Broadband News - Page 7
Wednesday, 29th January 2014
Akamai's latest State of the Internet report for Q3 2013 shows Australia's average connection speed slowly picking up, as South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong continue to race ahead.
Internet entrepreneur Simon Hackett has revealed that his desire for social equity was a key reason behind accepting a role on the board of NBN Co.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has denied asking telcos to shape mobile internet speeds as a way to beat bill shock.
NBN Co isn't suffering the ill effects of the construction industry's Christmas shutdown, nor is it about to suddenly "ramp up" fibre rollout efforts now that the silly season is over.
Tuesday, 28th January 2014
Ahead of the 700MHz 4G spectrum release in 2015, Telstra has conducted a small test of 4G in the spectrum band using a yet-to-be-released HTC smartphone.
NBN construction efforts over January slowed to just four brownfields fibre serving areas having building instruction notices issued, but NBN Co has said that it expects construction to kick back up in the next few months.
Telstra is taking the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Vocus Communications and iiNet subsidiaries to the Federal Court on February 13 over an exchange and underground duct access pricing increase dispute.
Brace yourself. The Internet is about to get a lot busier and more cluttered. The Internet addresses that we are accustomed to using -- .com, .net and .edu - will be getting a lot of company next week.
Friday, 24th January 2014
NBN Co's fibre-to-the-building trial agreement document reveals that the company seeks no liability for crosstalk on its VDSL services as part of the trial.
Optus users have been unable access a number of Chinese websites over the past week due to a fault in the network of an upstream provider.
Vodafone Hutchison Australia has named Inaki Berroeta as successor to current CEO, Bill Morrow, who is departing to head up the National Broadband Network from March 1.
Vodafone is ramping up experiential brand marketing this year as part of its efforts to convince customers it has improved its network and services by showing people - not just telling them, according to a report by advertising industry publication, AdNews.
Thursday, 23rd January 2014
The Australia-wide Emergency Alert system will be arriving on Telstra's 4G network after it signed an agreement with the Victorian government.
Wednesday, 22nd January 2014
The federal government is examining a regulatory scheme that would allow it to chase civil penalties and fines from social media providers that refuse to take down material considered harmful to children.
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.
Tuesday, 21st January 2014
Software provider SplashData has come up with its annual 'Worst Passwords' list... does your password make the cut?
The NBN is now available to homes and businesses of Seaford, South Australia, the NBN Co announced this afternoon.
Bevan Slattery's network interconnection start-up Megaport will invest an initial $17.8 million to roll out dark fibre in Singapore after receiving regulatory approval to operate in the city-state.
Australian tech industry veteran, Bevan Slattery, is leading a rapid expansion into the APAC telecommunications market with his latest venture, Megaport.
Monday, 20th January 2014
Pay-TV operator Foxtel's upcoming online movie streaming service Presto, originally scheduled for late last year, has been delayed due to 'technical issues.'
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