Fiber optics to the premise aim to future-proof current networks to homes and businesses.
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A Johannesburg fibre to the home (FTTH) pilot is thought to be the fastest on the continent.
A new ad-hoc fibre link lit up yesterday in Auckland to speed research data traffic between Australia and New Zealand.
The cost-benefit analysis is incomplete, Ziggy Switkowski has gone rogue and there's still no clarity around how or even if the government will access Telstra's copper – yet Malcolm Turnbull happily marked NBN Co's fifth birthday with a new Statement of Expectations putting the NBN on a road to nowhere. How will future Australia judge this day?
When an earthquake hit the region around Pieve di Cento, the village became a symbol of the disaster. Now the area is showing other small towns left off telcos' fibre rollout plans how to make sure superfast broadband reaches them.
Following its fibre pact with Orange and the recent acquisition of Ono, Vodafone is poised to begin selling fibre to the home services.
Verizon is accused of letting its copper network in California get into such a state of disrepair that customers are forced to switch to its fibre or wireless products.
Fears are rising that a "nuclear option" could be used to degrade copper broadband services in New Zealand and drive users to fibre.
If India's numbers largely exaggerate the on-ground reality of the number and quality of broadband connections, it may explain the still-nascent condition of e-commerce in the country.
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.
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.
BT will make a second pass on locations that it hasn't managed to deliver fibre to in previous attempts.
MyRepublic announces plans to enter the New Zealand market and will begin offering its services to home and business subscribers from mid-2014.
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.
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?