Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • ACCC could monitor performance of NBN fixed wireless service

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says it engaged in a “few exploratory talks” with the federal government about expanding its broadband monitoring project to cover NBN fixed wireless services.

    05 June 18 12:57 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN considers throttling fixed wireless ‘superusers’

    NBN is examining ways it to minimise the impact of what CEO Bill Morrow has dubbed “superusers” on the performance of its fixed-wireless service, including potentially introducing a ‘fair use’ policy.

    04 June 18 15:10 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ComCom appoints UK provider to monitor NZ broadband

    The Commerce Commission is re-launching its broadband monitoring programme with a new overseas supplier and is looking for 3000 New Zealand households to take part.

    31 May 18 12:26 Written by Sarah Putt
  • Kogan takes down contentious ‘catch’ site

    Catch Group says that has agreed to not use a number of domain names, including,, and, until legal action relating to a number of ‘Catch’ trademarks is resolved.

    31 May 18 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • New ASIC guidelines for web blocking awaiting legal sign-off

    Guidance for Australian Securities and Investments Commission staff on the use of Section 313 (3) of the Telecommunications Act to block Australians' access to particular websites or online services are currently in draft form and awaiting sign-off from ASIC’s legal office, some 10 months after the government issued whole-of-government guidelines.

    30 May 18 11:45 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Full speed ahead for NZ’s rural broadband rollout

    The schedule for completing New Zealand's rural broadband programmes has been brought forward a year, and is now due for completion in 2021, communications minister Clare Curran has announced.

    29 May 18 10:05 Written by Sarah Putt
  • NBN CEO rejects suggestion he advocated dumping HFC, FTTN

    NBN CEO Bill Morrow has denied suggestions that he proposed that the company dump its use of fibre to the node (FTTN) and hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) in favour of fibre to the curb (FTTC).

    25 May 18 15:06 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • 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
  • AI in Australian Business: The race to invest

    “Application of cognitive and AI systems is the foundation of the technology-led transformation we are seeing drive change across almost every industry segment”

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