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  • NBN narrows in on rollout cost, future revenue

    An update to NBN’s corporate plan reveals that the worst case scenario for completing the National Broadband Network rollout is somewhat better than it previously expected. Although NBN still expects peak funding for the rollout to be $49 billion, ­the worst case scenario is $54 billion, compared to $56 billion in the previous corporate plan.​

    26 Aug. 16 11:52 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra unveils new broadcast operations centre

    Telstra has taken the wraps of a new broadcast operations centre built in its former Sydney CBD exchange building at 76 Pitt Street. The centre manages the delivery of video broadcast content for both domestic and international broadcasters and is the hub of Telstra’s Global Media Network.

    26 Aug. 16 08:46 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Cisco: US Trade Rep. backing Arista product import ban

    Cisco says: “For Arista’s customers and partners, the cease and desist order blocks the marketing, sale or distribution of all inventory of imported infringing products.”

    26 Aug. 16 01:52 Written by Michael Cooney
  • MIT is dragging hard-wired network chips into the agile era

    Cloud computing is changing the demands on networks more quickly than ever. Now researchers say it’s possible to program routers all the way down to their packet-forwarding chips in the quest to keep up.

    24 Aug. 16 11:21 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • AFP to stage new raid in NBN leaks investigation

    Labor’s Senator Stephen Conroy has revealed that Australian Federal Police “will conduct a raid on Department of Parliamentary Services at Parliament House this morning to access the emails of Labor staff members”.

    24 Aug. 16 09:32 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Arista plans its own take on all-seeing network software

    Arista Networks has a way to constantly stream and analyze state information from network devices. Today, enterprises have to set it up themselves, but Arista is about to build “state streaming” into its CloudVision software.

    23 Aug. 16 20:00 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Equinix cuts ribbon on fourth Sydney data centre

    Data centre provider Equinix has formally launched its fourth Sydney facility, SY4, although it already has more than 20 customers operating out of it according to Jeremy Deutsch, the company’s local managing director.

    22 Aug. 16 12:34 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Cisco to shed 5,500 staff in refocus on IoT, security, and cloud

    Cisco Systems plans to lay off about 7 percent of its global workforce in a restructuring that will see it further focus on hot IT areas such as the Internet of things, security, collaboration, next-generation data centers and the cloud.

    18 Aug. 16 07:19 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Optus Business strikes $20m Wi-Fi deal

    Optus Business will roll out Wi-Fi to 81 shopping centres and six corporate sites under a $20 million deal struck with Vicinity Centres.

    17 Aug. 16 16:28 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN to add 2.5 million homes to network in FY17

    By the end of FY17, NBN is planning to have some 5.4 million premises able to order a National Broadband Network service — adding some 2.5 million premises to the network’s footprint during the year.

    16 Aug. 16 11:15 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Open vSwitch finds new home at the Linux Foundation

    The developers of open source virtual networking technology Open vSwitch (OVS) said this week they will move future development to the Linux Foundation Project.

    12 Aug. 16 03:08 Written by Michael Cooney
  • In-flight Wi-Fi to give Qantas crews real-time data

    Qantas has revealed that its flight operations and engineering teams are investigating how they can best leverage in-flight Wi-Fi beyond just offering Internet access to passengers.

    11 Aug. 16 12:00 Written by Rohan Pearce

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