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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Single block of "digital dividend" spectrum reaps NZ$83 million for the government
Weasel words abound in the Coalition's NBN Strategic Review, which cites an industry report to justify its assertion that HFC is a better investment than FTTP. Curiously, the report actually says something completely different.
Satellite broadband plans will accelerate broadband on the move
The two firms say they have achieved the fastest fiber speeds to date.
Rating agency says Chorus's bank covenants could be breached in 2015 if efforts to alleviate the impact of regulatory decisions do not succeed.
China is now home to over 618 million Internet users, up 9.5 percent over 2012, with almost 250 million accessing the Web to watch or download video content via their smartphones.
The partnership involving BlueTel Networks will see a neutral peering point sited in Digital Realty's data center, which will complement the current two in the east under the Singapore Internet Exchange.
The NBN Co Strategic Review proposes that Malcolm Turnbull change the network into a hodgepodge of access technologies known as Scenario 6. But will this cheaper Optimised Multi-Technology Mix look as appealing during 2014 as relative benefits are weighed and strategies revised?
Mukesh Ambani's Jio plans to revolutionize speeds at which we consume content through its pan-India 4G network, but seeing is believing.
If 3G connections begin to deliver their actual speeds in India, video-crazy Indians may force advertisers to migrate to the net altogether.
Qatar has laid out an ambitious plan for the country's broadband market. From greater competition to 1Gbps for schools to fibre for the World Cup stadiums, Qatari broadband will be getting a makeover in the next few years.
By March, 155 million Indians are expected to access the Web via their mobile devices, up from 130 million in December 2013. Average revenue per user, however, dropped to US$6.28 in 2013.
The telco's new data exchange platform allows "4G Pro" service users to sell extra data capacity to other subscribers, including some flexibility to set their own prices.
The Coalition is stealing easy runs with a fibre-to-the-basement (FttB) approach to delivering broadband to multi dwelling units (MDUs) that Labor could and should have implemented long ago.
Analyst firm Ovum is advising the New Zealand government to renew its commitment to fibre to the home by shutting down the legacy copper network.