Italy's internet turned thrirty on Friday. Photo:Scott Beale/Flickr On April 29th 1986, Italy became the fourth European country to connect to the internet. Thirty years on, it has the slowest speeds in the EU. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was just 11 years old when boffins at Pisa University sent a stream of data - travelling at mere bits per second - to Roaring … [Read more...] about Italy’s internet is 30 years old. But is it finally speeding up?
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Italy's government adopted a €6 billion plan on Tuesday to modernize its internet network. Photo: Internet photo: Shutterstock Italy's government adopted a €6 billion plan on Tuesday to modernize its internet network and improve access to broadband in hopes of shedding its reputation as one of Europe's online laggards. The plan that the government's economic … [Read more...] about Italy adopts plan to shift into internet fast lane
Prime Minister Enrico Letta has pledged to get Italy up to speed on the internet within three years. Photo: AFP/Vincenzo Pinto Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta on Thursday promised to provide high-speed Internet access to half the country within three years, after a report showed that Italy has the slowest connections in Europe. "Italy is behind in developing … [Read more...] about We will speed up EU’s slowest internet: PM
Italy has the fastest internet connection in the world, eclipsing speeds in even the most efficient nations such as Germany, a new study has revealed. But surfers in the south of the country are baffled by the results. The latest findings fly in the face of earlier research from otherwise well-respected institutions, which have had people believing that internet speed in … [Read more...] about Italy has world’s fastest internet: study
Good luck untangling those. Photo: Magnus Hjalmarson Neideman /SvD /TT Anyone sick of seeing Sweden top every list under the sun will be pleased to know that the country has lost its claim to having the fastest internet in Europe. For the Swedes however, it's bad news, particularly as the nation which has overtaken them is old rival Norway. That's according to a new … [Read more...] about Sweden loses fastest internet crown
The western city of Bochum is aiming to become a pioneer for Germany in high-speed internet, promising nearly all residents lightning speed rates by the end of 2018. Bochum’s mayor, Thomas Eiskirch, said his city would become Germany’s first “Gigabit City” - as the project is called - by offering households lightning speed internet connections, the … [Read more...] about Bochum hopes to be Germany’s ‘fastest city’ for internet
Photo: DPA. Internet speed can vary greatly across the country, so if you're feeling tied down by a slow connection, perhaps it's time to consider a move. A new study from consumer comparison website Verivox shows how greatly average internet speeds can vary from one corner of Germany to another. The study, seen and reported on by Spiegel on Friday, looked at 25 big … [Read more...] about Here’s where to find the fastest internet in Germany
It’s been a long time coming, but the finishing touches are being put to the upcoming 5G networking specification. The ITU has just published a draft report for IMT-2020 radio interfaces, also known as 5G, which will be finalized sometime in November 2017. Once the specification is complete, there’s still a period of hardware consultation, followed by countries … [Read more...] about 5G specification sets 100Mbps minimum download speed
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The new 2018 Global Digital suite of reports from We Are Social and Hootsuite reveals that there are now more than four billion people around the world using the internet. Well over half of the world’s population is now online, with the latest data showing that nearly a quarter of a billion new users came online for the first time in 2017. Africa has seen … [Read more...] about Report: World’s internet users pass the 4 billion mark