COMMENT - Communications minister Stephen Conroy has seized on the latest broadband statistics from the OECD as a vindication of his government's plans for the National Broadband Network, saying that they show Australia falling behind in broadband penetration. But the story is not that simple.
New Zealand telcos and user organisations are proposing changes to the enabling legislation for the country's Ultrafast Broadband Network (UFB) that, as it stands, would give providers a ten-year holiday from pricing regulation. Instead they want to see Australian style 'special access undertakings' adopted.
A service launched yesterday which will aggregate National Broadband Network capacity across Australia was "no magic bullet" which would completely resolve perceived issues with the NBN's pricing model, according to Internode managing director Simon Hackett.
Optus is partnering with wholesale IPTV service provider, FetchTV to jointly develop a converged IPTV service that will be available over is fixed broadband network and on smartphones and tablet devices.
Does it make a difference if I, for example, use BT, Sky or Virgin when using ADSL Broadband? I've got the impression, I am going to use the same broadband (telephone) line anyway, so there shouldn't be any difference at all.
Could you explain me the technical aspect of provider selection and whether my assumption is true?
In the latest salvo in an ongoing war of words with Stephen Conroy and NBN Co, Internode managing director Simon Hackett has accused the Communications Minister of having "stuffed up" the National Broadband Network pricing model in a way that will slow the growth of broadband in Australia.
A dual-SIM variant of the Moto G was always in future plans for the device, and now it seems as though that day is finally coming. At least in Australia, it is.
Motorola’s Australia site has the information on it already, so this news is definitely confirmed. Pricing is still unknown, as well as availability.