Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • For cordless VR and more, WiGig may be worth the wait

    On Monday, the Wi-Fi Alliance launched a certification process for WiGig products, which will go as fast as 8Gbps (bits per second) and could include virtual-reality headsets and high-speed office Wi-Fi zones.

    25 Oct. 16 11:00 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Mobile content spurs AT&T's need for Time-Warner

    The intrinsic value of AT&T's proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner is based primarily on recent growth in mobile video consumption, especially among users under age 35.

    25 Oct. 16 07:01 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Commonwealth Bank backs blockchain-inspired smart contract trial

    The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has participated in what the bank describes as a world first: A global transaction employing a ‘smart contract’ that uses a distributed ledger inspired by the design of Bitcoin’s blockchain.

    24 Oct. 16 09:21 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Vodafone finally makes its NBN play

    Vodafone has confirmed it is preparing to enter the National Broadband Network market, with the company’s CEO — Iñaki Berroeta — saying that the telco intends to offer its first fixed-line broadband services before the end of next year.

    19 Oct. 16 13:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN eyes new discount scheme for RSPs in early 2017

    NBN CEO Bill Morrow expects that “if all goes well” NBN will implement a previously mooted discount system based on how much capacity per customer an individual retail service provider (RSP) provisions.

    19 Oct. 16 07:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Australian IoT industry told to put security first

    Professor Jill Slay, the director of the Australian Centre for Cyber Security at UNSW in Canberra, has delivered a scathing attack on the IoT industry for failing to design in security, on the vendor community for peddling false promises, and bemoaned what she sees as a general lack of leadership in cyber security.

    18 Oct. 16 09:31 Written by Stuart Corner
  • ACCC not ready to stop regulating ADSL just yet

    Although the National Broadband Network rollout is gathering pace, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission believes it should continue to regulate Telstra’s wholesale ADSL service.

    14 Oct. 16 10:22 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN signs new greenfield deals

    NBN has signed deals with Fulton Hogan and Visionstream to hook up greenfields areas to the National Broadband Network as well as build out the fibre links for its transit network.

    14 Oct. 16 07:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Cisco fashions tactical ransomware defense

    Cisco has taken a look at its security capabilities and those of its partners and come up with a playbook to address ransomware.

    13 Oct. 16 08:59 Written by Tim Greene
  • auDA asks registrar to delete 1025 .au domain names

    auDA — the administrator of the .au domain — has requested a domain name registrar place into policy delete more than 1000 domains it says were used to impersonate Australian businesses.

    07 Oct. 16 15:44 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Optus and Nokia work together on 5G

    Optus has signed a memorandum of understanding with Nokia for collaboration on the development of 5G.

    06 Oct. 16 14:38 Written by Rohan Pearce