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  • Alcatel-Lucent moves to educate public on NBN

    Alcatel-Lucent has moved to educate the public on the National Broadband Network (NBN), issuing a layman’s guide to networking terms and flagging plans to launch an online version shortly.

  • Vendors closing in on 1Gbps using DSL

    DSL vendors are using a variety of methods such as bonding several copper lines, creating virtual ones and using advanced noise cancellation to increase broadband over copper to several hundred megabits per second.

  • Updated: ADSL emulation port scrapped from NBN plans

    NBN Co has confirmed the Network Termination Unit (NTU) being installed on residents' homes as part of the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout will not have an ADSL emulation port among its set of interfaces.

  • LTE demo will test broadband for oil fields

    LTE is generating excitement in the world of consumer electronics and ever-faster online video viewing, but the 4G (fourth-generation) mobile network technology may have even greater implications for specific industries that lack a good means of connectivity.

  • Alcatel-Lucent's revenue drops, but operating loss shrinks

    Alcatel-Lucent's second-quarter revenue fell 2.4 percent year on year, dragged down by slow sales in fixed-line network equipment and terrestrial optical networks, but the company reduced costs, cutting its operating loss by two-thirds compared to a year earlier.

  • Coming to a wall near you: Meet the NBN ONT

    The announcement of an $85 million deal between Alcatel-Lucent and National Broadband Network (NBN) wholesaler NBN Co brought with it the news that the telco giant, and source of many of NBN Co's hires, would be providing the optical networking terminal (ONT) infrastructure, which would be installed in each home as contractors roam the streets of announced trial sites to install fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) connections.

  • AT&T blames iPhone 4 slowdown on Alcatel bug

    Heavy demand for upload capacity from the iPhone 4 has exposed a flaw in the software for Alcatel-Lucent's 3G network equipment, temporarily forcing lower upstream speeds for some AT&T subscribers.

  • Alcatel-Lucent acquires Web mashup API directory

    Alcatel-Lucent has acquired ProgrammableWeb, which hosts an on-line directory of over 2,000 open web APIs (application programming interfaces) that developers can use to build 'mashups' of Web services.

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