Politically charged and economically vital, the technology of broadband defines the limits of how services and data can reach from the enterprise to the home. New standards battle it out with established players on cable, in fibre and over wireless, bringing technical, regulatory and commercial pressures to bear on a rapidly changing market.
Articles about Broadband
The government's audit of broadband availability may be riddled with errors and optimistic proclamations, but it lays the groundwork for the massive task ahead of the NBN's builders – even if it includes handing large swathes of Australia to HFC monopolists on a silver platter.
Fears are rising that a "nuclear option" could be used to degrade copper broadband services in New Zealand and drive users to fibre.
New Zealand network operator reports a tranche of cost cutting measures is likely to be implemented in July.
Netflix will pay Comcast to access their broadband networks directly. The agreement spans multiple years and should improve Netflix performance for Comcast subscribers.
Singapore's business-focused fundamentals and geographic access are drawing global tech companies to its shores, but lack of talent and high costs may curb future takers.
A Wall Street Journal story confirms other recent reports that Netflix traffic on FiOS and other ISPs is slowing, as the companies battle over bandwidth costs.
In a region where internet access can cost 40 percent of a month's wages if it's available at all, there's much to be done before the benefits of broadband will be felt equally across the Middle East and North Africa.
The proposed acquisition would have strengthened Vodafone’s position in home broadband, TV and telephone market.
He may not like it, but communications minister Malcolm Turnbull is going to have to make some hard decisions – and accept some hard truths – to turn his alternative NBN policy into anything more than thick reports and empty soundbites.
Spain's biggest telecoms firm was found to have breached two rules regarding prices and access to SMS services.
The German telco is building out its central European portfolio, amid speculation further buyouts are on the way.
Telco UPC is planning to have 500,000 of its customers sharing their networks before too long.
The National Optic Fiber Network rollout has been not so successful, according to the chief of the country's telecoms regulator, who called for the next government to take immediate action on spectrum availability.
IDC has predicted that spending on the Australian IT industry will continue to grow this year, and it will be driven by mobility, cloud, big data, and social business.
If India's numbers largely exaggerate the on-ground reality of the number and quality of broadband connections, it may explain the still-nascent condition of e-commerce in the country.