Tooting the internet lebensraum horn
Germans will acquire a legal right to fast internet under a proposed coalition between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD), the man expected to become Merkel’s top aide said in remarks published on Wednesday.
For 10Mbps target
BT has offered to invest up to 600 million English pounds ($778 million in green backs ) to provide faster broadband services to remote parts of the country.
Will make baseband chips produced on its 7nm process
TSMC has regained some chip orders from Qualcomm for baseband chips produced on its 7nm process, but not application processors.
Citizens Advice warns
Anyone who stays with their broadband company will end up paying a loyalty tax, according to the UK Citizens Advice watchdog.
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+.
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.
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.
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.
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.