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  • SkyFii raises $4 million

    Sydney-headquartered SkyFii has received firm commitments exceeding $4 million for its recent share placement, the ASX-listed company has revealed.

  • Optus offers calling over Wi-Fi

    Optus has launched an app for iPhones and Android handsets that allow voice calls and text messaging over Wi-Fi connections.

  • Cisco releases VNI for 2014-2019

    Networking giant, Cisco, has released its Visual Networking Index (VNI) for 2014.

  • Home security demystified: How to build a smart DIY system

    Everyone wants their home to be safe and secure, yet <a href="http://www.safeguardtheworld.com/statistics.html">only 17% of homeowners</a> own a home security system. Why? Because traditional systems cost hundreds of dollars to install, require long-term contracts and mean a lifetime of monthly fees.  

  • Wireless engineers now have a new online hotspot for geeking out

    There are plenty of places online to bounce ideas off of other network and IT pros, but Kevin Franzen felt there was a need for at least one more, and he calls it the <a href="http://wirelessgeek.net/forums/forum.php">WirelessGeek.net</a> forums.

  • HP buys Aruba and next thing you know Dell is reselling Aerohive WiFi gear

    Aerohive Networks has announced that Dell will begin reselling its wireless LAN and related management products - not a shocker in light of longtime Dell OEM partner <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2890523/wireless/hp-will-buy-aruba-to-bolster-its-wireless-networking-business.html">Aruba Networks being snapped up by HP in a multi-billion deal last month</a>.

  • Telstra expands national Wi-Fi network

    Telstra plans to add more than 1500 hotspots to the rollout of its national Wi-Fi network, the telco said today.

  • Is it safe to use public Wi-Fi networks?

    Wi-Fi has significantly changed the way we work and play, enabling us to interact with the digital world from anywhere in the physical world. Furthermore, free Wi-Fi access is on the rise, from local coffee shops to international restaurant chains. However, the convenience of free Wi-Fi comes with some real threats, from computer viruses to identity theft.

  • Etihad Stadium deploys public Wi-Fi, IPTV

    Sports fans now have more ways to connect with the footie at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne after a venue-wide deployment of free Wi-Fi and an IPTV system by Cisco.

  • IT transformation to fuel Williams F1 racing success

    Williams Martini Racing believes an IT transformation can help get its Formula One racers back into pole position, according to the team’s IT manager.

  • Optus, Westfield partner for free Wi-Fi in shopping centres

    Optus will deploy free public Wi-Fi services in Westfield shopping centres across Australia under a partnership with Scentre Group.

  • Everyone has something to say about revived Wi-Fi Innovation Act

    A revived and bi-partisan supported Wi-Fi Innovation Act has been introduced this week by U.S. Senators and is backed by U.S. House members with a companion bill of their own.

  • No rush for enterprises to deploy 802.11ac Wi-Fi

    Wireless vendors are pushing the 802.11ac standard because it offers the fastest Wi-Fi speeds yet, but most Australian businesses can afford to wait another year before upgrading their Wi-Fi networks, according to analysts.

  • Cisco, IBM go in to bat for Melbourne Cricket Ground upgrade

    The Melbourne Cricket Ground will deploy a stadium Wi-Fi network and IPTV system as part of a major technology upgrade announced with Cisco, IBM and Cockram Construction.

  • Marriott CIO: FCC message on WiFi blocking loud and clear

    The FCC's sternly worded warning about illegal Wi-Fi blocking earlier this week got through to at least one organization: Marriott International's Global CIO issued a statement Friday that the hospitality outfit is withdrawing efforts to gain clarification from the commission on what methods <em>can</em> be used to protect corporate Wi-Fi networks.