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  • ACCC makes telcos open ‘superfast’ broadband networks to competitors

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has pushed ahead with opening up so-called ‘superfast’ broadband (25 megabits per second or faster) networks, forcing network operators to allow other telcos to sell services over their infrastructure.

    29 July 16 13:51 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra increases NBN market share

    A snapshot provided by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission of National Broadband Network services reveals that Telstra continues to dominate the NBN market.

    29 July 16 10:25 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Free, city-wide IoT network launched in Sydney

    ​A city-wide Internet of Things network has been launched in Sydney allowing anyone to connect smart sensors to the internet for real-time monitoring.

    29 July 16 10:24 Written by George Nott
  • Black Hat: 9 free security tools for defense & attacking

    When Black Hat convenes next week in Las Vegas, it will be a rich environment for gathering tools that can be used to tighten security but also - in the wrong hands - to carry out exploits.

    29 July 16 08:33 Written by Tim Greene
  • Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise debuts pay-per-use networking in Australia and New Zealand

    Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, the former enterprise communications arm of Alcatel-Lucent, now majority owned by Chinese company Huaxin, has chosen Australia and New Zealand as the first countries, along with Singapore, in which to launch a new business model for providing enterprise fixed and wireless local area network services, dubbed Network On Demand (NOD).

    28 July 16 12:08 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Citrix & LogMeIn complete complicated, tax-free sort-of merger

    LogMeIn, the makers of the popular remote desktop software as well as IT security and other offerings, will become part of a Citrix subsidiary in the wake of a complicated, $1.8 billion transaction announced Tuesday by the two companies.

    28 July 16 07:18 Written by Jon Gold
  • ISPs on notice over broadband speed claims

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says it is concerned that consumers lack clear information about the speeds they can expect from broadband services.

    26 July 16 14:09 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Second NBN satellite set for 5 October launch

    NBN’s second satellite — Sky Muster II — will launch on 5 October, the company said this morning. The launch will take place in the French Guiana Space Centre in South America.

    25 July 16 10:45 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra’s API revolution

    As Telstra continues its shift from just being a telecommunications carrier to what it likes to describe as “a world class technology company that empowers people to connect”, the company’s software teams have been given a mandate to take an API-first approach to development whenever possible.

    25 July 16 09:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Kickass Torrents is offline, but moves to block it continue

    An application for a Federal Court injunction that will compel Telstra, Optus, TPG and Foxtel’s broadband arm to block customer access to Kickass Torrents will proceed for now despite the file-sharing site’s domains being seized and its alleged operator arrested.

    22 July 16 10:15 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Texas city dives into water monitoring technology

    A small city in Texas replaced its old water meters with wireless meters that help home and business owners track water usage and make adjustments before the bill arrives.

    22 July 16 04:00 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • HPE's Itanium server refresh should come in mid-2017

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise plans to refresh its Itanium server range around the middle of next year, employing Intel's long-promised "Kittson" successor to the current Itanium 9500 series ("Poulson") chips.

    22 July 16 01:22 Written by Peter Sayer
  • Like AT&T, Verizon is going virtual for enterprises

    On Thursday, Verizon announced enterprise services defined and activated through software, a move intended to help both the carrier and its customers save money and respond more quickly to changing needs.

    21 July 16 22:00 Written by Stephen Lawson

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