Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • Users greet Avaya bankruptcy with shrugs

    The news that sprawling networking company Avaya has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy is being treated with nonchalance by at least some of its customers, for whom the saga of the firm’s financial troubles has been ongoing.

    21 Jan. 17 04:53 Written by Jon Gold
  • Hawaiki ‘on schedule’ as route survey is completed

    Hawaiki Submarine Cable and its main supplier, TE SubCom, say they have completed the survey of the cable’s 14,000km route and the project remains on schedule for completion in mid-2018.

    17 Jan. 17 15:33 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Telstra plans 100Gbps optical encryption test

    Telstra and Ericsson have demonstrated encryption of data in transit between Los Angeles and Melbourne over a 10 gigabit per second link.

    17 Jan. 17 13:27 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Vodafone taps Ericsson and Cisco for full-scale network virtualisation

    Vodafone Hutchison Australia has named Ericsson as prime contractor with Cisco as the main subcontractor for a five-year project to virtualise both the core of its mobile network and the IP network supporting services and applications.

    17 Jan. 17 08:34 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Cisco calls on Arista to stop selling products in US after agency reverses patent finding

    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has revoked its November 2016 finding that Arista’s redesigned products don’t infringe a key Cisco patent -- as a result Cisco called on Arista to stop importing those products and recall others sold with redesigned software. The finding is the latest round in a high-stakes battle between Cisco and Arista over patents and copyrights that has been going on since 2014. In the summer of 2016 the US Trade Representative began an import ban as well as a cease and desist order covering Arista products imposed by the International Trade Commission in June where it ruled that Arista had infringed on a number of Cisco’s technology patents.

    17 Jan. 17 02:48 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Optus rolls out small cells in WA

    Optus announced today that it has rolled out nine new satellite-connected small cells in Western Australia.

    16 Jan. 17 14:18 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Viptela taps former Cisco, Dell-EMC exec to lead SD-WAN charge

    Software-Defined WAN vendor Viptela today announced industry veteran and former Cisco and Dell EMC executive Praveen Akkiraju will become its new CEO as the company looks to increase its presence in the rapidly-budding market.

    13 Jan. 17 06:31 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Southern Cross deploys SDN to serve Pacific Islands

    Southern Cross Cable Network has introduced new service offerings based on software-defined networking (SDN supported by a platform from incumbent supplier Ciena that it says will make life easier for smaller operators and the Pacific Islands.

    11 Jan. 17 11:42 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Ehealth: AMA call for bush broadband boost

    The Australian Medical Association has called on the government to tackle barriers to the use of ehealth and telemedicine in rural and regional Australia.

    11 Jan. 17 10:27 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Fortinet embraces Cisco, HPE, Nokia

    Fortinet is adding Cisco, HPE and Nokia to its stable of partners whose security gear can share information with Fortinet products to improve overall security.

    11 Jan. 17 02:57 Written by Tim Greene
  • Optus adds NBN HFC to wholesale offerings

    Customers of Optus Wholesale will be able to sell services over the National Broadband Network’s hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) infrastructure, the telco has announced.

    10 Jan. 17 11:06 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • The king has left the castle: The importance of securing your apps

    In decades past, computer programs would support the work of teams within businesses, usually by storing data and documents. These programs were hosted by owned servers on-premise, using excessive infrastructure to store and compute. Users would have to be physically in the office to login and use the program from a company computer.

    09 Jan. 17 12:07 Written by Rob Malkin, F5 Networks
  • ACCC seeks to match ‘superfast’ broadband prices to NBN charges

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released its proposal for wholesale pricing and conditions that will apply to so-called ‘superfast’ — 25 megabits per second or faster — broadband networks that are independent of the National Broadband Network.

    09 Jan. 17 11:15 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Juniper envisages self-driving networks

    Kireeti Kompella, CTO of Juniper Networks’ Development and Innovation team, is pursuing a grand vision: To develop a network that is fully autonomous, that is able to monitor itself and configure itself to the demands of the applications it exists to serve, with no human intervention.

    09 Jan. 17 08:47 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Demand for 3rd Party ERP Support Soars

    Widespread shift to more cost-effective, third party support models for Oracle and SAP platforms signals the end of ‘one-stop-shop’ vendor solutions

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