speeds of 9Mbps.
TalkTalk has maintained its position as the UK's most complained-about broadband provider for the fifth quarter running.The company beat fellow ISPs Sky, BT, Orange and Virgin to hold onto the dubious honour for the first quarter of this year, according to data published by communications regulator Ofcom on Tuesday.
BT is likely to enjoy lighter controls on the amount it can charge for its leased lines in London, under proposals revealed by Ofcom on Monday.Leased lines offer high-end fibre connectivity as a retail product for business customers, and also as a wholesale product for smaller telcos that resell fixed and mobile broadband services.
The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has urged Telstra and the other telcos to join forces in their access negotiations with NBN Co.
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?
NBN Co has fired back at suggestions from Telstra and other telcos that it will introduce new products at high prices solely for the purpose of recouping the cost of building the National Broadband Network (NBN) under its special access undertaking (SAU).