Thicker NBN aerial cables to face community opposition

AustraliaThe federal government is likely to face opposition over its proposal to increase the thickness of overhead cables erected as part of the national broadband network “to the size of your wrist” without requiring local or state planning approvals. Under schedule three of the Telecommunications Act and related regulations, carriers currently have limited immunity from local, state and territory planning and environmental laws when installing overhead cables with a diameter of 30mm or less.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/405255,nbn-thicker-overhead-cable-plan-to-face-local-government-and-community-opposition.aspx

Mobile tariffs will go up within a year: COAI

IndiaNEW DELHI: Huge outgo in spectrum auction by telecom operators will increase rates for mobile calls and other services in the long term, although it may not have any immediate impact on tariffs, industry body COAI said.  “Not immediate, its going to take about nine months to a year before you begin to start seeing the impact in terms of the implementation, roll out, investment in new equipment, all of these things have to happen,” COAI director general Rajan S Mathews told PTI when asked about the impact of spectrum auction on tariffs.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Mobile-tariffs-will-go-up-within-a-year-COAI/articleshow/46554967.cms

90pc traffic comes from mobile devices: Myntra

IndiaBANGALORE, INDIA: Myntra shared that 90 perecent of its traffic is being generated through mobile devices. Close to 85 percent of this traffic is driven by Android, iOS and Windows platforms. Interestingly, over 50 percent of the mobile traffic is coming from Tier II & III cities. After China, India ranks second in consumers accessing the internet for online shopping through mobile devices, according to a recent study.

http://www.ciol.com/90pc-traffic-comes-from-mobile-devices-myntra/

China has used 49.3 million GB of mobile data in the week since lunar new year

ChinaHome is where the heart is: that’s an idiom that rings as true in China as it does anywhere, and it’s the reason why millions and millions of urban Chinese trek their way out into the countryside each Spring Festival to visit their parents. But for many Chinese, home isn’t where the wifi is. And that means increased use of mobile data. In fact, according to China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), in the week since the lunar new year began Chinese have consumed more than 49.3 million gigabytes of mobile data.

https://www.techinasia.com/china-493-million-gb-mobile-data-week-lunar-year/

Asia Pacific mobile data traffic to increase 14-fold by 2019

APACMOBILE data traffic in the Asia Pacific region, excluding China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand, is projected to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 69% from 2014 and increase by 14-fold by 2019. According to the latest annual update of the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2014-2019, the mobile data traffic in these Asia Pacific countries is growing 1.6 times faster than the global average, which is forecasted to increase by nearly 10-fold over the next five years.

http://www.digitalnewsasia.com/mobile-telco/asia-pacific-mobile-data-traffic-to-increase-14-fold-by-2019

Internet traffic in India grew 74% in 2014

IndiaNEW DELHI: Mobile internet usage in India grew by 74%, driven by 3G traffic which more than doubled last year, says a study by Nokia Networks. “There has been huge growth momentum of data usage in India on wireless networks driven by 3G traffic. The data usage grew by 74% and 3G usage was up by 114% at end of 2014, compared to 2013,” Nokia Networks vice president and head of India region Sandeep Girotra said here. The 2G mobile internet usage grew by 41% in 2014, as per Nokia Network’s MBit Index study.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Internet-traffic-in-India-grew-74-in-2014/articleshow/46287859.cms

India has maximum listings,80% traffic coming from phones: OLX

NEW DELHI: Online classifieds platform OLX today said it expects traffic on its website to grow at a strong pace, driven by increasing penetration of smartphones in the country. India, which already accounts for the highest number of listings, had about 1.5 billion monthly page views generated from the country. The Naspers-Backed firm generated more than 11 billion monthly page views. It is present in over 106 countries in 40 languages.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/india-has-maximum-listings80-traffic-coming-from-phones-olx/articleshow/45025449.cms

Taiwan 3Q14 international Internet bandwidth rises to over 1.4Tbps, says TWNIC

Taiwan’s direct Internet connection with 17 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached total bandwidth of 1.422Tbps as of the end of the third quarter of 2014, increasing 0.64% on quarter and 21.87% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141020VL200.html

Viet Nam has second slowest Internet connection in Asia

According to the latest ‘State of the Internet’ quarterly report by content delivery network, Akamai, Viet Nam continues to lag behind in broadband adoption. It has the second slowest Internet speed in Asia and globally ranks 117th, behind Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines. The Akamai report states that the average Internet connection speed in Viet Nam is 2 Mbps while the global average Internet speeds have reached 3.9Mbps, and the highest average peak connection speed was 21.2Mbps.

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/106573/viet-nam-has-second-slowest-internet-connection-in-asia.html

China’s average internet speed jumped 33 percent in 2013, but it’s still pretty slow

Internet speeds in China have historically remained sluggish, though the country has been making steady strides in improving online connectivity. According to a report from China Cache, in which the organization analyzed data speeds across its 15,000 servers in China, the national average internet speed (excluding Hong Kong) for Q4 2013 reached 3.45Mb/s, up 33.2 percent from the previous year. Region by region, Shanghai sits at the top of the with an average connection speed of 5.40Mb/s, followed by Beijing at 4.17Mb/s and Fujian Province at 3.93Mb/s.

http://www.techinasia.com/internetz/