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  • HFC services officially join NBN mix

    The third major fixed-line technology slated to be part of the ‘multi-technology mix’ being employed for the National Broadband Network is now available commercially. NBN announced today that the first commercial Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial (HFC) services had been made available for order in Queensland.

    30 June 16 16:39 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra to spend $250 million on improving its network

    Telstra’s CEO says the telco will spend $250 million on network improvements (a figure that includes $50 million the telco previously announced it would spend on improving its mobile network's resilience).

    29 June 16 13:20 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Vocus moves to boost network with Nextgen acquisition

    Vocus Communications has moved to acquire Nextgen’s backhaul assets as well as the under-development North West Cable System and Australia Singapore Cable in a deal with approximately $861 million.

    29 June 16 10:04 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Cloud computing slows energy demand, U.S. says

    In recent years, power usage at data centers grew at an unsustainable rate, soaring 24% from 2005 to 2010. But a shift to virtualization, cloud computing and improved data center management is reducing energy demand.

    28 June 16 07:23 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • Former NBN CEO joins Tony Windsor on campaign trail

    NBN’s original CEO, Mike Quigley, has joined independent candidate for New England, Tony Windsor, to spruik the potential benefits for regional Australia of returning to a fibre to the premises (FTTP) National Broadband Network rollout.

    27 June 16 12:19 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Pirate website blocking: Court to wrestle with definition of ‘online location’

    The cost of complying with an injunction compelling ISPs to block access to a number of pirate websites, the costs of legal proceedings, and how to deal with mirror and proxy sites are the key areas of difference between Foxtel and Village Roadshow on one side and a group of ISPs on the other, according to Richard Lancaster SC.

    23 June 16 14:07 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Is Apstra SDN? Same idea, different angle

    One of the main goals of SDN (software-defined networking) is to make networks more agile to meet the changing demands of applications. A new Silicon Valley startup, Apstra, says it has an easier way to do the same thing.

    22 June 16 21:49 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Telcos’ data retention funding in limbo

    The assessment process for telcos’ applications for financial assistance to help defray the costs of data retention remains ongoing, with any decisions on final payouts to be decided by the incoming government after the federal election

    21 June 16 15:16 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Under the hood of Cisco’s Tetration Analytics platform

    Cisco’s entrance into the data center analytics market with the introduction of Tetration is the culmination of two years worth of wrangling various open source projects and developing proprietary algorithms in the areas of big data, streaming analytics and machine learning.

    21 June 16 06:18 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Montreal wins Intelligent Community of the Year

    Montreal, Quebec, was named “Intelligent Community of the Year” this week at the annual Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Summit. In the face of economic decline and political scandals, Canada’s largest French-speaking city began its turnaround with a Smart City plan starting in 2011.

    21 June 16 02:08 Written by By Jay Gillette
  • Ericsson will offer 5G features from next year

    Standards for the next generation of cellular technology that will support multigigabit bandwidths are yet to be finalised and commercial deployments in Australian networks are unlikely before 2021, but Ericsson has announced upgrades to 4G networks that will enable network operators to offer some 5G features from 2017.

    17 June 16 14:11 Written by Stuart Corner

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