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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Malcolm Turnbull would have been quietly relieved to preside over the unveiling of Australia's first FttN NBN customers. But the launch did nothing to clarify questions around the government's relationship with Telstra, the competitive stance of the Coalition's NBN, and the nagging suspicion that Turnbull is digging himself into a deep, deep hole.
With the City of London averaging broadband speeds of only 11.2 Mbps, and greater London averaging 20.5 Mbps, broadband available across the United Kingdom have been branded not fit for purpose.
According to local reports, the telco could be split up into separate fixed and mobile businesses.
Once a nation has universal fibre to the premises internet access, the question becomes, what's next?
The British government is trumpeting a milestone for its £1.7bn ($2.9bn) Superfast Broadband project, which is taking broadband to rural areas from the Isle of Wight to the Outer Hebrides
The latest Wi-Fi routers use 40Mhz channels for best throughput on the 2.4Ghz band. Problem: iOS only supports 20Mhz.
Smug Liberals will embrace Scales' assessment of Labor's NBN as vindication of their own position – but they're ignoring the double disaster towards which Malcolm Turnbull is steering the effort.
Most government agencies don't provide mobile services - and have no immediate plans to do so, says research.
But segment still faces hurdles including poor mobile coverage and lack of retailer readiness.
Rotten or patchy broadband signal at home or at work could be a thing of the past if Vodafone's Open Sure Signal project can prove its worth.
Company executive expects to repeat results seen in other countries.
Level 3 had its say on how Verizon was slowing Netflix videos, and now Verizon is firing back. At the same time, Netflix lashed out at ISPs for slowing its traffic.
You know the NBN is dead when not even the FttN haters bother to shellac Malcolm Turnbull's blogs. As Telstra reasserts control over the NBN and the Coalition government flounders, can we actually expect anything from the NBN anymore?
Netflix also has some ambitious goals for the third quarter, propelled by recent international launches in Europe and South America.