Institute of Directors: Make broadband speeds 1000x faster than today’s puny 2020 target

Pie in the sky? More like a Scotch egg in space

Forget the government’s paltry promise of universal broadband speeds of 10 Mbps by 2020. The Institute of Directors is today calling for a target of 10 gigabits per second by 2030.…

Indian DEITY tells Google to choose broadband bride

Project Loon needs carriers’ spectrum before it can beam heavenly broadband to India

The Indian government has asked Google to tie the knot with a local carrier, so it can begin trialling Project Loon in the country.…

NBN rollout behind target, claims yet another leaked report

Leaks, schmeaks, says CFO Stephen Rue. By 2020 everything will be wonderful

The company charged with building and operating Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) is denying a Fairfax media report that its multi-technology model (MTM) rollout is stalling.…

Competition? No way! AT&T says it will sue to keep Google Fiber out of Louisville, Kentucky

Telco files to block city from letting ad giant climb its poles

AT&T is suing to block the city of Louisville from moving forward with its plan to bring in the Google Fiber service.…

How will Ofcom reduce our reliance on BT if it won’t break them up?

Regulator needs political cover to bring fibre to millions of homes

Opinion The publication of Ofcom’s 2005 Strategic Review of Telecoms was preceded by many long evenings of intense debates within Ofcom and with BT and other stakeholders. The review took 18 months and resulted in the UK having the most competitive broadband market in the world.…

Orange is good to go on VoLTE, Wi-Fi calling in Europe

Quality is holding up real 4G voice

MWC16 Interview Orange announced plans to offer voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Wi-Fi calling services in Europe this year, adding its name to the still short list of European mobile operators that offer either or both new voice services.…

FCC gets Bern notice on Charter-TWC deal

Senators call for grilling of cable companies over merger

A group of US Senators is asking broadband watchdog the FCC to mull over their concerns about the proposed $78bn merger between Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable.…

Verizon only cares about fiber, lets copper nets lapse into ruin – gripes

Jersey unsure why lines always crummy in Philadelphia

Verizon is taking heat in two US states over reports its cable lines have become dangerously neglected.…

Surprise! British phone wins Best Product at Mobile World Congress

Rugged mobe wows industry’s great and good. Rule Britannia!

MWC16 When’s the last time a British company won Best Product at Mobile World Congress? In fact it was yesterday – but few people realise how British this product actually is.…