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Australia $36 billion broadband slower than Kenya

Australia, one of the first nations to attempt a full-country rollout of high-speed internet, has one of the slowest broadband networks globally. In a recent survey, the country’s eight-year, $36 billion investment was ranked No. 51, falling behind developing countries such as Kenya and Thailand. Telstra, the country’s leading telecommunications provider, also announced that it would… Read More

European project demonstrates 1 Gbps satellite broadband

A European consortium has successfully demonstrated one gigabit per second (1 Gbps) broadband over satellite. The project, which involved the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS), Avanti Communications and Work Microwave, trialled the latest DVB-S2X modulator and demodulator equipment across Avanti’s HYLAS satellite capacity. Using wideband carriers, the trials exploited full transponder bandwidth and outperformed… Read More

EU launches banking-led fund for broadband infrastructure

The European Union has announced the launch of a major fund intended to improve broadband infrastructure and coverage, working initially with major banks from France, Italy and Germany. The Connecting Europe Broadband Fund will act as an investment platform for both public and private institutions, and launches with three anchor investors: Cassa Depositi e Prestiti… Read More

Broadband reaches rural Scotland via TV white space

TV ‘white space’ freed up by the move to digital has allowed for a wider broadband extension into rural areas of Scotland. Residents of the remote Isle of Arran will be the first to benefit [paywall] from the wireless spectrum capacity. The island has long struggled with poor broadband connection – a huge problem when supporting… Read More

UK government body pushes 10Mbps broadband minimum for the poor

The Local Government Association (LGA) has proposed a social tariff, to ensure that a minimum broadband access of at least 10 Mbps is available to all UK citizens at an affordable price. The LGA, which represents over 370 local councils throughout England and Wales, has proposed that the government ensure qualifying applicants are able to… Read More