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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A meeting between the Justice Department and Sprint officials has cast doubt on the future of a merger.
A U.S. antitrust chief says that the DoJ would find it difficult to justify allowing mergers to take place between the top four U.S. carriers.
India will be home to over 243 million online users by June 2014, up 28 percent year-on-year from 190 million last June, driving growth in other markets such as e-commerce and digital advertising.
Careful reading of the NBN Strategic Review's financial projections suggests its authors have taken gross liberties to ensure the revised NBN model stacks up better on paper than the current rollout.
In the 3rd quarter of 2013, Akamai observed an increase of 10% in global average connection speed to their network, and continued rapid growth in mobile data usage.
Another sizeable acquisition is underway in Europe, with Liberty Global heading towards 90 percent market share in the Netherlands.
BT will make a second pass on locations that it hasn't managed to deliver fibre to in previous attempts.
How frequently are Internet service providers throttling speeds when you use BitTorrent software?
Norway's telecoms regulator has brought in regulations meaning that the country's biggest telco will have to offer local-loop unbundling for its fibre access network as well as its copper.
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.