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 NBN was for years such a hot-button topic that the country couldn't say enough about it. Yet as the Coalition government lets the current rollout coast, one conference organiser found there was nothing worth saying about it.
Price of computing devices and services is the main barrier
A dispute is simmering between the private buyers of ISP Orcon and New Zealand state-owned networking company Kordia
ICANN will discuss details concerning the transition of stewardship from the U.S. government to a "global multi-stakeholder community" during its Singapore meetings next week, with the first set of documents expected on April 7.
Vivendi's owner has just entered exclusive talks that could see France's second largest telco sold to Altice. Here's why everyone from billionaires to ministers to SFR's rivals have been lining up to throw brickbats or bouquets.
The Italian city is opening up its underground infrastructure to help speed a €15m fibre to the home deployment.
A raft of changes to have been made to the detail of New Zealand's broadband roll-out plan, but essential targets and dates have been retained.
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.