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
Australia doesn't need the ultimate in hyper-fast broadband to innovate; merely ubiquitous access to solid speeds at a fair price, and the willingness to just get on and do it.
The ACCC is forging ahead with a proposal to audit broadband speeds, while telcos believe that the Australian competition watchdog is targeting a non-issue.
The latest draft of the National Broadband Policy has entered the final stages of consultation, calling for 100Mbps connections for all by 2030.
The government will focus on expanding Web access in schools, especially in rural areas. It will also build new underwater cables to Sabah and Sarawak within next three years.
Around 370,000 customers will be joining Telenor's Bredbandsbolaget ISP under the deal.
Telecommunications customers complained about problems with their landline Internet services at an increasing rate during 2012-2013, new TIO statistics reveal, while NBN complaints were few and far between.
Vodafone has asked Spanish competition watchdogs to suspend the deal over collusion fears.
Majority of customers opting for faster plans and VoIP over UNI-V, but lingering price and architectural concerns complicate satellite and equitable regional delivery.
Fibre connectivity is headed to hundreds of rural homes and businesses thanks to a new scheme that aims to split the cost of laying cables.
Yoigo joins bigger rivals in offering integrated telecoms packages thanks to an earlier deal with Movistar.
Broadcom and ARM are collaborating on a processor architecture optimized for Network Function Virtualization practices.
Ed Husic and Kate Lundy had the strongest profiles on ICT issues, but their omission from Bill Shorten's front bench leaves great uncertainty around who will be appointed to hold Turnbull's NBN to account. But will it even matter who is chosen?
iiNet CTO hopes for cherry-picking law repeal, greenfields clarity and a Telstra commitment to improve copper fault remediation as company reworks its investment strategy around the new Coalition government's FttN-based NBN policy.
For some customers, speed will be limited to 2Mbps if they use more than 300GB for four months in a row.
A policy statement from Norway's incoming coalition plans to tackle broadband, infrastructure, telehealth and more.