Networking

NZ govt tables Telco Act reforms

08 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Proposed telecoms reforms would provide NZ regulators with more powers to improve quality of service and deregulate copper lines within the UFB fibre footprint.


Policy to blame for nbn shortcomings

08 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Telecoms analyst Paul Budde believes government must shoulder the blame for the underperformance of the nbn, despite the insistence on nbn co and RSPs blaming each other.


SA government launches GigCity Adelaide

04 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The South Australian government has launched a network providing gigabit-speed fibre broadband services to key innovation precincts across Adelaide.


Australia's digital divide is widening

04 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The digital divide between higher and lower income Australian households is growing due to falling affordability, but the gap between Indigenous and remote Australians and urban Australians is slowly narrowing.


nbn performance under the spotlight

03 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

As nbn co and retail service providers pass the buck over the slow speeds of some nbn connections, ACMA has launched a review into the customer experience of a migration to the network.


Vodafone nbn customers get backup wireless service

02 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Vodafone will offer its new Wi-Fi Hub modem, capable of providing both fixed and mobile broadband for free mobile data services, to customers waiting for a Vodafone nbn service.


Black Box Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ single-mode media converter

01 August, 2017 by | Supplied by: Black Box Network Services Australia

The Black Box Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ single-mode media converter connects with fibre and provides power to remote PoE devices.


Aussie Ethernet switch market takes a "bashing" in Q1

28 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Ongoing cloud and wireless last-metre substitution triggered a strong 21% decline in the Australian wired Ethernet switch market during the first quarter, IDC estimates.


Connectivity and IoT specialists join forces

26 July, 2017 by Jonathan Nally

B+B SmartWorx has announced a partnership with Reekoh to boost its IoT-focused integration and interoperability capabilities.


Optus earmarks $1bn to boost regional mobile coverage

21 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Optus has announced what it says is one of the largest investments in regional mobile infrastructure in Australia's history, with plans to spend $1bn by June next year to build 500 new mobile sites.


Two-thirds of regional Australians can access nbn

18 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The nbn's fixed wireless rollout is continuing at a fast pace, with an extra 45 towers due to have been deployed across June and July, while retail nbn satellite providers have agreed to raise allocations at little extra cost.


Commonwealth Games powered by Cisco network tech

18 July, 2017 by

Network infrastructure for the XXI Commonwealth Games will be supplied by Cisco Australia.


NordVPN to fight China on VPN ban

12 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NordVPN says it will do all it can to continue providing access to VPNs for China's users, following reports that a ban will take effect next February.


Morrow accused of telling fibs about satellite plans

11 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Former nbn co CTO Gary McLaren has accused the company's current CEO, Bill Morrow, of falsely claiming that it has only recently decided to use its second satellite as anything other than a backup for the first.


Keep the nbn providers honest: CHOICE

10 July, 2017 by Jonathan Nally

Consumer rights advocate CHOICE wants everyday Australians to join a national monitoring program to "keep internet service providers on the nbn honest".


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