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
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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