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.
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Optus' NBN pricing not only dispels fears that the NBN will be prohibitively expensive, but takes an interesting shift by replacing the oft-maligned bundled landline with incentives for customers to bundle a mobile. This confirms Optus' view that wireless is a complement to the NBN — and confirms the changing nature of the fixed-line land rush as telcos jockey to maximise their customer base before the NBN hits.
Even with governments looking to subsidize telcos to avail free wireless broadband connectivity, paid access will remain due to demand and need to recover investment costs.
Telcos are clamouring for clarity around plans for next-generation wireless spectrum, but Stephen Conroy has been so distracted lately that enabling the NBN's 4 per cent seems to be on the back burner. The right approach could kill two birds with one stone — and keep Australia from missing yet another broadband boat.
Google's mobile strategy has run into serious problems. Wireless telcos are concerned about becoming 'dumb pipes'...
Accessing the Internet from cell phones is possible but the experience is poor. Mobile web browser performance is clunky, few web sites are designed for cell phone access, and the customer bill can be astronomical.
David Spence Wireless telco Unwired's chief executive officer David Spence is to chair the Internet Industry Association's (IIA) board in 2006, with a number of other heavyweights taking places by his side. The IIA is an industry group representing Australian online interests such as telcos, content creators, e-commerce traders, educational institutions and vendors.
Incumbent operators appear to have won a small victory against the rise of Wi-Fi networks they can't control, but the war could be unwinnable if their assets turn out to be junk
BT did pull its finger out on the local loop but now WiMax is on the agenda…
Boingo Wireless said Monday it will begin offering software to cellular carriers, wireless telcos and Internet service providers to accelerate their entry into the Wi-Fi business. The software, Boingo Platform Services, will open up a network of Wi-Fi hot spot locations to carriers and ISPs so their subscribers will be able to wirelessly access the Internet.
Think 2003 will finally be "the year of wireless broadband?" Sorry… Oliver Rist says it ain't gonna happen--and you can blame the telcos.
Peter Judge: It looks to me as if the telecoms providers have decided that despite the threat to their 3G services, they have to learn to love the wireless LAN.
A Forester study says telcos had better begin installing wireless access points now or get left out. It also predicts that Bluetooth and Wireless LAN can live together profitably.
European telecommunications companies are facing a new crisisthat threatens to bring them to their knees within two years, stiflingthe development of next-generation wireless innovations and evenstalling the economy, experts warned Wednesday.The threat has emerged from just one source, the unprecedentedsums paid by telcos for licences to UMTS, the technology that isexpected to revolutionise communications with cheap,high-bandwidth wireless connections.
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