Dominican Republic Frames New Broadband Policy

The President of the Dominican Republic and candidate for reelection for the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD), has launched the “Digital Republic” programme for 2016-2020, with the goal of converting the country the Caribbean islands’ centre for new technologies. Around 950,000 students and teachers of the public education system will be given computers free of charge from 2017. By providing free…

FCC Proposes Stringent Privacy Rules

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States has proposed strict broadband privacy and data security rules. Once approved and adopted, these rules could impose prescriptive and complex obligations on service providers that would be among the most comprehensive in the United States. FCC voted to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish privacy rules for Broadband…

Alcatel-Lucent Introduces New G.fast Residential Gateway

Alcatel Lucent introduces G.fast networking device with which broadband speeds similar to the one offered by optical fibers are possible. The advantage of the new G.fast network device is the use of exisitng copper network to the home to deliver broadband. ALU claims fiber-like speeds are possible now with this device in more homes and businesses using existing telephone lines….

Germany Gets Grant for High Speed Broadband Network Expansion

High speed broadband network projects will soon change the telecom landscape of German cities and villages as the country receives a grant of 3 billion euros to develop next generation access technologies. European Commission has approved Germany’s proposal for a national support scheme that aimed at massive deployment of next generation broadband networks according to EU state aid rules. EU…

IDA Seeks Closer Ties with Oman Companies

During the COMEX, the Middle East’s leading ICT trade fair, Singapore’s IDA (Infocomm Development Authority) brought representatives from five technology companies from Singapore to COMEX to meet Omani businesses and government officials to boost e-government, mobility, and intelligent transport solutions. These companies, Crimson Logic, Quantum Inventions, Simple Solutions Systems, SQL View and V3 Teletech, will be working closely with Omani…

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More broadband upgrades coming to the Coromandel

Broadband speeds are picking up across the Coromandel and are poised to get even better as our Council works with the Government, Chorus, and Vodafone to fast-track upgrades. Chorus runs the bulk of the fibre-optic cables and copper lines in New Zealand that carry broadband while Vodafone builds and operates the cell-phone towers in the Coromandel that transmit wireless broadband. The…

Sri Lanka and Bhutan Surpass India in Broadband Penetration

India’s telecommunication regulator, TRAI reveals that the largest South Asian country, India is behind its neighbors, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan in terms of broadband penetration. This comparison shows India’s poor performance to deliver information technology services to its citizens. Though the country has been successful in creating and posing itself as a pioneer in computer software technologies, government authorities, including…

Biznet to Invest in High Speed Broadband Services

Indonesian telecommunications and multimedia company Biznet Networks plans to spend $70 million to build Biznet WiFi, a service that provides fast Internet access at up to 100 Mbps, specifically for smartphone and tablet users. Biznet Networks has signed up 70,000 WiFi users since it started service in February 2015. The company expects to increase the number of users to two…