The union representing journalists and a group of 12 news organisations have expressed alarm at elements of the government's proposed mandatory data retention scheme, with the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) recommending that the bill be ditched altogether.
By Rohan Pearce | 27 January, 2015 15:25
The government has rejected claims that Telstra could unfairly benefit from NBN Co construction work on the telco's HFC network.
By Rohan Pearce | 27 January, 2015 12:37
If the U.S. Federal Communications Commission moves to preempt state laws that limit municipal broadband projects, as President Barack Obama recently asked the agency to do, it will likely end up in court.
By Grant Gross | 27 January, 2015 08:28
"TOO SLOW!" "It takes me over 5 minutes just to log in!"
By Pat Simes | 27 January, 2015 05:29
In my organization we manage almost all IT in-house, including the LAN, which is highly redundant. We have 35 Floor Wiring Concentrators around campus, each with around 300 active ports, and the concentrators have dual Gigabit uplinks to network cores in two data centers that are 300 meters apart. The data centers are linked by multiple 10Gb links, and each is connected to the Internet via two trunks that follow different paths.
China is clamping down on unrestricted access to the Internet by blocking services that allow users to get around government censorship.
By Martyn Williams | 24 January, 2015 08:46
The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission should release his proposed net neutrality rules to the public before the commission votes in late February, three top Republican lawmakers said Friday.
By Grant Gross | 24 January, 2015 05:03
SkyMall, the quirky airline catalog, looks as though it may be grounded before long. Parent company Xhibit has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and seeks to sell its assets.
By Bob Brown | 24 January, 2015 04:39
Expansion of the Internet slowed in 2014 as the number of available IPv4 addresses neared exhaustion, according to a report by the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), the regional Internet registry for the Asia Pacific.
By Adam Bender | 23 January, 2015 14:09
Telstra is expecting the metadata telcos will be forced to collect under the government's mandatory data retention scheme will be used in civil litigation, raising the possibility of it being used in cases such as copyright infringement lawsuits or family law disputes.
By Rohan Pearce | 23 January, 2015 10:55
The biggest enemy facing U.S. Senate Republicans in raising the H-1B cap are Senate Republicans.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 23 January, 2015 07:14
The Layer 2-3 Ethernet switch market is expected to exceed $US25 billion in 2019, a compounded annual growth of over 2 per cent from 2014, according to Dell'Oro Group.
By Jim Duffy | 23 January, 2015 06:55
Disruptive innovation in infrastructure is on the rise, and nowhere is that more evident than in the Software Defined Networking movement. But while much of the SDN discussion has focused on the data center, the better initial use case might be in the wide area network. One advocate of that approach is Michael Elmore, IT Senior Director of the Enterprise Network Engineering Infrastructure Group at Cigna, a global health service company headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Michael is also on the board of Open Network Users Group (ONUG). Network World Editor in Chief John Dix asked Elmore to participate in an email-based Q&A to explore the promise of Software Defined WANS.
By John Dix | 23 January, 2015 03:25
Drones, robots, high-altitude balloons and low-altitude satellites are all envisioned to provide fifth-generation (5G) wireless connections as early as 2020, according to recent FCC filings from 55 companies, including Google, Samsung, Intel and Qualcomm.
By Matt Hamblen | 22 January, 2015 22:23
The federal government's mandatory data retention bill should be dumped, according to the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV).
By Rohan Pearce | 22 January, 2015 13:53
Part of the reason companies agonize as long and hard as they do over cloud decisions are the potential consequences to be suffered if it later turns out changes need to be made. Write an application and it's good for the particular cloud platform you've chosen; decide to move to a different platform, and you could have a world of pain ahead.
By Katherine Noyes | 22 January, 2015 12:52
Upstart mobile carrier FreedomPop is adding an unlimited data, voice and messaging plan for US$5 per month using Wi-Fi hotspots, and it plans to sell a Wi-Fi-only phone to use on the service.
By Stephen Lawson | 22 January, 2015 12:19
A Republican net neutrality proposal in the U.S. Congress would not fully protect broadband customers because it would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from enacting new rules against selectively blocking or throttling traffic, critics said Wednesday.
By Grant Gross | 22 January, 2015 06:42
It may not be Shark Week, but don't tell that to people in Vietnam.
By Tim Hornyak | 21 January, 2015 18:07
U.S. President Barack Obama promised to push for net neutrality rules and for more transparency in the government's surveillance programs during his State of the Union address late Tuesday.
By Grant Gross | 21 January, 2015 14:13
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