Networking

G.Fast technology to reach 29m subs by 2021

17 October, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

G.fast high-speed networking technology, slated for use in the NBN, is on track to capture 3% of the global fixed broadband market by 2021.


IA to continue fight for fibre-based NBN

14 October, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

At IA's annual general meeting, the internet industry body pledged to continue advocating for a return to a fibre NBN, and re-elected its chair as well as several directors.


NBN abandons plans to use Optus's HFC network

29 September, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

After spending $800m on Optus's hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) network assets, nbn has decided to abandon the technology in favour of fibre to the distribution point.


Telstra to hire an additional 1000 technicians

28 September, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Telstra will hire or subcontract an additional 1000 technicians to help improve the customer experience by expediting fault repairs and reducing set-up times.


China, India world's largest internet markets

16 September, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

China and India are now the world's largest internet markets, accounting for over 1bn users between them, but the sheer size of their populations means they are also among the six countries accounting for the majority of unconnected people.


Network outages costing Aussie businesses

15 September, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Poor network performance is holding back digital transformation efforts for the majority of Australian businesses and leading to 71 hours in lost productivity per employee per year.


How 'direct-to-cloud' is changing networking

07 September, 2016 by Scott Robertson, Vice President Asia Pacific and Japan, Zscaler | Supplied by: Zscaler

Direct-to-cloud enables remote users access from anywhere and from any device, while guarding against threats and enforcing user policies.


IA calls for rethink of Australia's telecom strategy

06 September, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Internet Australia has called on the ACCC to use its telecom sector market study to rethink the direction of the NBN and other efforts to meet Australia's future communications needs.


Broadband monitoring could boost NBN take-up: IA

31 August, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Internet Australia has endorsed the ACCC's proposed Broadband Performance and Monitoring Scheme, noting that such a scheme could help improve the NBN's current low take-up rates.


Copper dooming us to second rate, says IA

29 August, 2016 by Jonathan Nally

While acknowledging that progress has been made, Internet Australia said nbn's reliance on copper is dooming Australia to being left behind in the global digital economy.


NBN rollout exceeds targets for FY16

16 August, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Nearly 3 million households across Australia are now able to order an NBN service, and the company more than doubled its network reach, active subscriber base and revenue during FY16.


Olympics to keep Aussie IT orgs on their toes

09 August, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A new survey suggests that 79% of Australian IT departments will keep a closer eye on network performance during the Games, while 73% plan to limit access to Olympic content.


Big Switch launches in Australia

05 August, 2016 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Big Switch Networks

Big Switch Networks, a provider of hyperscale networking for data centres, has announced the company's launch in Australia.


ACCC forces open fibre networks; Oracle buys NetSuite for $12bn; LogMeIn merges with Citrix's GoTo

04 August, 2016 by Andrew Collins

ACCC moves to increase competition for 'superfast broadband', Oracle snaps up cloud software firm NetSuite, and Citrix's GoTo joins forces with LogMeIn.


Megaport expands to Europe

01 August, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian interconnection company Megaport has launched services in Europe after arranging to acquire internet exchange providers in Germany and Bulgaria for a combined $3.1 million.


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