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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AT&T has closed a deal worth almost US$50b to acquire DirecTV, a third of which will be handed over to DirectTV shareholders in cash.
The FCC is trying to kill the very thing that made the Internet great: net neutrality. This decision can not stand.
Beset by regulation, New Zealand network operator Chorus is creating a new range of unregulated fast fibre and copper offerings.
Most enterprises have backup Internet connectivity in the event their primary WAN links go down. So why don't providers offer this to end-users?
Australia’s Nextgen Group has signed a deal worth upward of AU$100 million with Alcatel-Lucent and two major oil and gas players to construct a 2000-kilometre fibre optic cable between Darwin and Port Headland.
Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and other tech powerhouses are fighting for net neutrality with the federal regulator, and Mozilla has a concrete plan on how to make it happen.
Telecoms giant posts strong financials for the year on back of fibre broadband growth
The country with the most fibre to the home connections is one you might not expect — thanks to a building boom, an online services push, and high population density.
An innovative fibre rollout ends two months ahead of schedule in New Zealand's north.
Slow internet? According to Level 3, it could well be that your ISP of deliberately throttling your traffic.
Global online population will hit 3 billion by end-2014, with two-third from developing nations and Asia-Pacific home to the largest population. Mobile subscribers will reach 7 billion.
Over 420,000 more customers will receive fixed-wireless and fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) broadband services after an NBN Co review recommended an additional 1300 wireless towers be built – at an additional cost of $1.7 billion – to prevent latent demand from swamping satellite services to be launched in 2016.
NBN Co will begin rolling fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to "key" inner-city apartment buildings by mid-year as it brings forward its multi-dwelling unit strategy in an effort to fight competition from upstart TPG Telecom.
pCell is Perlman's revolutionary new wireless technology that seems to be able to allow you to access the internet at 1,000 times current speeds. But will telecom operators go for it?