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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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.
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.