Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • HPE to buy Cray, offer HPC as a service

    High-performance computing offerings from HPE plus Cray could enable things like AI, ML and digital twins for entire enterprise networks.

    18 May 19 03:51 Written by Tim Greene
  • ACCC ditches plan to monitor dark fibre services

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says it won’t implement a proposed rule that would have required telcos to provide it with a range of data relating to dark fibre and NBN wholesale aggregation services.

    16 May 19 11:11 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Setback for QIC bid to acquire Superloop

    Superloop’s board says it has ended exclusive sales discussions with QIC Private Capital, after the two failed to reach an agreement on a possible acquisition of the network operator by QIC

    16 May 19 10:11 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Facebook, Google back ‘Christchurch Call’ in wake of terror attack

    Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter are among the backers of the ‘Christchurch Call’, which commits its signatories to taking steps to address the uploading and dissemination of “terrorist and violent extremist content”.

    16 May 19 09:41 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NVMe over Fabrics creates data-center storage disruption

    By delivering high speed and low latency storage over a network fabric, NVMe over Fabrics promises to take demanding applications to a new level of performance. Here's what you need to know.

    14 May 19 20:00 Written by John Edwards
  • Australians downloading 1.7 exabytes a month

    The first of a new series of reports from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) detailing Internet usage confirms that downloads are continuing to soar. In the three months ended 31 December, Australians downloaded 5,061,987 terabytes of data according to figures compiled by the ACCC.

    14 May 19 12:40 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ACCC opposes TPG-Vodafone merger

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has revealed it will oppose a proposed merger between TPG and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA).

    08 May 19 15:42 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN speeds up but many FTTN services underperforming, ACCC says

    The latest broadband performance data released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) reveals that NBN speeds have generally improved. However, the ACCC said that a significant proportion of fibre to the node (FTTN) services continue to deliver substandard performance.

    07 May 19 10:46 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Cisco boosts SD-WAN with multicloud-to-branch access system

    Cisco's SD-WAN Cloud onRamp for CoLocation can tie branch offices to private data centres in regional corporate headquarters via colocation facilities for shorter, faster, possibly more secure connections.

    07 May 19 03:02 Written by Michael Cooney
  • QIC makes $494m offer for Superloop

    Superloop today revealed that QIC subsidiary QIC Private Capital Pty Ltd had made an unsolicited, non-binding acquisition offer for the ASX-listed network operator.

    03 May 19 10:03 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • 5G ban yet to hit Huawei Australia’s carrier business

    Although the Australian government has blocked the company from participating in the rollout of telcos’ 5G networks, Huawei says it has registered strong growth in its local carrier business.

    01 May 19 10:50 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Cisco goes all in on WiFi 6

    The Cisco Catalyst 9100 family and Meraki MR 45/55 WiFi-6 access points are built on Cisco silicon and communicate via pre-802.1ax protocols.

    30 April 19 06:04 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Gartner: Reduce WAN costs using consumer internet services

    ​There’s a shift in Australia at the moment away from organisations using high-end, expensive MPLS network services from the big providers, towards consumer grade internet services for enterprise WAN connectivity.

    23 April 19 14:01 Written by Bjarne Munch, principal research analyst at Gartner
  • Location, location, location: How Australia is getting precise about positioning

    Businesses in sectors ranging from agriculture to aviation, construction, mining, shipping and road transport are expected to benefit from a major project that will deliver highly accurate positioning capabilities across the Australian continent and surrounding maritime zones.

    17 April 19 10:12 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NEC Australia upgrades WA Health networks

    NEC Australia will deliver network upgrades for more than 500 WA Health sites in regional and remote parts of Western Australia.

    17 April 19 09:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • The top skills needed to excel in cybersecurity

    It's more important than ever to have qualified experts on your team to proactively block cybercriminal efforts. Find out why now.

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