Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • Hawaiki cable comes into service

    The US$300 million, 15,000km Hawaiki submarine cable linking Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and United States has gone into commercial service after a 27 month construction by TE SubCom.

    20 July 18 13:20 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Entertainment companies join forces in major push to block pirate sites

    Village Roadshow Films and a group of film studios have been joined by Hong Kong company Television Broadcasts Limited (and subsidiary TVBO Production Limited) as well as Australian entertainment distributor Madman Entertainment Pty Limited in a push to significantly expand the range of piracy-linked sites blocked by major Australian ISPs.

    17 July 18 10:29 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Cisco shares dive after reports of AWS networking kit move

    ​Shares of Cisco Systems and other network equipment makers fell on Friday after a report that Amazon's cloud services business was considering selling its own network switches to business customers at much lower prices.

    16 July 18 14:55 Written by Reuters
  • Telstra turns on LTE broadcast technology

    Telstra has turned on LTE broadcast technology throughout its network, enabling real-time data to be multicast to all users on a cell site instead of each user requiring a separate strea

    12 July 18 13:50 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Russia's data retention scheme hits snag

    Russian telecoms operators will have to use foreign technology to comply with a law on storing data, two industry sources with knowledge of the matter said, even though Vladimir Putin told his government to ensure local companies produced the equipment.

    10 July 18 09:25 Written by Reuters
  • Vocus taps Nokia for Pacific cable rollout

    Vocus has signed an agreement with Nokia’s Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) to roll out the Coral Sea Cable system that will connect Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solmon Islands.

    04 July 18 14:05 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Superloop prepares for NBN retail play

    Superloop’s retail arm, Superbb, will activate its first NBN Point of Interconnect (POI) this month, the company has revealed.

    02 July 18 12:29 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Inside NBN’s fibre to the curb rollout

    Although it is still early days for the roll out of fibre to the curb, NBN says that its efforts to ensure a smooth migration process from the legacy copper network to FTTC has paid off when it comes to end user satisfaction.

    27 June 18 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Government reviews online safety legislation

    The federal government has commissioned independent reviews of key online safety legislation, communications minister Senator Mitch Fifield announced today.

    26 June 18 16:20 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Labor policy could see NBN face fines for failures

    A Labor government will establish an NBN Service Guarantee that will potentially see households and small businesses compensated if problems aren’t resolved within specified timeframes.

    25 June 18 09:29 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • CDN failure compounded Optus' FIFA World Cup woes

    Optus CEO Allen Lew has revealed that the telco has struck an agreement with SBS to have the broadcaster simulcast FIFA World Cup matches until the end of the group stages on 29 June.

    20 June 18 17:08 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra predicts 5G boost to wireless-only households

    Telstra’s CEO, Andy Penn, says that the telco believes 5G could potentially boost by 10-15 percentage points the proportion of Australian households choosing to go wireless-only. Currently around 15 per cent of homes have no fixed broadband services, the CEO today told a Telstra strategy update briefing.

    20 June 18 15:10 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • HPE places a US$4b on its edge-network portfolio

    HPE's pledge to pump billions of dollars into developing edge systems shines a light on the company's ambition to be the leading end-to-end computing infrastructure provider.

    20 June 18 09:09 Written by By Marc Ferranti