Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • ACMA mulls 5G future for 3.6GHz spectrum

    The potential re-farming of spectrum in the 3.6GHz band for use in fixed and/or mobile broadband services could begin as soon as soon as Q4 2017, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

    23 June 17 10:54 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Government moves to implement NBN subsidy

    The government has introduced legislation to implement the so-called ‘NBN tax’: A levy on superfast broadband services that will help subsidise services on the National Broadband Network that would not otherwise be commercially viable.

    22 June 17 15:36 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Why Cisco’s new intent-based networking could be a big deal

    Cisco has announced hardware and software capabilities that use machine learning to provide advanced network automation The system allows users to express policies and includes a software platform that executes the policies and maintains the desired state of the network.

    22 June 17 01:48 Written by Brandon Butler
  • NBN eyes capacity boost for transit network

    Key fibre links on NBN’s 60,000 kilometre transit network will see a capacity boost after NBN rolls out new technology from Coriant.

    21 June 17 12:06 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Government expands eSafety Commissioner’s remit

    Government legislation formally transforming the position of the Children's eSafety Commissioner into the eSafety Commissioner was yesterday passed by the Senate.

    20 June 17 16:14 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Vodafone, CCC call for end to ‘black hole’ of USO

    Vodafone and the Competitive Carriers’ Coalition have repeated their calls for the Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation scheme to be scrapped in the wake of yesterday’s report on the USO by the Productivity Commission.

    20 June 17 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Penten smooths mobile security for spooks

    Australia is not renowned for producing homegrown security hardware, but Canberra-based company Penten is bringing to market a tiny device that promises big benefits, and significant cost savings, when it comes to secure wireless access to classified data and government networks.

    20 June 17 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN begins FTTC roll out

    NBN has begun the roll out of fibre to the curb (FTTC), the company announced this morning.

    16 June 17 11:15 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • SD-WAN: What it is and why you’ll use it one day

    Managing the Wide Area Network (WAN) for Redmond Inc., a supplier of industrial and commercial products – from salt that’s used to protect winter roadways to organic dairy products and health items – is an easier job today for the company’s technical project manager Aaron Gabrielson than it was a year ago.

    16 June 17 09:17 Written by Brandon Butler
  • 10 GbE switches set to lose share this year as 40, 100 GbE switches gain traction

    For the first time since their debut on the market in the mid-2000s, 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches are set to lose share in the networking industry this year as service providers and hyperscale customers continue to adopt faster bandwidth 40 and 100 GbE switches, according to data from research firm IDC.

    15 June 17 23:38 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Nokia rolls out its first 'petabit-class' router

    With internet traffic set to triple over the next five years or so, according to recent estimates from Nokia and Cisco Systems, Nokia thinks the time is right for a new range of high-end routers that can boost core capacity by a factor of six -- and even help 10-year-old devices to double their capacity.

    15 June 17 04:06 Written by Peter Sayer
  • Global mobile data traffic to reach 71 exabytes per month by 2022: Ericsson

    Ericsson is forecasting rapid global growth in mobile broadband subscriptions as a percentage of total mobile subscriptions saying they will account for 92 per cent of an estimated 9 billion mobile subscriptions by 2022, up from 59 per cent of 7.5 billion subscriptions at the end of 2016.

    13 June 17 17:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • NBN announces restructure as network grows

    NBN’s CEO, Bill Morrow, has announced a number of changes to the company’s structure as the rollout of the National Broadband Network approaches the halfway mark.

    08 June 17 15:54 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • KKR could buy Vocus

    US-headquartered private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. has issued an indicative and non-binding proposal to acquire 100 per cent of ASX-listed telco Vocus.

    07 June 17 09:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • How the Queensland Brain Institute deals with its data deluge

    Storage can be a headache for any organisation that relies heavily on IT. But Jake Carroll, the senior IT manager (research) at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), doesn’t just have to contend with the typical storage needs for a 500-person organisation.

    07 June 17 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
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