Networking

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.


Flinders Uni to build $14m campus network

10 July, 2013

Flinders University has teamed with Cisco and Dimension Data to build a campus network - including 802.11a/c Wi-Fi and a dedicated high-speed research network - for students and staff.


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.


Is your new network SDN or CCN?

13 June, 2013 by Anthony Caruana

With ethernet now 40 years old, it would be easy to say that most of the innovation cycle is done and that all we have ahead of us is incremental evolution. But is that true? What will your new network look like?


NBN asbestos debacle: heads roll, school affected, govt forms register

04 June, 2013

The NBN asbestos debacle has deepened this week, with more dangerous sites continuing to be identified, talk of legal liability, the formation of an asbestos register and the head of one Telstra subcontractor leaving his company following the asbestos revelations.


Telcos rebuke NBN Co for SAU delays; NBN Co buys TransACT fibre network

28 May, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Australian telcos accuse NBN Co of delaying finalisation of the special access undertaking, while NBN Co drops $9 million on TransACT’s FTTP network.


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