Gary McLaren

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5G technology is actually hurting some telecom stocks, JP Morgan says

Some telecommunications stocks did not do as well as they could have last year, and J.P. Morgan thinks it knows why.<p>The bank said in an April note …

Stock Markets

Is Hong Kong lagging behind in 5G development?

Hong Kong has always been among the earliest to adopt the latest mobile technology in view of its sophisticated, if saturated, market. Mobile users …

Hong Kong

Spectrum Enterprise's Billion-Dollar Windfall Includes Significant Fiber Investment

Spectrum Enterprise will spend more than $1 billion this year, primarily to add to its national fiber network and invest in a better customer …


TalkTalk and Virgin Media Moot UK Broadband Infrastructure Sharing

The rumour mill has burst into full swing this morning with reports that UK ISPs Virgin Media and TalkTalk are tentatively exploring the possibility …


DT to Lay Out Conditions for All-Fiber Splurge

German operator will present the investment criteria for a much bigger rollout of all-fiber networks later this month.


Corporate Website

Broadband data use on Chorus’ network continues to break records, with household consumption doubling in just two years, as more New Zealanders use …


Telcos Push to End the Great Unbundling

USTelecom, the lobby for the nation's largest telecom companies, claims to be sticking up for consumers as it attacks regulatory rate-setting.

Net Neutrality

America: A Tale of at Least Two 5Gs

City kitty, country mouse or some other creature? The early 5G strategies in the US will either favor short-range speed or long-range coverage, but …


BT Research Finds Faster Broadband Helps to Sell N.Ireland Homes

A new FN Research survey commissioned by BT has reported that 60% of people in Northern Ireland would be put off from moving into a new house if it …


The NBN-proof PM

Malcolm Turnbull has not delivered Australia a “future-proof” National Broadband Network, but he has turned himself into an NBN-proof prime minister. …

NBN faces irrelevance in cities as competitors build faster, cheaper alternatives

Malcolm Turnbull is now connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN) at his Point Piper home on a 100 megabits per second (Mbps) plan, it was …

UK-based CityFibre agrees terms for cash acquisition by Bidco | Fibre Systems

UK-based alternative fibre network provider, CityFibre has agreed the terms of a recommended cash acquisition by Bidco.<p>Newly incorporated company, …


FTTH on the up, but UK still lags miles behind Europe

Ofcom has released the Spring edition of its Connected Nations report, revealing there are now more UK consumers who have access to FTTH connectivity …


Ofcom Study Finds Faster Broadband Speeds Can Boost UK GDP

A new study, which examined the economic impact of broadband connectivity among 35 OECD countries between 2002 to 2016, has found that a rise in …


Declining Majority of Online Adults Say the Internet Has Been Good for Society

(Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)Americans tend to view the impact of the internet and other digital technologies on their own lives in largely …

Net Neutrality

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Needless Morrow NBN essay was an effort in legacy-building and blame-dodging, but no mea culpa

In what has become a ridiculously regular occurrence, the construction of the National Broadband Network was again plunged into furious political …


Closing the Fiber Gap for Business

Fiber-to-the-home is not the industry's only growth area; fiber to the business is also booming. The percentage of fiber-connected commercial …

Internet of Things

HKTV is officially done with TV as CA accepts terms of surrender


Building a full-fibre future

26 April 2018<p>The way people access the internet in the UK has changed significantly over the years.<p>Where households previously shared a …

Net Neutrality

nbn™ CEO blames copper for performance problems

Bill Morrow says what Australia's been thinking for about a decadeOn his way out the door, nbn™ CEO Bill Morrow has written that at least some of the …

Net Neutrality

NBN's speed slowed by reliance on copper network, its CEO admits

Bill Morrow says Coalition changes made network cheaper and faster to install but more prone to faults<p>• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon<p>The national broadband network’s reliance on copper has led to a higher fault rate and slower internet speeds but helped deliver …

Net Neutrality

Ofcom UK CEO Warns BT to “fibre-up, or risk fading away”

The boss of UK telecoms regulator Ofcom, Sharon White, has told a conference in London today that BT (Openreach) must replace their “Victorian-era” …


AT&T on track to reach 22M business and residential premises with fiber by July 2019

AT&T is moving forward with its goal to equip over 20 million residential and business locations with new fiber facilities by next year.


Broadband firm agrees to mega £540m takeover

Ultrafast broadband specialist CityFibre has agreed to be acquired in a deal worth almost £540m after more than doubling its annual revenue.<p>A …

Is it time to break up the tech giants such as Facebook?

In the first decade of the 20th century, Standard Oil was as mighty as the tech giants of Silicon Valley are today. The company had grown from a single refinery in Cleveland in 1863 to produce 87% of all US refined oil output. In 1911, the supreme court decided that Standard Oil was in breach of …

Fossil Fuels

Regulators Take On Silicon Valley, as They Did Earlier Innovators

At one time, corporations organized themselves as trusts. All that remains of that is the word ‘antitrust.’<p>The political debate surrounding Facebook today reflects an old pattern in American economic history. Whenever a major new force—whether a product, technology, or organizational form—enters …

Silicon Valley

NBN Co goes live with FTTC technology in two Australian suburbs as CEO steps down | Fibre Systems

Fibre to the curb (FTTC) access technology has now been rolled out by the Australian National Broadband Network (NBN Co) to more than 1,000 homes and …

Broadband start-up putting the NBN to shame

The company’s initial network has been a proof of concept which involved a fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) rollout in parts of inner-city suburbs Elwood …