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  • Cisco and Netgear line up behind new Helix 64-bit ARM chips

    AppliedMicro has announced a new family of 64-bit ARM chips that could disrupt the stodgy but sizeable market for components used in network routers, printers and other "embedded" equipment.

  • Google-backed Thread Group opens membership, wades into home IoT marsh

    The Thread Group has invited more companies to join its effort at harmonizing the "Internet of things" in consumers' homes, but it still faces a tangled industry with competing and overlapping technologies.

  • White House sets 20% data center efficiency goal, but finds few takers

    Without a carbon tax or anything that penalizes fossil fuel consumption, the federal government has little ability to influence how much energy a data center uses. But it is trying.

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    No break-up of NBN Co – yet: Turnbull

    The government has indicated in its initial response to the third Vertigan panel report, which was released last night and includes an assessment of competition settings for the telco market, that it has no short-term plans to break up NBN Co.

  • Conservative group says 2.4 million opposed to net neutrality rules

    More than 2.4 million people have signed letters calling on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to stop its proposed "takeover" of the Internet in an effort by conservative activist group American Commitment to reframe the debate about the agency's proposed net neutrality rules.

  • Alcatel-Lucent sells enterprise networking unit to China Huaxin

    Alcatel-Lucent has closed the sale of its IP telephony and Ethernet switching equipment activities to China Huaxin. The spun off company will struggle to compete with the likes of Microsoft and Cisco Systems, and will have to make acquisitions of its own to grow.

  • In brief: NEC wins SA government networking contract

    NEC Australia today announced it had won a $69.8 million whole-of-government network management contract with the South Australian government.

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    NBN Co eyes FTTN trial extension

    NBN Co is set to expand the scope of its National Broadband Network fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) construction trial, according to the company’s chief customer officer, John Simon.

  • Telstra completes Ooyala acquisition

    Telstra has completed its US$270 million acquisition of 98 per cent of video streaming and analytics company Ooyala.

  • Bernardi withdraws motion to disband NBN committee

    Coalition Senator Cory Bernardi has withdrawn two motions that would disband the Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network and replace it with a government-dominated joint committee.

  • Global Internet speeds up, DDoS attacks down

    Internet connection speeds are increasing around the globe, while distributed denial-of-service attacks are down, according to the latest report from networking services company Akamai.

  • Cisco, Oracle find dozens of their products affected by Shellshock

    Cisco Systems and Oracle are hard at work identifying networking and other products in their portfolios that are affected by the critical Shellshock vulnerability.

  • Connected ad panels to improve mobile speeds and coverage

    To make it easier for higher mobile broadband speeds using small cells, Alcatel-Lucent has joined forces with outdoor advertising company JCDecaux on the development of connected ad panels.

  • Unlike IBM, Lenovo to manufacture some System x servers in U.S.

    Lenovo officially acquires IBM's x86 server business Wednesday, promising a seamless transition for its customers, while taking some new security-focused steps.

  • First wave of .melbourne domain names go live tomorrow

    The first collection of second-level domains using the new .melboune top-level domain will be live on the Internet from tomorrow.

  • Telstra to trial public Wi-Fi network in November

    The first Wi-Fi hotspots under Telstra’s $100 million plan to canvas Australia with public Wi-Fi are set to come online in November.

  • Victoria State Emergency Service extends Pacnet contract

    The Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) has extended its networking contract with Pacnet for another 36 months as part of a partnership that dates back to 2007.

  • Cisco pumping $US1 billion more into Intercloud

    Cisco on Monday said it is expanding on its Intercloud multi-Cloud service provider initiative with another $1 billion investment, designed to lead to more products, datacentres and partners.

  • Improved patch tackles new Shellshock attack vectors

    System administrators who spent last week making sure their computers are patched against Shellshock, a critical vulnerability in the Bash Unix command-line interpreter, will have to install a new patch that addresses additional attack vectors.

  • Software stack from Eclipse could unleash Java developer army on IoT

    There's no single standard to link all devices in the "Internet of things" and there may never be one, but the Eclipse Foundation wants to at least make it easier for developers to code for the standards that are out there.