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.

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.

ACCC gives provisional approval for Optus HFC to NBN migration agreement

28 May, 2012

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a draft determination proposing authorisation of the agreement between NBN Co and SingTel Optus for the migration of Optus’s HFC subscribers to the National Broadband Network (NBN) and the subsequent decommissioning of parts of Optus’s HFC network.

Huawei Australia staff to ride 1656 km in Tour de Cure fundraiser

04 May, 2012

Huawei Australia is cheering on the cyclists riding in the sixth annual Tour de Cure. Huawei’s Corporate Relations and Programs Manager, Lisa Connors, has committed to complete the 11-day, 1656 km ride from Brisbane to Mission Beach in Queensland and will ride alongside Sunrise Sports Presenter Mark Beretta and 90 other cyclists from corporate partners including Optus, Commonwealth Bank, Lexus, Harvey Norman and more.

Sibelco increases network speed by 80 times with Riverbed WAN acceleration

13 April, 2012

In late 2010, Sibelco, a processor and supplier of raw materials for the primary and manufacturing industries, had a problem. Its sprawling IT infrastructure was suffering from slow network speeds and poor data transfer capacity. When new telecommunications infrastructure proved too expensive, WAN acceleration was able to provide a user experience of 80 times that of the raw line speed.

Cola distributor removes WAN bottlenecks with FatPipe line aggregation

10 April, 2012

Admiral Beverage Corporation, a producer and distributor of Pepsi-Cola products, has increased its WAN speed and reliability by aggregating bandwidth from private and public lines of different kinds.

The importance of a clean VPN

10 April, 2012 by Sandeep Joshi*, Country Manager, SonicWALL

Virtual private networks (VPNs) offer a way to allow mobile devices to securely access the corporate network from locations with suspect security outside of the firewall - like cafes and hotels offering free public Wi-Fi. But if misused, these VPN tunnels can act as back doors for virulent material. Keeping the VPN clean is of utmost importance. SonicWALL’s Country Manager, Sandeep Joshi, explains.

SonicWALL Mobile Connect secure remote access

02 March, 2012

The SonicWALL Mobile Connect client app for Google Android smartphones and tablets provides users with network-level access over encrypted SSL VPN connections. With the app installed, mobile users can access these resources across SonicWALL appliances, including SonicWALL Aventail E-Class Secure Remote Access (SRA), SRA for SMB and Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs).

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