Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • FAQ: What is 802.11ay wireless technology?

    Products based on the IEEE 802.11ad (WiGig) standard have really only begun rolling out over the past year, but an effort to deliver an enhancement dubbed 802.11ay in the unlicensed 60 GHz spectrum band that promises to deliver faster and longer range W-Fi networks is gaining steam.

    28 March 17 21:00 Written by Bob Brown
  • Telstra loses fight against wholesale price cuts

    Telstra has failed in its attempt to overturn a decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that cut the prices the company can charge for wholesale services over the copper network.

    28 March 17 16:28 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ACCC not sold on some changes to key NBN agreement

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a draft decision rejecting a number of changes proposed by NBN to the network operator’s Special Access Undertaking.

    28 March 17 11:56 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • 5 burning questions with new IETF Chair and Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper

    When the Internet Engineering Task Force meets this week in Chicago it will have a new chair – Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper. Cooper will be the first woman to hold the position as the standards-setting body continues its work to improve all things Internet technology-related.

    28 March 17 02:56 Written by Michael Cooney
  • NT govt unloads on NBN satellite, pushes for fixed wireless

    The Northern Territory’s government has called for fixed wireless instead of satellite to be used to deliver broadband to remote communities in the NT, accusing NBN’s Sky Muster service of delivering “poor performance”.

    27 March 17 10:57 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Juniper extends data center interconnect options

    Large data center interconnect users needing high-speed connectivity and bandwidth for access to massive cloud resources have a new option to handle these demands. Juniper today rolled out its Open Cloud Interconnect package.

    22 March 17 05:11 Written by Michael Cooney
  • HPE unveils a new SimpliVity appliance

    Two months after acquiring SimpliVity for US$650 million, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is beginning to reshape the company's converged infrastructure offering in its own image.

    22 March 17 04:16 Written by Peter Sayer
  • Gen 6 performance unleashes the all-flash data centre

    Business leaders are embracing digital transformation as a critical factor for success and they expect IT to help them innovate faster, increase profitability and gain a competitive advantage. But this is putting new pressures on IT organisations and pushing mission critical storage environments to the limit.

    21 March 17 12:21 Written by Phillip Coates, Brocade
  • TPG registers NBN growth

    TPG and its subsidiary iiNet added 112,000 NBN customers in the first half of FY17, the telco reported today.

    21 March 17 10:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • The FCC chief's call to action could push 5G along faster

    U.S. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has pledged his agency will respond more quickly to new technology proposals, a move that might influence the direction of 5G development around the world.

    16 March 17 08:55 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • The big CBRS promise: private enterprise LTE wireless networks

    If you can get past that unappealing acronym, you just might find that CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) is worth paying attention to as a serious wireless network alternative for enterprises in the not-too-distant future.

    15 March 17 02:45 Written by Bob Brown
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