Best Broadband Reports http://bestbroadbandreports.com Worldwide Broadband News, Reviews and Guides Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:39:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 SKT Signs MOU with Nokia to Develop 5G Core Technologies http://bestbroadbandreports.com/news/asia/7125/skt-signs-mou-with-nokia-to-develop-5g-core-technologies/ http://bestbroadbandreports.com/news/asia/7125/skt-signs-mou-with-nokia-to-develop-5g-core-technologies/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:39:30 +0000 http://bestbroadbandreports.com/?p=7125 Choi Jin-sung, head of SK Telecom’s ICT center, and Hossein Mooin, chief technology officer at Nokia, signed an MOU to jointly develop and demonstrate 5G technology by 2018 at Nokia’s headquarters in Espoo, Finland on Jan. 22. Specifically, the two companies are aiming to develop gigabit-level data transmission technology and cloud-based virtualized base stations.

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Huawei Spying Concerns Dismissed by Founder Ren Zhengfei http://bestbroadbandreports.com/news/asia/7120/huawei-spying-concerns-dismissed-by-founder-ren-zhengfei/ http://bestbroadbandreports.com/news/asia/7120/huawei-spying-concerns-dismissed-by-founder-ren-zhengfei/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:32:32 +0000 http://bestbroadbandreports.com/?p=7120 Huawei spying concerns have been brushed aside by its founder Ren Zhengfei, who dismissed allegations his company was involved in state-sponsored cyber espionage and quipped that the UK government even believes the Chinese networking provider is incapable of supporting wiretapping. Huawei has found itself embroiled in cyber security concerns coming from the US government, with […]

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Virgin Media To Boost Broadband in London’s Tech City http://bestbroadbandreports.com/news/europe/7114/virgin-media-to-boost-broadband-in-londons-tech-city/ http://bestbroadbandreports.com/news/europe/7114/virgin-media-to-boost-broadband-in-londons-tech-city/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:18:04 +0000 http://bestbroadbandreports.com/?p=7114 Virgin Media Business has announced new plans to create fibre optic speeds in a new start-up hotspot in East London named “Tech City”, where several small technology business are set-up. Virgin Media Business will not only bring speeds up to six times the current standard, but it is looking to make prices even lower for […]

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100Mbps Fibre-To-The-Home From R998 Per Month http://bestbroadbandreports.com/news/africa/7106/100mbps-fibre-to-the-home-from-r998-per-month/ http://bestbroadbandreports.com/news/africa/7106/100mbps-fibre-to-the-home-from-r998-per-month/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:06:15 +0000 http://bestbroadbandreports.com/?p=7106 Web Africa has launched its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) products which will use Telkom’s infrastructure, offering speeds of between 20Mbps and 100Mbps. Web Africa’s Greg Wright explained that unlike Telkom’s bundled fibre products, they offer unbundled products to provide consumers with more flexibility. Users have a variety of data package choices, ranging from 40GB (+80GB after hours) […]

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Google To Reportedly Enter Cellular Service Industry As MVNO Running On Sprint, T-Mobile Networks http://bestbroadbandreports.com/news/us-and-canada/7103/google-to-reportedly-enter-cellular-service-industry-as-mvno-running-on-sprint-t-mobile-networks/ http://bestbroadbandreports.com/news/us-and-canada/7103/google-to-reportedly-enter-cellular-service-industry-as-mvno-running-on-sprint-t-mobile-networks/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:54:39 +0000 http://bestbroadbandreports.com/?p=7103 A pair of reports on Wednesday claim Google is about to wade into the cellular network industry through deals with U.S. carriers T-Mobile and Sprint, a bold move that could push competitors to cut prices and boost data speeds. Citing sources with knowledge of Google’s plans, The Wall Street Journal reports the Internet search giant […]

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Mobile Broadband: PTA Looks To Sell off Remaining Frequencies http://bestbroadbandreports.com/news/asia/7100/mobile-broadband-pta-looks-to-sell-off-remaining-frequencies/ http://bestbroadbandreports.com/news/asia/7100/mobile-broadband-pta-looks-to-sell-off-remaining-frequencies/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:46:56 +0000 http://bestbroadbandreports.com/?p=7100 In a bid to sell off its remaining frequencies, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is in the process of hiring consultants to sell licences for one frequency slot in 1,800 Megahertz (MHz) band and another in 850 MHz. These are the same frequencies that remained unsold in the April 2014 spectrum auction of next generation […]

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NBN Could Put Aussie ISPs Into SaaS Channel http://bestbroadbandreports.com/news/australia-antarctica/7093/nbn-could-put-aussie-isps-into-saas-channel/ http://bestbroadbandreports.com/news/australia-antarctica/7093/nbn-could-put-aussie-isps-into-saas-channel/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:04:34 +0000 http://bestbroadbandreports.com/?p=7093 Australian ISPs are being urged to offer “end-to-end” cloud packages to take advantage of an untapped SME market. The local SME market is a “significant” opportunity for ISPs, with cloud-based services like Saas, Paas and IaaS tipped to experience significant growth, according to a study by Ovum and commissioned by NBN Co. ISPs’ existing relationships […]

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Vodafone Brings 3G To 40 More Rural Communities http://bestbroadbandreports.com/news/europe/7090/vodafone-brings-3g-to-40-more-rural-communities/ http://bestbroadbandreports.com/news/europe/7090/vodafone-brings-3g-to-40-more-rural-communities/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:53:51 +0000 http://bestbroadbandreports.com/?p=7090 Vodafone has announced that 40 more communities have been shortlisted to join its Rural Open Sure Signal programme, which aims to bring high quality 3G voice and data services to parts of the country that currently suffer from unreliable mobile coverage. The list includes communities in Argyll & Bute, Borders, Caithness, Cornwall, Co Tyrone, Cumbria, […]

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Google Wants To Test 24GHz Spectrum With Balloons, Drones http://bestbroadbandreports.com/news/us-and-canada/7087/google-wants-to-test-24ghz-spectrum-with-balloons-drones/ http://bestbroadbandreports.com/news/us-and-canada/7087/google-wants-to-test-24ghz-spectrum-with-balloons-drones/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:45:22 +0000 http://bestbroadbandreports.com/?p=7087 Drones, balloons, rockets — Google has seemingly endless schemes for delivering Internet to us. We may be largely stuck on the ground, but that doesn’t stop us from beaming info all over the place. In a new letter to the FCC, Google outlines their case for spectrum. Rather than get into the spectrum wars carriers […]

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EE, Virgin, Vodafone Last To Sign Up To Open Internet Code http://bestbroadbandreports.com/news/europe/7083/ee-virgin-vodafone-last-to-sign-up-to-open-internet-code/ http://bestbroadbandreports.com/news/europe/7083/ee-virgin-vodafone-last-to-sign-up-to-open-internet-code/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:01:00 +0000 http://bestbroadbandreports.com/?p=7083 EE, Virgin and Vodafone have signed up to the Open Internet Code, joining the cohort that also includes BT and Sky which effectively “supports the Open Internet”. The code commits ISPs to the provision of full and open internet access products and confirms that traffic throttling, or ‘management practices’ in their words, will not be […]

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