“G.Fast will claim market share in ultra-bandwidth copper networks”

Operators from around the globe will be descending on London this October at the Broadband World Forum, to explore the latest technologies and innovations across the industry to speed up their legacy networks. And one technology you can safely say will be hogging the limelight at this year’s show is G.9701, or as it is better known: G.Fast. From “Superfast” to “Ultrafast” Earlier this year our keynote speaker, and CEO of BT, Gavin Patterson announced the company’s plans to drive the UK broadband market from superfast to “ultrafast”. At the moment you could say that the UK is in a … Continue reading “G.Fast will claim market share in ultra-bandwidth copper networks”

Superfast Broadband for London – but what about the rest of the UK?

While EE are planning their mighty 300Mb/s upgrade to existing LTE coverage in London this summer (using LTE-Advanced specification) there are still many parts of the UK still struggling with shaky mobile broadband connectivity. If you’re in London you may find this hard to believe but having grown up in Devon trust me, in some parts of the country even accessing 2G signal can be a challenge. So I imagine Vodafone’s announcement of the Rural Open Sure Signal programme will be making a lot of people happy as they announce plans to boost signal in 100 rural communities with 3G … Continue reading Superfast Broadband for London – but what about the rest of the UK?

Interview, chief strategy officer, Telekom Malaysia: “The Public-Private Partnership was a ground-breaking collaboration”

In the following interview, Dr Farid Mohamid Sani  (chief strategy officer, Telekom Malaysia) offers a ton of insight concerning Public-Private Partnerships, Malaysian connectivity, high speed Internet and more. Dr Sani will be giving a high-level strategic presentation on Malaysia’s joint national broadband network on Day Two of … Continue reading Interview, chief strategy officer, Telekom Malaysia: “The Public-Private Partnership was a ground-breaking collaboration”

Fit for Purpose Networks – ‘There is more to life than increasing its speed.’

The UK Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) hit the national headlines last week by claiming that the UK’s broadband network is not fit for purpose, with the current network holding back the growth of FSB member companies and the UK economy. So … Continue reading Fit for Purpose Networks – ‘There is more to life than increasing its speed.’

Darren Shenkin, the director of products and propositions at fibre specialists Hyperoptic

Interview: “The broadband critics who claim that FTTH is economically unviable are incorrect.”

Darren Shenkin, the director of products and propositions at fibre specialists Hyperoptic, is taking part in a panel debate on the ROI for increasing broadband speeds, as part of the Access Evolution stream on Day Two of the Broadband World … Continue reading Interview: “The broadband critics who claim that FTTH is economically unviable are incorrect.”

Interview: CTO, Hong Kong Broadband Network: “The fast fibre connection is just part of the value chain.”

Sui-Lun Lo, CTO, Hong Kong Broadband Network is speaking on the subject of “Taking FTTH Speeds to 2Gbps and Beyond” on Day One of the Broadband World Forum is taking place on the 21st – 23rd October 2014 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam. We get a taster of this talk at the event where he tells us how the super-fast is the new normal in Hong Kong and how the expectation of speed is changing the market for incumbents. You already offer high-speed fast fibre connections at HKBN. What’s the next stage for you? The fast fibre … Continue reading Interview: CTO, Hong Kong Broadband Network: “The fast fibre connection is just part of the value chain.”

Malcolm Rodrigues, My Republic

Interview: CEO, MyRepublic, Singapore: “It is better to run to the future than get mired in the past.”

Malcolm Rodrigues, CEO, of fibre broadband provider MyRepublic in Singapore, is taking part in a panel discussion entitled, “Are Service Providers ready for Ubiquitous On-Demand Services and 100% National Coverage?” on Day Two of the Broadband Asia conference, taking place … Continue reading Interview: CEO, MyRepublic, Singapore: “It is better to run to the future than get mired in the past.”

Sui-Lun Lo, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Owner, HKBN, Hong Kong

“Our aim is to make a user’s content available to them as if it is located on their local hard disk”: Chief Technology Officer & Co-Owner, HKBN, Hong Kong

Sui-Lun Lo, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Owner, HKBN, Hong Kong is speaking on Day One of the Broadband Asia conference, taking place on the 29th-30th April 2014 at the Suntec, Singapore. Ahead of the conference we catch-up with him about … Continue reading “Our aim is to make a user’s content available to them as if it is located on their local hard disk”: Chief Technology Officer & Co-Owner, HKBN, Hong Kong