Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • Telstra details telematics deal with Linfox

    Telstra and its connected vehicles subsidiary MTData will roll out a telematics system for Linfox’s truck fleet, based on the telco’s mobile network.

    22 Feb. 18 12:35 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • SD-WAN helps radiology firm cut costs, scale bandwidth

    Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology's journey from MPLS to SD-WAN networking began last spring when Joseph Funaro sat down to review carrier contracts that were up for renewal and realized that he could not only save his company money, but also improve network resiliency and his users' application experience.

    21 Feb. 18 22:00 Written by By Marc Ferranti
  • Vocus boosts NBN market share

    Vocus has for the first time released data on its total share of the NBN market. The telco said that as of the end of 2017 it had captured 8.8 per cent of the market, up from 7.4 per cent at the end of 2016.

    20 Feb. 18 11:01 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • 5 things that will slow your Wi-Fi network

    Wi-Fi is quite fickle. The contention between Wi-Fi devices and the dynamic communication medium of the airwaves makes it a sensitive technology with many settings and situations that can slow it down.

    19 Feb. 18 22:00 Written by Eric Geier
  • Cisco CEO: "We are still only on the front end" of a new version of the network

    Fresh off a positive earnings call that saw Cisco report US$11.9 billion in revenue for the 2Q 2018 – a 3 percent increase from the same quarter in 2017 and the first time in 6 quarters the company reported year-over-year sales increases – CEO Chuck Robbins has a lot to crow about.

    16 Feb. 18 23:52 Written by Michael Cooney
  • What is IPv6, and why aren’t we there yet?

    For the most part the dire warnings about running out of internet addresses have ceased because, slowly but surely, migration from the world of Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) to IPv6 has begun, and software is in place to prevent the address apocalypse that many were predicting.

    15 Feb. 18 23:07 Written by Keith Shaw
  • NBN reports progress but no timeline for HFC fix

    NBN CEO Bill Morrow says the company is not yet ready to reveal a timeline for completing work on the hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) portion of its network address performance issues.

    12 Feb. 18 11:36 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN reveals surge in higher-speed plans

    NBN has announced a surge in end users on its 50 megabits per second speed tier, with the company today revealing that it expects 1.1 million additional end-users to have 50/20Mbps broadband services by June.

    12 Feb. 18 02:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telcos purchase more NBN capacity

    New figures released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission reveal a jump in the National Broadband Network capacity for end users being purchased by retail service providers (RSP).

    08 Feb. 18 13:34 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • US bill would block government from using Huawei, ZTE equipment

    Two Republican Senators introduced legislation on Wednesday that would block the U.S. government from buying or leasing telecommunications equipment from Huawei or ZTE citing concern the Chinese companies would use their access to spy on U.S. officials.

    08 Feb. 18 08:50 Written by Reuters
  • D-Link devices get remote management

    D-Link has formed an exclusive partnership with Poland-based AVSystem that will enable service providers and ISPs in New Zealand and Australia to remotely provision and manage D-Link devices they supply to their customers.

    06 Feb. 18 13:59 Written by Stuart Corner