Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • ACCC scrutinises TPG's iiNet buyout

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking comment on the potential impact on competition that TPG's acquisition of iiNet will have.

  • Building connected healthcare

    Dealing with the explosion of devices on enterprise networks thanks to the use prevalence of mobile devices, including 'bring your own device' (BYOD) schemes, can be a headache for IT.

  • Where SDN falls down

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

  • Cisco to buy SDN startup Embrane

    Cisco plans to beef up its SDN [software-defined networking] technology by acquiring Embrane, a startup with an architecture for virtualized network appliances.

  • Start-up touts wireless charging from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals

    A wireless charging start-up says it has developed a chipset that easily integrates with mobile devices to allow them to charge from existing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth transmitters.

  • Is it safe to use public Wi-Fi networks?

    Wi-Fi has significantly changed the way we work and play, enabling us to interact with the digital world from anywhere in the physical world. Furthermore, free Wi-Fi access is on the rise, from local coffee shops to international restaurant chains. However, the convenience of free Wi-Fi comes with some real threats, from computer viruses to identity theft.

  • All the news that's fit to squish -- on a smartwatch

    It was probably inevitable: The New York Times announced Tuesday it will produce one-sentence stories and other content on various topics for the Apple Watch, the day the device first goes on sale on April 24.

  • Dial-up is still not dead (yet)

    The latest statistics on Internet activity in Australia, released this morning by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that while dial-up is dying it's still not dead.

  • In brief: Huawei's Australian revenue up 18 per cent

    Networking equipment and smartphone manufacturer Huawei boosted its Australian sales revenue by 18 per cent in its 2014 financial year, the Chinese-owned company announced this morning.

  • NBN Co adds 550k premises to construction plan

    NBN Co has added 555,000 premises in Queensland, South Australia, NSW and Western Australia to its National Broadband Network construction plan.