INTUG Moves to Belgium

In September INTUG has officially relocated its administrative seat from the Netherlands to Belgium. INTUG’s administration has been in the hands of its Belgian member organization BELTUG for almost two years. After the move was official a new board was elected: Danielle Jacobs (Belgium) Chairman, Nick White, (UK) Rosemary Sinclair (Australia) Leonard Pera (Spain) and […]

FttH and FttB to Overtake DSL/Cable in Japan and Korea, OECD

The OECD recently published new data on broadband in its member countries. Fiber-to-the-Home (FttH) and Fiber-to-the-Building (FttB) subscriptions now comprise 9 per cent of all broadband connections in the OECD (up from 8 per cent in December 2007).

Broadband Quality, Not Penetration, Leads to Different Rankings

Broadband speeds in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Spain and the U.K. are not up to date when it comes to speedy broadband services available to consumers. These countries are hardly keeping pace with the demands of web based applications and video services, whose bandwidth needs are expected to only rise, according […]

OECD Broadband Update Released

The OECD released a background report with updated international data on broadband usage. The number of broadband subscribers in the OECD reached 235 million by December 2007, an increase of 18 per cent from 200 million subscribers in December 2006. This growth increased broadband penetration rates to 20.0 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants up from 16.9 […]

US Should Provide Incentives to Boost Broadband Access

The U.S. government should create a national broadband strategy, create incentives and support efforts to boost broadband demand in order to increase broadband access, according to a new report, Explaining International Broadband Leadership released on 1 May.

More than Half of Europeans Use Internet Regularly, ICT Progress Report

Over 250 million Europeans are now regular Internet users, 80 per cent of them have broadband connections and 60 per cent of public services in the EU are fully available online. Two thirds of schools and half of doctors make use of fast Internet connections, thanks to strong broadband growth in Europe.

Eight EU Members Ahead of U.S. in Broadband, Commission Says

Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands and Sweden are world leaders in broadband deployment with penetration rates over 30 per cent by the end of 2007, according to the European Commission’s 13th Progress Report on the Single Telecoms Market, issued today.