Nucleus Connect CEO, David Storrie, provides a candid status report on Singapore’s NBN rollout. Interesting that following customer blogs is giving him the best and most honest assessment of how things are being perceived in the market. Things haven’t gone as smoothly as he would have hoped but with over 5,000 connections through 7 service [...]
My learned colleague from TelecomAsia, John Tanner, recently wrote about the growth of copper theft in the USA. Things must be bad there if crooks have resorted to pinching copper wires from fixed-line infrastructure as well as electrical substations, railroads, etc. and selling them as scrap. One would hope they don’t get their wires crossed. [...]
It’s been anything but smooth sailing for Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) but like the great ocean liners of years gone by, the A$43 billion behemoth keeps steaming forward through all weathers. It has managed to survive vigorous opposition from existing network operators and political attempts to steer it off course and was almost sunk [...]
Newspaper headlines in Australia proclaimed on Sunday that Telstra had signed a deal with NBN Co to transfer customers from its copper network onto the National Broadband Network’s fibre network and share Telstra’s infrastructure. Not surprisingly, a press release from Telstra was a little more muted stating it had signed a non-binding Financial Heads of [...]
Imagine sitting in a rural health clinic, streaming three-dimensional medical imaging over the web and discussing a unique condition with a specialist in New York. Or downloading a high-definition, full-length feature film in less than five minutes. Or collaborating with classmates around the world while watching live 3-D video of a university lecture.
Poor old Stephen Conroy, Australia’s Communications Minister, can’t seem to take a trick. He was lumbered with the arguably the toughest portfolio in the land and one mismanaged by the previous administration that succumbed to constant bullying from the national carrier.
Singapore consumers can expect more Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to launch 100Mbps consumer broadband services next year at about US$50 a month or less. The impetus to make available more choices in high-end broadband services is Singapore’s upcoming broadband network, portions of which will be up by the middle of next year. StarHub, awarded the [...]
Australia has a history producing and exporting a few great movies and rather too many not-so-great TV soap operas. Our success may be down to a certain curiosity factor that attracts overseas viewers to the accents and inventive slang we use and the quirky social behaviours we exhibit. Or perhaps it’s the scenery: all those [...]