Stories by Rohan Pearce


TransGrid takes proactive approach to virtual desktop growth

NSW government-owned electricity network operator TransGrid is preparing to migrate virtual desktops off its SAN and onto Nutanix converged infrastructure appliances.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 March, 2014 13:13

Tags: virtualization, transgrid, data centres, Nutanix

Committee slams NBN strategic review; Coalition slams committee

An interim report of the Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network issued yesterday has expressed "significant concerns with the accuracy and reliability" of the strategic review process that led to NBN Co adopting the multi-technology mix model for the network favoured by the Coalition.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 March, 2014 10:13

Tags: Networking, national broadband network, nbn co, National Broadband Network (NBN)

auDA reveals timing for DNSSEC rollout

.au Domain Administration (auDA) has revealed that it is finally ready to begin the roll out of DNSSEC.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 March, 2014 12:37

Tags: security, DNSSEC

NBN Co to bump satellite capacity, implement 'fair use' policy

Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that NBN Co will bump capacity on the Interim Satellite Service. "[A]t the cost of $18.4 million the NBN Co will upgrade the current capacity to all users on the satellite service by one third," the minister said in question time today.

By Rohan Pearce | 25 March, 2014 15:39

Tags: satellite, Networking, national broadband network, nbn co, Malcom Turnbull, interim satellite service

Financial woes cause shut down of Internet Industry Association

The Internet Industry Association will shut down, leaving the Communications Alliance to take responsibility for the collection of industry codes, such as the icode, that were developed and overseen by the industry body.

By Rohan Pearce | 24 March, 2014 16:43

Tags: Internet Industry Association (IIA), Communications Alliance, internet industry association

Cybercrime could be 'next black swan event': ASIC chief

Australian Securities and Investment Commission chairperson Greg Medcraft has used the ASIC Annual Forum to issue a warning about the potential for poor information security to destabilise financial markets.

By Rohan Pearce | 24 March, 2014 14:08

Tags: security, Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Google wants to get Australians coding

Google Australia has launched a new initiative designed to help produce more Australian software developers.

CloudCentral to list on ASX

Canberra-headquartered cloud services provider CloudCentral is listing on the Australian Stock Exchange via a reverse takeover, the company announced today.

By Rohan Pearce | 21 March, 2014 16:19

Tags: cloudcentral, cloud providers, Cloud, cloud computing

NBN: Concern over medical alarms as copper switch-off approaches

NBN Co this morning launched a register to track personal medical alarms that may be affected by the switch-off of the copper network in areas where the National Broadband Network has been rolled out.

By Rohan Pearce | 21 March, 2014 11:30

Tags: national broadband network

ACCAN flags concerns about NBN complaints

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network is concerned about the number of telecommunications-related complaints in current NBN rollout sites.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 March, 2014 10:26

Tags: australian communications consumer action network, Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO), accan, telecoms, tio, national broadband network, telecommunications services

Aldi mobile service suffers data outage

A fault that temporarily prevented Aldi Mobile some customers from using cellular data services has been resolved according to a spokesperson for the MVNO.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 March, 2014 17:00

Tags: mobile phones, smartphones, Aldi, Aldi Mobile, Telstra

Behind the scenes at Vertel's Sydney lab

Techworld Australia recently had the opportunity to tour the Sydney-based labs of wireless networking provider Vertel with the company's managing director, Andrew Findlay.

By Rohan Pearce | 18 March, 2014 16:50

Tags: vertel, Networking, wireless

FTTB: TPG puts case for competing with NBN infrastructure

Internet service provider TPG has put the case for allowing it to build infrastructure that would compete with NBN Co in a submission to the NBN Panel of Experts — also known as the Vertigan review panel, after its chair Michael Vertigan.

By Rohan Pearce | 18 March, 2014 12:44

Tags: TPG, national broadband network, nbn co

Turnbull supports new governance model for DNS

Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has described as a "momentous day in the history of the Internet" the announcement by the US Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration that it will end its role in the Domain Name System.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 March, 2014 10:48

Tags: ICANN, domain name system, domain names

Vodafone survey backs NBN mobile infrastructure

Vodafone says a poll conducted by Empirica Research on behalf of the telco reflects popular support for using National Broadband Network infrastructure to boost mobile coverage in regional Australia.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 March, 2014 09:53

Tags: mobility, mobile phones, national broadband network, Vodafone, nbn co, smartphones, Telstra

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