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TA May 2011
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201105

I have spent a lot of time over the last year pondering and reporting on the merits of next-generation broadband networks such as FTTH compared to wireless broadband offerings such as Wimax, HSPA+ and LTE in its various guises. My opinion has always been that fixed broadband far and away outperforms its wire-free cousins and would always be my preference. But today I'm not so sure.

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Tony Poulos
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John C. Tanner
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Best Fixed-line and Broadband Carrier

Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN)

Last year's winner: HKBN

Most Innovative Telecom Product

Singapore NBN - OpenNet and Nucleus Connect

Last year's winner: First year
Companies: OpenNet (SingTel, Singapore Pres

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It was the week that saw Microsoft buy Skype, as well as NBN satellite deals in Australia and another new subsea cable for Asia.

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ASC International has kicked off a project to build a 4,800km cable linking Western Australia with Singapore.
 
ASC (Australia Singapore Cable), a subsidiary of Australian project development and contracting company Leighton, has commissioned Alcatel-Lucent to build the multi-terrabit cable.
 
The cableco

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India is pulling out all the stops after missing its broadband subscriber targets for last year, announcing plans to invite bids for a national rural wireless broadband network.
 
The telecom ministry will ask for bids from fixed and wireless operators for a rollout of wireless broadband services aimed at bridging the urban-rural digital divide, Economic Times

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Australia's NBN Co has awarded A$300 million ($279.3 million) worth of satellite deals to SingTel's Australian subsidiary, Optus, and Thaicom's IPSTAR Australia. 

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StarHub’s net profit grew 62.1% year-on-year to S$69 million ($56.13 million) in Q1, with mobile segment contributing to 53% of its revenue.
 
The Singapore-based operator's ebitda grew S$160 million year-on-year as the carrier observed a return on investment in smartphone subsidies made last year.
 
The carrier experienced a 9% cli

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The internet contributed over $12 billion to Hong Kong's economy in 2009, and this could grow to HK$146 billion by 2015, according to new research.
 
A report commissioned by Google Hong Kong and prepared by Boston Consulting Group found that the internet was responsible for roughly HK$96 billion ($12.35 bi

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Optical networking solutions provider Transmode has appointed Naoko Kurauchi as country director Japan.

Staff writer