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.

Data#3 deploys Cisco network for WA's ECU

26 July, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Brisbane-based Data#3 has deployed the latest Cisco wired and wireless technology for Edith Cowan University in a campus network overhaul.

Telstra COO Kate McKenzie retires

26 July, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Telstra COO Kate McKenzie has stepped down from the role to pursue a change of direction, with her predecessor Brendon Riley taking over as interim COO.

More than half the world is still not online

25 July, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The latest ITU statistics demonstrate that while broadband is becoming more affordable in emerging markets, more than half of the world's population still lacks internet access.

IA wants USO expanded to broadband

25 July, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

In a submission to the Productivity Commission, Internet Australia has recommended that the Universal Service Obligation scheme be expanded to include guaranteed access to fast broadband.

Telstra, Optus divided on need for USO scheme

22 July, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Productivity Commission is reviewing whether the USO — the scheme to provide basic phone services in unprofitable rural areas — needs to be updated or abolished in the mobile and NBN era.

Verizon launches SDN/NFV services in Australia

22 July, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Verizon Enterprise Solutions has announced the global launch of its SDN/NFV based Virtual Network Services portfolio.

nbn picks partners for HFC rollout

14 July, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Following a contract sourcing process, nbn has selected six delivery partners for the hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) component of the multitechnology mix NBN rollout.

Looking beyond the bigger picture

30 June, 2016 by Andrew Timms, Sales Director, APAC, Paessler AG | Supplied by: Paessler

A preventative approach to infrastructure and network health can help IT departments eliminate small problems and distractions, while freeing up time to focus on digital transformation.

Australia has fastest peak mobile broadband speeds in APAC

30 June, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia had the fastest average peak mobile internet speeds in APAC during Q1, according to Akamai's latest State of the Internet report, but ranked a mere 56th in terms of peak fixed line speeds.

Adelaide aims to transform into a Gig City

29 June, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The South Australian Government will fund a $4.65m project to connect key business precincts of Adelaide with high-speed fibre capable of speeds of up to 10 Gbps.

NETGEAR ProSAFE XS family of smart managed switches

02 June, 2016 | Supplied by: Netgear Australia

NETGEAR has added three smart switches to its second-generation ProSAFE 10 GbE Smart Managed Switch portfolio, designed to provide SMBs with 10GBASE-T connectivity, IPv6 management and advanced Layer 2+/Layer 3 Lite features.

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