Massive Telecom NZ email hack; Adobe CEO dodges pricing debate; NBN Co passes the buck

18 February, 2013 by Andrew Collins

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.

Apple’s tax dodge in spotlight; Oracle chases Cisco territory; Dell privatisation faces opposition

12 February, 2013 by Andrew Collins

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.

Free Wi-Fi provider kits out QVB, Galeries, Strand and Chifley Plaza

29 January, 2013 by Andrew Collins | Supplied by: BigAir Group Limited

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.

Over The Wire expands across Australia with new network

11 December, 2012 by Andrew Collins | Supplied by: Brocade Communications Systems Inc

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.

Faster than USB2, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

10 October, 2012

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 revamps wired and wireless networks

03 September, 2012 by Andrew Collins

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.

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.

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