Networking

VPN use doubles during Olympics

07 February, 2018

Virtual private network (VPN) usage doubles during the Olympics, when people want to watch sport online, according to NordVPN.


nbn co accelerates enterprise play

06 February, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

nbn co has entered agreements with Telstra, Vocus and TPG covering the trial delivery of an enterprise-grade Ethernet service capable of delivering speeds of up to 1 Gbps symmetrical.


Netscout Systems LinkRunner G2 Android-based smart network tester

01 February, 2018 | Supplied by: NetScout

The Netscout Systems LinkRunner G2 Android-based smart network tester is designed for organisations challenged by the rapid growth of network-connected devices.


UK hits 95% superfast broadband coverage

30 January, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Just over 95% of UK premises are now able to order a broadband connection with speeds of over 24 Mbps, analysis from ThinkBroadband shows.


Telco complaints increased last quarter

29 January, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Complaints to the Industry Ombudsman rose to 8.7 per 10,000 services in operation, with Optus topping the list of the major providers.


Mobile broadband no alternative to nbn

23 January, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The FCC's admission that mobile is not a substitute for fixed broadband should quell speculation that 5G can stand in for the nbn, said Paul Budde.


Vocus to add 8 TBps of domestic capacity

22 January, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Vocus Communications is upgrading its domestic network to support demand for its planned ASC cable system, while Hawaiki Submarine Cable is well underway with its own cable project.


Optus network to be managed by Nokia

17 January, 2018

A five-year agreement has been signed between Nokia and Optus, aimed at managing and maintaining network infrastructure, operations and field maintenance.


nbn writedown looking increasingly likely

15 January, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

ACCC comments lend weight to predictions that a writedown of nbn co is inevitable, says Paul Budde.


Telstra deploys narrowband IoT network

12 January, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Telstra has become the first operator in Australia and one of the first in the world to have adopted both narrowband and LTE Cat M1 IoT technologies.


Australia: slow speeds, but prices down

10 January, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia's fixed broadband speeds were well below the global average in December, but price cuts to the nbn's 50 Mbps tier plans could help address the nation's poor ranking.


TPG to compensate nbn users for slow speeds

20 December, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

TPG has become the third nbn retail service provider to make an enforceable undertaking to compensate customers sold speed tier plans they could not receive.


Ericsson wins nbn managed services extension

19 December, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Ericsson has won an extension of its contract to provide nbn fixed wireless and satellite managed services until 2020.


ACCC takes Optus to court for misleading customers

18 December, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ACCC has taken Optus to court, accusing the operator of misleading its old HFC customers about the need to quickly migrate to the nbn and concealing the fact that consumers have a choice of nbn providers.


IA wants ISPs to proactively reimburse nbn customers

12 December, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Now that Telstra and Optus have both committed to the ACCC to compensate customers sold nbn plans their connections are incapable of achieving, Internet Australia is urging all ISPs to do the same.


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