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.
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Ian Livingston is leaving BT after five years at the top, and will be succeeded by the current head of its retail arm.
For the first time, a French internet user has been sentenced to have their internet access suspended for two weeks. But whether the ban ever comes to pass remains to be seen.
Proposed data limits from Deutsche Telekom won't apply to company's own internet services, setting the stage for potential net neutrality disputes.
Italy's prime minister has picked telecoms stalwart Francesco Caio to take the reins on the country's Digital Agenda.
Comcast is encouraging its Xfinity Internet customers to share their Wi-Fi with other Comcast customers with its "Neighborhood Hotspot" initiative
Forget fibre to the premises vs. fibre to the node; the growing range of problems with Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) confirms the biggest battle awaiting the presumptive Coalition government will be bringing contractors in line.
Two of Switzerland's biggest ISPs both announced deals this week to build out their fibre broadband networks.
Today, the internet is everywhere, and we're still getting our minds around what that really means for our personal lives and our businesses.
BRIC nations will drive growth of mobile Internet access to hit US$259 billion globally in 2014 and account for more than half of total connectivity spend, according to a PwC forecast.
We will guarantee access to the full and open internet on every device, on every network, says the EU's digital chief.
According to the country's deputy minister for Communications and IT, fees are set to dip and Internet access may even be free of charge initially, especially for rural areas.
Wireless technology is evolving on all fronts — in personal, local and wide area networks — and in some surprising directions. Here are the latest developments in Wi-Fi, mobile broadband, white space radio and more.
Malcolm Turnbull has criticised the NBN approach for ignoring the VDSL potential in areas currently slated for wireless coverage. When you look at the current ADSL penetration in these areas you can see, he has a point.
More than half of Australian businesses are not confident they can take advantage of high speed broadband, a survey shows.
As the incumbent gets ready to shed its fixed-line business, a number of discussions on its future are set to resume.