Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • 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
  • Extreme grabs Avaya’s networking business for $100M

    Extreme’s Ed Meyercord, President and CEO said he expects the deal will broaden the company’s software and strengthen its presence in vertical markets such as healthcare and manufacturing.
    Norman Rice, an executive vice president with Extreme added that some of Avaya’s strengths included its networking fabric and Network Micro-Segmentation technology that helps customers secure enterprise components.

    08 March 17 09:58 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Optus teams with Cisco for managed business communications services

    Optus has announced a range of Cisco-based business services covering contact centre, collaboration, managed Wi-Fi and video-conferencing to be provided under what the two companies say is a new intensive collaboration to deliver the workplace of the future.

    08 March 17 09:48 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Wholesale ditching of FTTN not an option, NBN argues

    NBN’s fibre to the node rollout is capable of being upgraded to fibre to the curb (FTTC) down the track, but any decision to ditch the current deployment of FTTN would impact the rollout’s speed and the company’s financial health, NBN executives have argued.

    08 March 17 06:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Aruba’s top execs talk new tech, IoT and the competition

    Network World sat down with Senior Vice President and General Manager Keerti Melkote and CTO Partha Narasimhan at Aruba’s annual Atmosphere conference in Nashville last week to talk about future wireless technology, security, and more.

    07 March 17 02:23 Written by Jon Gold
  • Telstra invests in SD-WAN vendor

    Telstra has established what it has described as a strategic partnership with US SD-WAN company VeloCloud Networks, with the telco’s VC arm, Telstra Ventures, participating in its latest funding round.

    06 March 17 06:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Voice outage hits Vocus

    A problem with Vocus’ voice wholesale platform downed services for the telcos’ customers, the company has confirmed.

    03 March 17 11:09 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Law enforcement vehicles go high tech

    Australian motorists are about to experience the full impact of a whole range of new, computerised electronic law enforcement technology — and some of it will be highly visible highway patrol car equipment.

    02 March 17 12:34 Written by Christopher Jay
  • Fave Raves 2017 call for submissions

    What's your favorite enterprise IT product? Send us your submission for Fave Raves, our annual roundup of the best products, as chosen by readers.

    02 March 17 06:54 Written by Ann Bednarz
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