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  • Optus adds 16,000 NBN customers

    Optus’ operating revenue from fixed line services grew 6 per cent in the quarter ending 31 December, a result the telco attributed to growth in its National Broadband Network customer base and the take up of Optus TV.

  • Critical VPN key exchange flaw exposes Cisco security appliances to remote hacking

    Cisco Systems patched a critical vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to take over Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewalls configured as virtual private network servers by simply sending malformed network packets to them.

  • Stock-market jitters have rocked network spending, Cisco says

    The world's financial markets got off to such a rough start this year that some enterprises froze plans to upgrade their campus networks, according to Cisco.

  • Copyright notice scheme takes back seat to website blocking

    Representatives of the telecommunications and Australian content industries have yet to finalise key details of a scheme that will see alleged pirates sent a series notices warning them to cease illicit downloads.

  • Retired IT specialist shares inside story of botched National Parks Moose project

    A retired IT specialist for the National Park Service details how a lack of information and communications technology (ICT) representation is messing up projects and costing taxpayers millions of dollars, such as in Moose, Wyo.

  • NBN quizzed over FTTN complaints

    The electorate offices of Labor MPs in the Macquarie and Newcastle areas are being “flooded with complaints about fibre to the node”, the architect of the original all-fibre blueprint for the National Broadband Network, Senator Stephen Conroy, said yesterday during a Senate Estimates hearing.

  • Carriers celebrate as Telecommunications Act of 1996 turns 20

    The winners in a broadband industry heavily shaped by the Telecommunications Act of 1996 celebrated publicly this week, as February 8 marked the 20-year anniversary of the law taking effect.

  • Cisco boosts, broadens Catalyst switches

    New Sup6T has arrived, as well as a low-end supervisor for the 4500-E and a "Mini" for small sites

  • Aussie company Higgns formed to take care of IoT

    Australian software developer Two Bulls is spinning out a new company, Higgns, to exploit its software of the same name, which uses the AllJoyn open software framework for Internet of Things devices.

  • Bureau of Meteorology working to boost IT security

    The Bureau of Meteorology has again refused to confirm whether its IT systems late last year suffered a serious breach but says it is taking advantage of an infrastructure rebuild centred on its new supercomputer to boost its security posture.

  • PPC-1 submarine cable suffers outage

    The PPC-1 submarine cable between Sydney and Guam has suffered a major fault, taking down the entire cable system.

  • Telcos line up with ACCC against Telstra

    Three more telcos have been added as respondents to Telstra’s legal action against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

  • LTE-U’s cold war may be thawing, as field testing commences ahead of summit

    The FCC last week granted Verizon and Qualcomm permission to conduct limited tests of LTE-U technology in Raleigh, North Carolina and Oklahoma City, ahead of a planned summit meeting next week.

  • M2-Vocus merger greenlit by court

    Monday is expected to be the last day that M2 shares will trade on the ASX after the Victorian Supreme court today gave the go-ahead for a merger with Vocus Communications.

  • Telstra and Optus snap up 1800MHz spectrum

    Telstra and Optus between them picked up the majority of regional spectrum on the block in the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s 1800MHz auction.

  • NBN revenue continues to climb, with fibre still key

    NBN’s revenue has continued to soar as the National Broadband Network rollout continues, but despite the pivot to a ‘multi-technology mix’ (MTM) after the 2013 election it has continued to be fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) connections that contribute the lion’s share.

  • Google Fiber to be free for select affordable housing residents

    Google Fiber has announced free gigabit Internet service for residents of selected public housing projects connected to its fiber optic service in U.S. cities.

  • Rackspace to resell PLUMgrid OpenStack SDN

    Major endorsement for start-up from OpenStack founder

  • Arista just lost a patent round against Cisco and could face an import ban

    Cisco Systems has won the latest round against rival networking vendor Arista Networks at a U.S. trade agency that could block importation of Arista products.

  • Arista violated 3 Cisco patents: ITC

    Rival plans workarounds in Q2 to keep switches on the market