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.

Govt warns ACCC against interfering in NBN; Insider details Google’s “immoral” tax avoidance schemes

21 May, 2013

The Department of Broadband has warned the ACCC against interfering in NBN pricing and negotiations, while an ex-Google executive has blown the whistle on the company’s “immoral” tax avoidance.

Creating a network for the mobile workforce

03 May, 2013 by Ray Maisano, General Manager, HP Networking, South Pacific | Supplied by: HP Networking

The rapid global take-up in mobile devices has been breathtaking - a trend that is creating opportunities as well as serious challenges for organisations.

Growing a distributed network with root and branch infrastructure management

23 April, 2013 by Robert Waldie, Opengear | Supplied by: Opengear

A look at the evolution of out-of-band infrastructure management tools and technologies shows their growing impact beyond the data centre in managing today’s highly distributed networks.

NBN wrap: ISPs reject NBN Co’s fibre fast-track plan; Quigley defends NBN Co’s costings

23 April, 2013 by Andrew Collins

NBN Co’s plan to fast-track 262,400 extra customers onto fibre meets ISP resistance and Mike Quigley refutes the Coalition’s costings of Labor’s NBN.

Back to the Future

18 April, 2013 by Anthony Caruana

Forty years ago, a revolution took place that completely changed the way we connect, communicate and collaborate.

NBN wrap: Coalition policy analysis roundup

16 April, 2013 by Andrew Collins

The Coalition last week revealed its plan for Australia’s National Broadband Network. The plan has drawn both praise and derision from across the industry.

NBN news: ACCC rejects special access undertaking; Confidential documents list NBN contractor blunders

09 April, 2013 by Andrew Collins

In the last week, the ACCC rejected NBN Co’s special access undertaking (SAU), while a confidential NBN Co document has revealed the organisation’s doubts about its own contractors.

Enabling the use of iPads in a hospital environment

05 April, 2013

Mater Health Services North Queensland has introduced a new wireless network to cater to the growing demands of wireless devices in the hospital environment.

NBN Co takes over NT rollout from Syntheo; NBN faces three-month delay

26 March, 2013 by Andrew Collins

In the last week, NBN partner Syntheo handed over construction duties in NT over to NBN Co, and NBN Co revealed a three-month delay in construction of the network.

NBN news: Report reveals life after Labor; Will $1bn Visionstream contract survive election?

19 March, 2013 by Andrew Collins

A new report has detailed three possible versions of the NBN should the Coalition take power in September’s federal election. Meanwhile, NBN Co has awarded Visionstream a construction contract worth up to $1 billion for the east coast of Australia. But some have questioned whether the contract will survive the election.

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