NBN Co launches FTTB offering

NBN Co has formally launched its fibre to the basement (FTTB) product, the company announced early this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 31 March, 2015 09:32

Tags: fibre to the basement, FTTB, fibre-to-the-building, nbn co, National Broadband Network (NBN), Fibre to the building, national broadband network

SDN management battle: TAPs vs. network packet brokers

Network management is a sticky issue when it comes to implementing software-defined networks and network virtualization.

By Jim Duffy | 31 March, 2015 04:35

Tags: management, open source, Networking, Network management, software

Data retention: Telstra to keep customer data within Australia

Telstra will store data that it is forced to retain under the government's new data retention regime within Australia, the telco has revealed.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 March, 2015 11:22

Tags: data retention, metadata, Telstra, data retention plan, privacy

Vodafone extends Nokia Networks contract for four years

Vodafone Hutchison Australia has extended its managed services contract with Nokia Networks for another four years.

By Adam Bender | 27 March, 2015 10:53

Tags: 4g, Networking, mobility, wireless, Vodafone, Managed Services, mobile, Nokia Networks

Cheap mobile subscriptions the bait as Euro operators become more aggressive

Consumers seem to be coming out on top as a growing number of European telecom and cable operators offer discounted mobile subscriptions as a bonus for choosing other services.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 27 March, 2015 05:04

Tags: 4g, telecommunication, BT, broadband

US lawmakers push for auctions of gov't spectrum

A group of U.S. lawmakers has reintroduced legislation aimed at encouraging government agencies to give up their spectrum by allowing the agencies to share in the profits when the spectrum is auctioned to commercial mobile carriers.

By Grant Gross | 27 March, 2015 04:16

Tags: telecommunication, Brett Guthrie, Anna Eshoo, U.S. Congress, mobile, legislation, government, Doris Matsui, Ed Markey, Greg Walden, 4g, Deb Fischer, ctia, U.S. Federal Communications Commission

Will embedded and middleware help save Blackberry?

The financial news for Blackberry is potentially bad this week, as it has been for most of the past few years. Some analysts are predicting that the Canadian company will post losses of as much as 7 cents per share, though the consensus seems to be closer to 3 cents. If that happens, it'll be Blackberry's fourth quarter out of the last five to show a decline.

By Jon Gold | 27 March, 2015 00:08

Tags: Blackberry, Apple, consumer electronics, Networking, Microsoft, wireless, smartphones, Facebook

Coalition and Labor push through data retention

The government’s data retention bill has successfully made it through the Senate, with the Coalition, Labor and the Palmer United Party’s Dio Wang voting for the legislation.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 March, 2015 20:31

Tags: civil liberties, data retention, data retention plan, privacy

Government urged to consult on anti-piracy scheme

The Internet Society of Australia and industry group Communications Alliance have urged caution on the government's new anti-piracy scheme. Under the government's plan, ISPs can be compelled to block websites associated with copyright infringement.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 March, 2015 16:10

Tags: copyright, Communications Alliance, Internet Society, piracy, copyright infringement

Foxconn to enter information security realm with joint venture

Foxconn Technology Group isn't satisfied with just making iPhones, and plans to break into the information security market through an upcoming joint venture.

By Michael Kan | 26 March, 2015 15:00

Tags: business issues, services, Foxconn Technology Group

Copyright crackdown: Government introduces website-blocking bill

The government has introduced a bill that will allow copyright holders to apply for court orders forcing ISPs to block access to pirate websites.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 March, 2015 12:47

Tags: Malcolm Turnbull, copyright, piracy, copyright infringement

Turnbull embraces the Internet of Things

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has thrown his support behind the Internet of Things (IoT), spruiking the potential of the technology to deliver huge efficiencies for cities and generate revenue.

By Hamish Barwick | 26 March, 2015 10:33

Tags: Malcolm Turnbull, Internet of Things

Akamai: Most Internet attacks in Q4 originated in China

A majority of the Internet attack traffic in 2014's fourth quarter originated in China, followed by the U.S., according to cloud service provider Akamai.

By Fred O'Connor | 26 March, 2015 07:26

Tags: Akamai Technologies, internet

Data retention debate: Labor has 'vacated the field,' says Ludlam

The crossbenchers have provided the "true opposition" to the government's proposed data retention regime, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam told a press conference earlier today.

By Rohan Pearce | 25 March, 2015 17:05

Tags: Greens, civil liberties, data retention, Scott Ludlam, privacy, data retention plan

Comms Alliance forms IoT think tank

An Internet of Things think tank created by Communications Alliance will look for ways to create an ecosystem in Australia that promotes IoT and a digital world.

By Adam Bender | 25 March, 2015 10:59

Tags: Comms Alliance, digital, innovation, Internet of Things, Australia, Communications Alliance, disruption

Australia must change culture to embrace digital: Cisco

Australia is outperforming other countries in several ICT areas, including networking technology skills and mobile broadband, according to Robert Pepper, Cisco vice president of global technology policy.

By Adam Bender | 25 March, 2015 10:02

Tags: lte, Networking, national broadband network, mobile, government, disruption, broadband, NBN, digital, ICT, 4g, business culture, cisco, Robert Pepper

Verizon bumps up its 100G metro fiber-optic network

Verizon on Tuesday announced new technology to bolster its super-fast 100 Gbps fiber-optic network serving metro areas, but didn't reveal where the work will be done or other details.

By Matt Hamblen | 25 March, 2015 04:49

Tags: telecommunication, Google, at&t, Ciena, broadband

TPG grows broadband base ahead of iiNet acquisition

As it prepares to consume iiNet, TPG has revealed strong growth in its broadband business for the six months ending 31 January 2015.

By Adam Bender | 24 March, 2015 09:59

Tags: aapt, 4g, TPG, ISP, iiNet, financial results, mobile, Mergers and acquisitions, broadband, NBN

Cloud threatening software freedom, advocate says

The public cloud increasingly is isolating users from the actual computing that they're doing, threatening their control over the process and posing a danger to software freedom, said academic and former Debian project leader Stefano Zacchiroli on Sunday at LibrePlanet 2015.

By Jon Gold | 24 March, 2015 04:15

Tags: Google, Networking, Steam, Open Source Subnet, netflix, debian

Cisco, Microsoft part of optics consortium directing data center standards

A group of big name vendors including Cisco, Microsoft, Dell, Intel, Broadcom, Juniper and Arista Networks this week created a consortium to address switch faceplate bandwidth density and airflow constraints caused by increasing networking speeds.

By Jim Duffy | 24 March, 2015 03:57

Tags: Dell, Ethernet Switch, Networking, Microsoft, broadcom, cisco, intel, Arista Networks

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