Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • Optus registers impact of NBN HFC pause

    Optus says that the decision in November by NBN to suspend sales of hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) services had an impact on its on Q4 results.

    17 May 18 13:28 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • US Senate approves net neutrality bill

    ​The U.S. Senate has voted in favour of keeping open-internet rules in a bid to overturn the Federal Communications Commission decision to repeal net neutrality rules, but the measure is unlikely to be approved by the House of Representatives or the White House.

    17 May 18 09:15 Written by Reuters
  • NBN using machine learning to proactively tackle network faults

    NBN says it will employ machine learning to help it analyse the 38 terabytes of network health and performance data it gathers every day in order to take a proactive approach to mitigating faults across the collection of broadband technologies it is rolling out across Australia.

    15 May 18 12:52 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Don’t get left behind: SDN, programmable networks change how network engineers work

    The rise of programmable networks and software-defined networking has changed the role of the network engineer, and accepting those changes is key to career advancement. Network engineers need to become software fluent and embrace automation, according to a panel of network professionals brought together by Cisco.

    15 May 18 01:15 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • There are now 143 Gigabit services on the NBN

    A new report based on data from NBN includes details on the takeup of super-fast broadband services with speeds far in excess of the usual National Broadband Network downstream limit of 100 megabits per second.

    10 May 18 14:11 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra pushes 5G’s latency advantage

    Telstra, in conjunction with Ericsson and Intel, has used a demonstration of online gaming to push the low latency characteristics of 5G wireless as one of the key benefits of the technology.

    08 May 18 15:28 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Hong Kong broadcaster’s piracy fight falters

    It has not been smooth sailing for Hong Kong-headquartered Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) in its attempt to have Australian ISPs block access to online services linked to a number of set-top boxes.

    02 May 18 13:57 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN R&D deal with unis to cover IoT, robotics, AI

    NBN says new R&D agreements the government-owned company has struck with the University of Melbourne and the University of Technology Sydney will focus on a range of areas, including robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), “technology for social good”, programmable networks, data analytics and visualisation with a focus on customer experience, AI, wireless technologies and smart cities.

    30 April 18 12:52 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Foxtel wants to make it cheaper to block pirate sites

    Foxtel is seeking to block another 15 websites it claims are linked to piracy, with the pay TV company today telling a Federal Court hearing that it was eager to finds ways to reduce the costs of applications for site-blocking injunctions.

    27 April 18 10:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • IT chiefs urged to take steps towards connected business.

    Companies can increase agility, collaboration, control on digital transformation journey.

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