Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • Interop: Ransomware should haunt you all the time

    When the ransomware demands come in it’s really too late to come up with a good response plan, so do that as soon as you can, an Interop audience was told.

    07 May 16 00:00 Written by Tim Greene
  • FTTN revenue begins to trickle in for NBN

    For the first time since the technology launched last year, NBN has recorded revenue from fibre to the node (FTTN). Albeit only a trickle, even by the standards of the still-under-construction National Broadband Network.

    06 May 16 15:39 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Foxtel, Village and ISPs yet to agree on the cost of blocking pirate sites

    TPG (including subsidiaries such as iiNet), Telstra, Optus and M2 have confirmed they don’t intend to oppose Federal Court applications by Foxtel and Village Roadshow that seek to have the ISPs block their customers access a collection of piracy-linked websites.

    06 May 16 10:40 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Newer Wi-Fi's faster, but it needs a fast wire behind it

    So-called gigabit Wi-Fi, or 802.11ac, is slowly starting to show up in homes, buildings and public hotspots, but it’s not delivering a gigabit to smartphones, according to an analysis by research company OpenSignal.

    06 May 16 07:02 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Verizon strike taking trickle-down toll on business customers

    With the strike by Verizon union members now in its fourth week – and no settlement appearing near -- frustrations born of service delays and cancelations remain primarily the bane of consumers, although business customers are also taking on collateral damage, some of which may not be visible to the untrained eye.

    06 May 16 06:11 Written by Paul McNamara
  • Cyber insurance can be your worst nightmare, best friend

    Cyber insurance can pay out millions to cover the cost of data breach liability, but buying the policies can be a nightmare for info security pros, and premiums for similar coverage can vary wildly.

    05 May 16 22:08 Written by Tim Greene
  • Interop: 12 killer (and free) tools for network engineers

    Visibility is key to troubleshooting network woes, but getting such access can be expensive. To help out, a veteran networking pro shared with attendees of the big Interop conference in Las Vegas his list of a dozen mostly free “killer” tools.

    05 May 16 01:11 Written by Tim Greene
  • Budget 2016: NBN approaches limit of government funding

    Barring disaster, this year’s federal budget will mark the final government injection of capital into NBN, with $8.8 billion earmarked for the National Broadband Network rollout.

    03 May 16 21:24 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • The IoT company behind the curtain

    Greenwave Chief Scientist Jim Hunter explores the promise of the Internet of Things – and the challenges it still faces.

    03 May 16 20:08 Written by John Gallant
  • Interop at 30: New technology, new missions

    The Interop conference convening this week will be a far cry from the gathering of a small group of technology pioneers who sought interoperability among Internet devices 30 years ago.

    03 May 16 02:39 Written by Tim Greene
  • How the IoT and cloud are paying off for Woodside

    The Internet of Things is not just hype for Woodside, with a combination of networked sensors, cloud infrastructure and analytics already paying dividends for the oil and gas company.

    28 April 16 13:19 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • iiNet founder joins NBN board

    Michael Malone, the founder of Internet service provider iiNet, has joined the board of NBN as a director, the federal government has announced.

    26 April 16 08:31 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • OpenStack cloud’s “killer use case”: Telcos and NFV

    At the OpenStack Summit in Austin, one emerging use case for the open source cloud computing platform involves telecommunications providers like AT&T and Verizon using OpenStack to deliver virtualized network features to customers.

    26 April 16 07:09 Written by Brandon Butler

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