Stories by Rohan Pearce


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

CCTV upgrade delivers footage to Qld police tablets

An upgrade to Brisbane's CCTV network allows police to access camera footage while on the beat. Police will be able to use iPads and smartphones to access footage, the state's police minister, Jack Dempsey, announced this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 14 March, 2014 11:39

Tags: tablets

All smiles at Dental Corp as cloud liberates data

Dental services provider Dental Corporation is nearing completion of a project that leverages Microsoft's Azure cloud computing service to deliver real-time data on its practices.

By Rohan Pearce | 14 March, 2014 09:13

Tags: azure, Microsoft, cloud computing

Government to crowdsource broadband speed, quality data

The Department of Communications is planning to update the MyBroadband website to add the ability to directly gather data about the speed and quality of Australian broadband services.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 March, 2014 15:51

Tags: Networking, national broadband network, MyBroadband, broadband

Cloud growth drives network upgrade at Brisbane ISP

Growth in demand for Metro Ethernet services has driven a program of ongoing upgrades at Brisbane Internet service provider APEXnetworks over the last 12 months, according to chief technology officer Ryan Crouch.

By Rohan Pearce | 06 March, 2014 11:14

Tags: brocade, Networking, Case studies, Case Study

Thanks a million, Drupal

Drupal, an open source content management system, now powers more than 1 million websites, according to figures released today. As of 15 February, 1,005,489 websites were powered by the CMS, according to the Drupal Association, a non-profit organisation that stewards the project.

By Rohan Pearce | 04 March, 2014 19:00

Tags: open source, drupal

SDN: Not just for carriers, DCs

Analyst firm IDC has previously predicted that by 2016 the software-defined network market will be worth US$3.7 billion and account for more than a third of Ethernet switching in data centres. And while much of the SDN hype has been focussed data centres and carriers, it seems inevitable that it will find its way onto at least some campus networks.

By Rohan Pearce | 28 February, 2014 17:18

Tags: SDN, Networking, software-defined networking

Optus network sites hit 2.32Gbps in tests

Optus this morning claimed it had achieved record speeds at two mobile network test sites. The telco said it managed to reach 2.32 gigabits second at the test sites — in St Marys in Sydney’s west and in the Newcastle suburb of Lambton in Newcastle.

By Rohan Pearce | 28 February, 2014 10:33

Tags: mobility, spectrum, optus

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