EU wants a minimum Internet download speed of 100Mbps
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By 2025

The European Commission wants “all European households” to have a minimum Internet download speed of 100Mbps+ by 2025, with businesses and the public sector being told to expect 1Gbps+.

ISP broadband beaten by a pigeon
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Wednesday, 02 December 2015 14:25

ISP broadband beaten by a pigeon


Faster at 4GB transfer


Customers of a South African ISP were so cross with the outfit’s poor broadband speeds they arranged a data transfer race between it and a pigeon.

European ISPs exaggerate their speeds
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Monday, 26 October 2015 10:31

European ISPs exaggerate their speeds


But are cheaper and faster than the US

A new EU Commission survey shows that European ISPs don't deliver on the download speeds they advertise. While the US ISPs are a little more honest, the Europeans are cheaper and faster.

Lufthansa Ready For Short and Mid-Haul Broadband
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In-flight entertainment on short flights gets a boost.

German powerhouse of an airline, Lufthansa, is ready to start offering broadband Internet access on their short and mid-haul flights. European businessmen on the redeye flights to Frankfurt and other business hubs on the continent won't have to stop communicating while on board a plane any more. For better or worse.

Intel pounces on better bandwidth router chips
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Friday, 11 September 2015 11:04

Intel pounces on better bandwidth router chips


Puma 7 lands on its paws

Intel has released its new Puma 7 DOCSIS 3.1 chip and while router chips are normally a bit of a yawn this one could lead to multi-gigabit cable modems.

Qualcomm sells Spectrum
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Monday, 08 June 2015 15:15

Qualcomm sells Spectrum


Captain Scarlet to take voluntary redundancy

Chipmaker Qualcomm has flogged off a chunk of the l-Band spectrum it has in Britain.

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CES 2011: All aboard
Tuesday, 28 December 2010 12:44

Second Internet satellite launched

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Broadband to the Alps and Wales