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NBN Co denies defect claims

10 September, 2013 by Andrew Collins

NBN Co has denied claims that up to 21,000 of the 163,500 premises passed in the NBN rollout - 12.8% of them - have defects in network construction.

Connect 2014 to be held in Melbourne in March

14 August, 2013

A Victorian government supported ICT expo and conference program, Connect 2014, will focus on new Australian digital economy innovations made possible by hyperconnectivity.

NBN switched on in four Brisbane suburbs

12 August, 2013

NBN services have been activated across 6700 premises in Goodna and three surrounding Brisbane suburbs.

Asbestos delays force sacking of 200 NBN workers

01 August, 2013

About 200 workers helping roll out the National Broadband Network (NBN) will be fired this week due to delays caused by the presence of asbestos in telecommunications pits.

Open Networking Foundation unveils OpenFlow certification program

30 July, 2013

The Open Networking Foundation has announced details of its certification program for OpenFlow networking products and named the first accredited test lab.

UK porn filter prompts fresh calls for Australian action

25 July, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

UK ISPs and mobile operators have ceded to pressure from the government to implement opt-out porn filters, and Australian lobbies want to use the move to put filtering back on the agenda.

SA research institute deploys new network infrastructure

24 July, 2013

South Australian Health Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) has deployed a new network infrastructure - including structured cabling and a management tool that provides a real-time view of the network physical layer.

No new NBN Co CEO before election

18 July, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

With Mike Quigley retiring as NBN Co’s CEO, analysts believe the company will be on the hunt for a successor with a track record of managing large projects and negotiating with contractors.

Graphene switches could boost internet speed 100x

16 July, 2013

Researchers have produced an optical switch using graphene that can achieve a response rate nearly 100 times faster than current technologies allow.

Breakthrough could cut data network energy consumption

15 July, 2013

German researchers have set a world record in the energy-efficient integration of silicon for waveguiding in optical networks.

UK academics set up SETI research network

11 July, 2013

A group of academics involved in the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence (SETI) have formed a research network dedicated to sharing existing data and promoting more research.

Crowdfunding independent research into the major parties’ NBN plans

04 July, 2013

Tech website The Register is attempting to fund independent research into both Labor’s and the Coalition’s competing National Broadband Network (NBN) plans, by asking readers to open their wallets and make a contribution.

Managed comms services improve productivity at United Voice

04 July, 2013

United Voice has adopted a new managed communications service to improve staff productivity.

Albanese new Comms Minister, no big changes anytime soon

02 July, 2013

Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has taken the mantle of Communications Minister, after Stephen Conroy stepped down in last week’s Labor leadership spill. Analysts say there will be no big changes between now and the election.

Masterpet accelerates 5 Mbps connection to 140 Mbps

17 June, 2013

Masterpet has streamlined its nightly Veeam virtual machine replication and disaster recovery exchange between NZ and Australia. Using data acceleration software, Masterpet is now transmitting three times more data twice as fast over a 5 Mbps connection.

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