Skype Announces Unlimited Long-Distance Calls to Over a Third of the World’s Population

Skype announced unlimited* calling today to over a third of the world’s population with the launch of its new calling subscriptions. The new subscriptions signal the first time Skype has offered a single, monthly flat rate for international calling to landline numbers in 34 countries. The new subscriptions have no long-term contract. You can make calls [...]

European Service Providers Drive Home Networking in Booming Worldwide Market

Home networking penetration worldwide will grow nearly 50% from 2006 to 2008, according to a new Parks Associates white paper Europe: Home Network Update. This paper finds that households with data networking solutions for broadband and file sharing, totaling 114 million at the end of 2006, will reach close to 170 million by the end [...]

Fiber to the Home Connections Jump to Nearly Three Million as Next-Generation Broadband Deployment Continues

North America continues its march toward a high-bandwidth future as fiber to the home connections posted another year of robust growth – reaching nearly three million households – according to a study released today by the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council. The study, by RVA Market Research, says there are now 2.91 million homes connected via end-to-end fiber, [...]

Sprint Continues WiMAX Ecosystem Progress with New Device and Service Deals

Mobile broadband leader Sprint today announced further progress with the development of its Mobile WiMAX network ecosystem, citing application program, wireless device and services developments which collectively will enhance the XOHM customer mobile Internet experience. Sprint was recognized in 2008 with a Frost & Sullivan United States Technology Leadership Award for its commitment towards building out [...]

‘Last Mile’ WiMAX Broadband Subscribers to Reach 47 Million within 5 Years

A new analysis of the global opportunity for WiMAX 802.16e to deliver 'local loop' broadband connectivity, forecasts that WiMAX will begin to take off over the 2009 to 2011 period, exceeding 47 million subscribers globally by 2013. A region by region analysis by Juniper Research found that there is a significant opportunity now for WiMAX as [...]

Comcast and BitTorrent Form Collaboration to Address Network Management, Network Architecture and Content Distribution

Comcast Corporation and BitTorrent, Inc. announced today that they will undertake a collaborative effort with one another and with the broader Internet and ISP community to more effectively address issues associated with rich media content and network capacity management. While BitTorrent and Comcast are talking directly, they are also in discussions with other parties [...]

33 Million U.S. Households to Have 10Mbps+ Broadband by 2012

By 2012, close to 33 million U.S. households will have broadband services with speeds of 10 Mbps or higher, capable of streaming high-definition video, according to Parks Associates’ North American Broadband Market Update. At year-end 2007, 5.7 million, or 9% of U.S. broadband households, had such speeds. “Until recently, telecom operators’ aggressive deployment of deep fiber [...]

More Than 12 Million AT&T, Starbucks Customers to Get Free In-Store Wi-Fi Access

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) and Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) today announced plans to deliver AT&T Wi-Fi service at more than 7,000 company-operated Starbucks locations across the United States. The initiative brings together two of the most recognizable global brands to create a powerful and convenient online experience for consumers and business customers. Starbucks and AT&T will offer a [...]