ACMA requires NBN warning on backup power

Telcos selling National Broadband Network fibre services will have warn customers that a mains power failure could knock out voice services under new rules drawn up by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

By Adam Bender | 22 August, 2014 11:44

Tags: regulatory, rules, regulation, national broadband network, fibre, telcos, government, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), laws, NBN

NBN end users approach 100Mbps with FTTN

One of the first end users to be connected as part of NBN Co's trial of fibre-to-the-node technology has hit download speeds of 96 megabits per second and upload speeds of 30Mbps, the company charged with rolling out the National Broadband Network revealed today.

By Rohan Pearce | 22 August, 2014 09:31

Tags: Networking, national broadband network, nbn co, NBN, broadband

FDA approves tech that turns smartphone into stroke warning system

The FDA today approved an algorithm that allows a special iPhone case to record the heart's rhythm and detect abnormalities associated with strokes or other heart-related problems.

By Lucas Mearian | 22 August, 2014 04:34

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, consumer electronics, Networking, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, smartphones, wireless, healthcare IT, mobile

Sprint drops second shoe: $60 unlimited voice, text, data plan

Sprint on Thursday announced a $60-per-month unlimited talk, text and data plan -- its second price cut in four days -- that's designed to undercut competitors.

By Matt Hamblen | 22 August, 2014 04:23

Tags: IT industry, Mobile/Wireless, wireless carriers, Networking, at&t, wireless, mobile, Verizon Wireless

US lawmaker wants to rebrand net neutrality

A U.S. lawmaker wants to rebrand the term net neutrality because its definition is confusing to many people.

By Grant Gross | 22 August, 2014 04:07

Tags: reddit, telecommunication, regulation, Anna Eshoo, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, U.S. Congress, internet, government, broadband, Internet service providers

Uber builds on being 'best' by linking its ride requests to other mobile apps

The Uber mobile app was already gaining popularity with smartphone users looking to find a ride in a big city, but now the app is on the verge of getting much bigger.

By Matt Hamblen | 22 August, 2014 01:38

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Google, Networking, wireless, mobile, Uber Technologies, mobile apps, Uber, starbucks

Turnbull earmarks 3.5GHz band for NBN fixed wireless

The National Broadband Network (NBN) would get access to 3.5GHz spectrum for fixed wireless services under a draft direction issued by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

By Adam Bender | 21 August, 2014 10:52

Tags: mobility, national broadband network, spectrum, Department of Communications, wireless, government, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), mobile, NBN, broadband, Malcolm Turnbull

NBN helps iiNet return to organic customer growth

Australian ISP iiNet has returned to organic growth in its most recent financial year, adding 40,000 new broadband customers in the 12-month period ended 30 June 2014.

By Adam Bender | 21 August, 2014 10:03

Tags: ADSL, satellite, fibre, ISP, wireless, financial results, telecom, iiNet, broadband, NBN, fixed line, Adam Internet

How can the Internet have too many routes and not enough addresses?

The depletion of Internet addresses would seem to spell relief for aged routers that are struggling to deal with the Internet's growth, but the complicated interplay between those trends might cause even more problems.

By Stephen Lawson | 21 August, 2014 03:12

Tags: Cisco Systems, Dyn, Networking, internet, Cogent Communications

Vodafone IP core upgrade to bring voice to 4G

Vodafone has announced an overhaul of its core IP network to enable voice calls on the telco's 4G network.

By Adam Bender | 20 August, 2014 15:27

Tags: Networking, M2M, Vodafone, Telco, enterprise, telecom, mobile, HD voice, network, voice over LTE, IP core, mobility

In support of a fibre-to-the-premises NBN

In his independent audit of the public policy process behind the national broadband network, former Telstra director Bill Scales suggests there was never an internal debate about different technology options for the NBN.

By Rod Tucker, University of Melbourne | 20 August, 2014 10:00

Tags: Networking, national broadband network, National Broadband Network (NBN), broadband

Ballmer's exit from Microsoft's board expected, boosts Nadella's standing, analysts say

It's not surprising that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer abruptly gave up his board seat some six months after leaving the top job, and the move should help cement the regime and strategy of his successor Satya Nadella, according to several industry observers.

By Chris Kanaracus | 20 August, 2014 07:01

Tags: business issues, Microsoft, steve ballmer, hardware systems, financial results, software, internet, cloud computing, personnel, services

Ballmer quits Microsoft board, cites NBA commitments

Ex-CEO Steve Ballmer resigned from the Microsoft board today, effective immediately.

By Gregg Keizer | 20 August, 2014 06:19

Tags: management, IT industry, Networking, Microsoft, University of Southern California, CIO role, IT Leadership, IT management

FCC allowed to question AT&T, Verizon on business broadband pricing

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has the green light to collect new data on the pricing of so-called special access services, the middle-mile network services used to deliver business broadband and mobile service backhaul.

By Grant Gross | 20 August, 2014 04:38

Tags: telecommunication, regulation, Bob Quinn, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, TW Telecom, government, broadband, Verizon Communications, U.S. White House Office of Management and Budget, NoChokePoints Coalition, Tom Wheeler, at&t

Watch out Spotify; Google's building YouTube 'Music Key'

Google is reportedly eying the creation of a YouTube music subscription service to take on the likes of Spotify and Pandora.

By Sharon Gaudin | 20 August, 2014 04:37

Tags: new york times, Google, Spotify, Pandora, internet, Internet Search, youtube, search engines

Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft's board

About six months after retiring as CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer has relinquished his seat on the company's board of directors effective immediately, citing a busy schedule and confidence in the company's current and future financial performance.

By Chris Kanaracus | 20 August, 2014 04:35

Tags: business issues, personnel, services, Microsoft, steve ballmer, hardware systems, software

VC investors hot for the cloud, mobile and robots

Venture capital fundraising has picked up steam in the U.S., with cloud computing, mobile technology and robotics getting solid backing.

By Sharon Gaudin | 20 August, 2014 01:56

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Networking, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, wireless, internet, Capita, cloud computing, mobile, Deloitte

Verizon is tops in network performance, reliability, speed in 2014 tests

Verizon Wireless beat out the other three national carriers for overall network performance, reliability and speed in the first half of 2014, according to an analysis by RootMetrics released Tuesday.

By Matt Hamblen | 19 August, 2014 20:06

Tags: wireless networking, Mobile/Wireless, wireless carriers, Networking, at&t, wireless, mobile, Verizon Wireless

Sprint slashes shared data plan prices

As promised by its new CEO, Sprint announced late Monday it will lower its shared data plans to prices below those offered by other national carriers starting on Friday.

By Matt Hamblen | 19 August, 2014 11:50

Tags: wireless networking, consumer electronics, Networking, at&t, smartphones, wireless, Verizon Wireless

Vehicle-to-vehicle networks could save over 1,000 lives a year, US says

The U.S. government wants to force cars to talk to each other over wireless networks, saying that could save more than 1,000 lives every year.

By Stephen Lawson | 19 August, 2014 08:34

Tags: Networking, transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation, industry verticals

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