Broadband News from Around the World: Indian Cable, Kiwi Education and Mongolian Digital Divide
Africa, Asia, Australia, Broadband's Impact, International
February 26th, 2013
WASHINGTON, February 25, 2013 – A recent wrap-up of global broadband news included the following items: Leading Indian Cable Operator Speaks to Expanding Telecommunications Climate In preparation for the coming “TV Connect Asia” summit in Hong Kong, InCablenet, India’s leading cable provider, has recently spoken about their support of improving telecommunications in India. Ravi Mansukhani, […]
New Date for ‘China & Intellectual Property with the Chinese Embassy IP Attache’
Asia, Broadband Calendar, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks
December 7th, 2010
WASHINGTON, December 7, 2010 – The internet and intellectual property policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com is postponing its December breakfast , “China & Intellectual Property with the Chinese Embassy IP Attache.”
An unforeseen change in the schedule of Fuli Chen, the Chinese Embassy Intellectual Property Attache, has caused the postponement, owing to the visit of Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan to Washington next week.
The event, which was to be on December 14th, 2010, has been rescheduled for February 8th, 2011. Registration for the February 8 event is available at http://ipbreakfastfebruary2011.eventbrite.com/
Report: Google Launches Music Service in India to Stave Off Piracy
October 26th, 2010
Google has partnered with three digital music providers to launch a new online music service to increase broadband usage and stave off internet piracy, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report.
Mignon Clyburn Expects FCC Universal Service Fund Proposals by Year-End
Broadband Data, FCC, Universal Service, Wireless
October 2nd, 2010
ARLINGTON, Va., October 2, 2010 – Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn emphasized the need for quality research in policy making, particularly with regard to reforming the universal service fund for telephone and internet connectivity.
Speaking at the Friday evening dinner session at the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, a top telecom research conference here, Clyburn also said that she expected the FCC to propose changes to the USF system, and to propose funding for universal broadband, by the end of 2010.
India Wants Access to Communications Networks
Broadband's Impact, Cybersecurity, International, Mobile Broadband, Wireless
September 3rd, 2010
WASHINGTON, September 3, 2010 – The Indian government has announced that it will give notice to all communications services that it would like access to their networks. In the aftermath of last year’s Mumbai terror attacks, the government wants to be able to access communications networks to monitor for terrorist activities.
India Gives RIM Two More Months to Comply
Broadband's Impact, International, Privacy, Transparency, Wireless
August 31st, 2010
WASHINGTON, August 31, 2010 – India’s government has given BlackBerry-maker RIM two more months to comply with a request for increased access to e-mail from its users.
RIM Agrees to Give India Access to Networks
International, Privacy, Wireless
August 19th, 2010
WASHINGTON, August 19, 2010 – India is the latest nation to require Research in Motion to provide a government with access to the traffic across the RIM network. The nation gave the Canadian phone maker until the end of the month to comply with a request for access to its network. RIM has acquiesced and beginning Sept. 1 will give India access to the BlackBerry messenger service.
UAE BlackBerry Ban Highlights State Threat to Broadband Freedom
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Cybersecurity, Mobile Broadband, Wireless
August 4th, 2010
LONDON, August 4, 2010 – The plan announced this week by the United Arab Emirates to ban use of BlackBerry Messenger, e-mail and web browsing services by Oct. 11 unless the company allows it to access the encrypted messages on demand has drawn universal condemnation from freedom and privacy groups, but more a muted governmental response.
Vodafone Essar to Launch 3G Network in India by end of 2010
Asia, International, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless
August 2nd, 2010
WASHINGTON August 2, 2010- Indian mobile provider Vodafone Essar is set to launch a new 3G network by the end of the year.
Ericsson and Radius Infratel to Setup India’s Largest FTTH Network
Asia, Fiber, International
July 27th, 2010
WASHINGTON July 27, 2010- Ericsson will work with Radius Infratel to setup the nation’s largest FTTH network. The network will bring service to 600,000 households with speeds of 100Mpbs down.