Networking > WANs

The Anternet: a series of ant tubes

03 September, 2012

Scientists at Stanford University have discovered that the TCP internet protocol, created in the 1970s, closely mirrors the food-foraging behaviours of a species of ant - behaviours that have existed for millions of years.

Managed fibre-based WAN offers Jasco four times the speed of previous network

13 August, 2012

Stationery wholesaler Jasco has implemented a fully managed WAN featuring a fibre service with 100 Mbps port capacity. The service offers four times the bandwidth of the company’s previous network, with quality of service (QoS) for future integration of voice and IP EFTPOS services.

UltraServe scales more efficiently and at lower cost with Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager

20 July, 2012

Hosting and managed service provider UltraServe recognised that it required a more robust load balancing software to achieve optimal resource utilisation, while also maximising throughput, minimising response time and avoiding overload.

Broadband bonding fuses five ADSL2+ lines into one for Nowra school

13 July, 2012

Regional school Nowra Anglican College has implemented broadband bonding technology to increase broadband speeds from 11 Mbps to a maximum of 82 Mbps, and an average upload speed of 0.8 Mbps to a maximum of 22 Mbps.

Victorian emergency services authority upgrades WAN - while still maintaining emergency services support

09 July, 2012

The Victorian Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) has upgraded its WAN to a fault tolerance architecture WAN service, in order to cope with increasing call traffic, additional agency responsibilities, strong forecasted population growth across metropolitan, regional and rural Victoria, as well as the relocation of one of three emergency communications centres.

ACCC seeks comment on proposed local bitstream access service (LBAS) determination

06 July, 2012

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is seeking comment on a proposed access determination for the declared local bistream access service (LBAS).

MyNetFone announces NBN plans for Armidale and Kiama

26 June, 2012

MyNetFone has announced details of its residential and business NBN broadband plans, currently available in Armidale and Kiama.

Comms Alliance updates guidelines for QoS on IP networks

04 June, 2012

The Communications Alliance has updated two industry guidelines on quality of service for IP networks and called for public comment on the changes. Changes include the addition of a new low-loss traffic class, suited to high-quality, ‘ultralow-loss’ video services, which the alliance says will help enable delivery of a range of new video services over high-speed networks.

Is software defined networking (SDN) really the future of networking?

01 June, 2012 by Merri Mack

Proponents of software defined networking claim that it will revolutionise network infrastructure. Merri Mack reports on a lively debate on the subject that took place recently at the NetEvents APAC Summit.

ACCC gives provisional approval for Optus HFC to NBN migration agreement

28 May, 2012

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a draft determination proposing authorisation of the agreement between NBN Co and SingTel Optus for the migration of Optus’s HFC subscribers to the National Broadband Network (NBN) and the subsequent decommissioning of parts of Optus’s HFC network.

Sibelco increases network speed by 80 times with Riverbed WAN acceleration

13 April, 2012

In late 2010, Sibelco, a processor and supplier of raw materials for the primary and manufacturing industries, had a problem. Its sprawling IT infrastructure was suffering from slow network speeds and poor data transfer capacity. When new telecommunications infrastructure proved too expensive, WAN acceleration was able to provide a user experience of 80 times that of the raw line speed.

Cola distributor removes WAN bottlenecks with FatPipe line aggregation

10 April, 2012

Admiral Beverage Corporation, a producer and distributor of Pepsi-Cola products, has increased its WAN speed and reliability by aggregating bandwidth from private and public lines of different kinds.

CalAmp Viper SC radio modems

17 January, 2012

CalAmp Viper SC radio modems deliver up to 48 Kbps IP over narrowband UHF and VHF channels allowing secure data from field assets to the company LAN.

WA racing organisation supports e-commerce with Cisco network

04 January, 2012

As part of a complete IT infrastructure modernisation program, Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has implemented a Unified Computing System (UCS) and a core and distributed network from Cisco.This has allowed RWWA to better support its online transaction system.

NPO achieves 97% WAN traffic reduction

19 October, 2011

Mental health support organisation Mind Australia has deployed WAN optimisation technology, allowing it to reduce traffic congestion, save money and enable its mobile staff to provide better services and support out in the field, especially in regional areas.

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