Written by: Stuart Corner | Published in: MarketThe mobile industry and its proponents are forever talking of mobile networks delivering increasing throughput at lower costs and competing strongly with fixed broadband networks like the NBN. The reality will be very different, according to one analyst firm.
Written by: Stuart Corner | Published in: MarketThe ITU's annual report on the global information society has revealed the key role played by mobile networks in bringing the populations of developing countries online: mobile broadband services now outnumber fixed by two to one and are in many countries cheaper than fixed broadband services.
Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: StrategyGoogle and Filipino mobile operator Globe Telecom (not to be confused with the Melbourne carrier of the same name) have launched Google Free Zone, a service that enables users to access the Internet from their mobile phones for free – subsidised by Google.
Written by: Stuart Corner | Published in: NetworkingSoftware defined networking technology must be expanded from the control of switches and routers in data centres into telco networks where it has the potential to lower costs and create new opportunities for network operators, according to Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson.
Written by: Stuart Corner | Published in: Cloud ServicesBendigo Community Telco - a telecoms service provider focussed on businesses in regional Australia - has launched a free backup service for its infrastructure as a service customers, based on the CommVault Simpana 9 data management platform.
Written by: Peter Dinham | Published in: MarketNational broadband provider, Internode, has launched a home technical support service, with its so-called techii team available to visit your home to set up broadband connections, install modems, connect Internet-ready devices to broadband and to assist with getting the best performance from your broadband service.
O3b Networks, the Google-backed company planning to provide broadband services via satellite to the 'other three million' beyond the reach of current networks has secured sufficient funding to launch its planned satellites and start commercial services in 2013.