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.
Articles about Broadband
A new age of network-sharing is poised to sweep Africa — but is it coming soon enough?
Gosford is Australia's first council to be a licensed telecommunications carrier – but for the council it's not so much about competing with existing telcos, as it is about facilitating a cloud and NBN-driven technology reinvention.
A long-awaited study into Italy's broadband says that the country is unlikely to meet European deadlines for superfast deployments. Nonetheless, there are reasons to be cheerful, according to Italy's digital champion.
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