Copper, thanks to new generation DSL technologies is staying competitive with fiber and cable broadband. Today, a new breakthrough shows that it will only be a matter of time before DSL broadband crosses the 800 Mbps threshold. For now lets’s settle for 100 Mbps DSL.
Google still hasn’t made a decision on which city (or communities) it would pick to build its one-gigabit-per-second broadband network (announced earlier this year), but the company is moving forward and setting up an experimental network on the Stanford University Campus.
In 1999, it was the rapid growth of wired web services that was the top story. Fast-forward to today, and it is all about the demand for the mobile Internet (and its subset, the mobile Web), which is upending all expectations and predictions.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has come under fire from all sides over his and the FCC’s stance on Net Neutrality. But if there is one bright spot, it has been the recent order to free up under-utilized TV spectrum and use it for broadband.
Internet traffic has grown 62 percent in 2010, after logging a handsome 74 percent growth in 2009. The growth in traffic is coming from non-mature markets likes Eastern Europe and India where traffic growth is over 100 percent. But what does it mean?
The FCC is poised to release the first batch of unlicensed wireless spectrum in 25 years, called white spaces, tomorrow, which could lead to “Wi-Fi on Steroids,” giving consumers, device makers, entrepreneurs and service providers more connectivity over wider areas. Here’s what you need to know.
Huawei, the telecom gear maker, today said it has achieved speeds of 700 Mbps over DSL using a prototype shown in Hong Kong: the fastest DSL we’ve seen. Earlier this year, Alcatel-Lucent (s alu) showed off 300 Mbps over DSL that could travel for one kilometer.
Calix, a maker of next generation networking gear is buying Occam networks for $171 million in a stock and cash transaction. The deal values Occam at $7.75 a share — a 27 percent premium over current stock price and includes $3.84 a share in cash.
Chattanooga, TN today become one of few places in the world where it is possible to get 1 Gbps broadband connections to their homes and businesses, thanks to their muni-owned network operator & utility, EPB. The GPON-based network is one of the fastest anywhere.
We are now entering the “age of augmented humanity,” Google CEO Eric Schmidt today in Berlin. Schmidt tied together Google’s efforts in artificial intelligence, on smartphones and on connected devices like the coming Google TV platform to draft a master vision for the future of technology.