In news this week, Telecom NZ’s Yahoo! Xtra email service hacked, Adobe global CEO Shantanu Narayen avoids questions about the company’s high Australian prices, and NBN Co blames contractor Syntheo for NBN install delays.
In the last week, Labor MP Ed Husic decried Apple’s tax practices, Oracle made a move on Cisco with the purchase of Acme Packet and the rumoured Dell privatisation deal was announced, then quickly opposed.
SkyFii, a provider of advertising-supported Wi-Fi solutions, has completed installation of several wireless systems in Sydney shopping centres well before deadline, using wireless technology implemented by BigAir.
Australian network solution provider Over The Wire (OTW) has deployed a series of routers and switches to form a new network, which has allowed the company to expand its reach into more Australian capital cities.
Transferring large amounts of data between devices is much faster with a recently developed optical wireless communication module that can achieve a transmission rate of 3 Gbps.
Macquarie University has revamped its wired and wireless networks in anticipation of growing bandwidth needs.The university has also been able to “vastly extend” its wireless network coverage, according to Peter Hole, Manager, Implementation at the university.
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.
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.
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.
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 support09 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.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is seeking comment on a proposed access determination for the declared local bistream access service (LBAS).
MyNetFone has announced details of its residential and business NBN broadband plans, currently available in Armidale and Kiama.
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.
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.