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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Online retail accounts for just 1 percent of the total market and is expected to remain through to 2018 amid tough competition from physical stores and delays in infrastructure rollout to boost broadband connectivity.
NBN Co reacted hysterically to the publication of an internal trial review that found that FttP could be rolled out 61 percent faster and 50 percent cheaper than in previous rollouts. Here's what the company's Melton deployment trial taught it about managing contractors better.
Two of the United States' largest telecommunications companies, AT&T and Verizon, are shying away from the government's move to boost its definition of what constitutes broadband from 4Mbps to 10Mbps.
Regulated price cuts to wholesale copper broadband services stand after Chorus' appeal fails.
It's not always easy, but there are many ways to watch NFL games without paying an arm and a leg to your cable or satellite TV provider. Here are your options.
Well-known technology firms are joining the campaign which aims to secure the future of net neutrality.
The Vertigan cost-benefit analysis has further downgraded the role of fibre in the multi technology mix (MTM) model for the NBN - even though it also suggests that fibre isn't as relatively expensive as it used to be. What are we to make of this?
NBN Co today lodged an appeal against the July decision by the NSW Supreme Court that saw Telstra receiving an extra AU$200 million from the national broadband company.
The additional investment is to be funded through the extension of an existing levy on telecommunications providers.
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 latest Wi-Fi routers use 40Mhz channels for best throughput on the 2.4Ghz band. Problem: iOS only supports 20Mhz.