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
Copper thieves continue to cause troubles for UK broadband users.
The South African telecoms regulator dismisses objections to local loop unbundling and says it will push through rules required to govern open access fixed line and wireless networks.
It's not too late for Malcolm Turnbull to do the right thing – and not just the cheapest thing – for Australia. First, he'll have to accept the Strategic Review's damning indictment of Coalition NBN policy – and its suggestion that it will cost just $800m more per year to build a network that will last 100 years, not five.
Poland's ambitious National Broadband Plan is creeping closer to becoming a reality – but can its aims really be achieved?
NBN Co has warned the government against acquiring Telstra's copper access network (CAN) or footing the bill for its maintenance, arguing that the "unknown" state of its network made it preferable to lease copper access from Telstra as a managed service. Here's why.
Technical limitations of a fibre-to-the-node (FttN) network would hinder open-access arrangements by limiting NBN customers to just one service provider relationship, a confidential NBN Co assessment of the Coalition's alternative policy has warned.
The switchoff of analogue TV has been long coming — but with digital spectrum awash in home-shopping channels and the 'digital dividend' falling short of mobile expectations, is it really the success we were led to believe it would be?
The Commerce Commission is shaping up to cut the price New Zealand network operator Chorus can charge for its regulated unbundled copper low frequency voice service, and to backdate its determination.
A wave of investment is headed towards the Italian island – but not everyone's convinced it will be a silver bullet.
NBN Co needs to test and fix customers' in-home copper wiring to get the best speeds from VDSL2, but it's the most expensive and least preferred of three options for in-home connectivity, the company's advice to the Coalition government warns.
Limitations on the products available over a fibre-to-the-node NBN could reduce CVC revenues so much that the government would be forced to keep prices for fibre to the premises high to compensate, a confidential NBN Co report has warned.
The NBN's self-funding nature means the Coalition government should prioritise boosting its subscriber numbers in new rollout areas over rushing to meet coverage objectives, a confidential NBN Co report has advised.
Despite having already received the NBN Co 60-day strategic review, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has now delayed its release due to "commercial interests".
Universal price guarantees, ensuring equal prices for regional and urban Australians under Labor's NBN model, could disappear if the government's fibre-to-the-node (FttN) services tried to compete against existing HFC networks, NBN Co has warned.
Ahead of the national elections to be held next year and in order gain votes, the government has finally cleared a proposal for Internet and Wi-Fi access in rural India.