Networking

Brocade acquires mobile SDN company

Brocade has announced plans to acquire Connectem, a privately-held company whose virtualization software maps mobile workloads to clouds.

By Jim Duffy | 03 March, 2015 06:04

Tags: brocade, mergers & acquisitions, Networking, wireless, NFV, Vyatta

HP will buy Aruba to bolster its wireless networking business

Hewlett-Packard will purchase Aruba Networks to boost its wireless networking business, the companies announced Monday.

By Fred O'Connor | 03 March, 2015 02:39

Tags: business issues, Networking, Aruba networks, Mergers and acquisitions, Hewlett-Packard

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, March 2

Samsung jumps into payments... NXP buys Freescale to build a bigger chip company ... Iran "ready to work with Google"... and more tech news.

By IDG News Service staff | 02 March, 2015 23:15

Tags: Huawei, lg, telecommunication, NXP, ZTE, mobile, samsung, Spotify, htc, consumer electronics, Google, Microsoft, freescale, Ikea, Nokia

For a speed boost, Alcatel-Lucent says use both cell and Wi-Fi

If you have both cellular and Wi-Fi, why not use both? At Mobile World Congress, Alcatel-Lucent is demonstrating a way to do that as part of the same network.

By Stephen Lawson | 02 March, 2015 18:01

Tags: MWC, 4g, telecommunication, alcatel-lucent, Networking, wireless, mobile, WLANs / Wi-Fi

3.5GHz trial a step to expanding NBN fixed wireless capacity

NBN Co and Ericsson have completed a trial of fixed wireless broadband using the 3.5GHz band, the companies announced.

By Adam Bender | 02 March, 2015 10:39

Tags: Ericsson, lte, 3.5 GHz, wireless, nbn co, spectrum, national broadband network, NBN

YO! This messaging app has a lot more to say for itself, even offline

Mobile World Congress is not the best place to launch a new messaging app: With thousands of tech-savvy visitors in Barcelona, many of them toting multiple connected devices, public wireless and Wi-Fi networks quickly become so saturated that it's difficult to send a message via Internet, even a brief "Yo," to a nearby colleague.

By Peter Sayer | 02 March, 2015 04:08

Tags: Left of the Dot Media, mobile applications, MWC, Android OS, Networking, peer-to-peer, mobile, Yo.com

The FCC's net neutrality rules: What we know so far

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to pass new net neutrality rules and reclassify broadband as a regulated telecommunications service, but the text of the full order may not be released for several weeks. Here's what we know so far:

By Grant Gross | 28 February, 2015 03:02

Tags: Michael O'Rielly, telecommunication, regulation, government, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, internet, Ajit Pai, Verizon Communications, Internet service providers, broadband, at&t, Tom Wheeler, Progressive Policy Institute, U.S. Federal Communications Commission

Labor, Coalition MPs back two-year data retention regime

The eagerly anticipated report of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security data retention inquiry was released this afternoon.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 February, 2015 15:58

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

Still time to speak up about data retention bill, Internet Society says

The Internet Society of Australia has warned that the rush to implement a data retention regime could potentially damage Australia's economy.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 February, 2015 14:07

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

Kennards Hire cuts cost with VoIP deployment

Kennards Hire is expecting to cut maintenance costs by ditching individual PABXs at more than 140 sites across Australia and New Zealand.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 February, 2015 12:31

Tags: Essential Data + Voice, Fortinet, voice over IP, voip, Case studies, security, Kennards Hire, EDV, Case Study

Labor set to back data retention regime

The government's controversial data retention legislation will be debated in parliament next week, with Labor reportedly set to back the scheme to force telecommunications providers to keep customer data for 24 months.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 February, 2015 10:09

Tags: data retention, data retention plan, privacy

Republican bill would overturn FCC municipal broadband decision

It didn't take long for congressional Republicans to attack the Federal Communications Commission's vote to strike down two state laws that prevent municipal broadband networks from expanding.

By Grant Gross | 27 February, 2015 09:54

Tags: telecommunication, Marsha Blackburn, regulation, U.S. Congress, legislation, Thom Tillis, government, internet, Internet service providers, broadband, Chris Nelson, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, Tom Wheeler, U.S. Federal Communications Commission

FCC passes net neutrality rules, reclassifies broadband as utility

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to approve new net neutrality rules by reclassifying broadband as a regulated public utility, over the objections of the commission's Republican members and large broadband providers.

By Grant Gross | 27 February, 2015 05:20

Tags: telecommunication, regulation, comcast, Barack Obama, internet, Verizon Communications, Internet service providers, tim berners-lee, broadband, Jessica Rosenworcel, at&t, Tom Wheeler, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, government, Ajit Pai

FCC votes to overturn state laws limiting municipal broadband

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to overturn large parts of two state laws that limit local governments from funding and building broadband networks.

By Grant Gross | 27 February, 2015 03:35

Tags: telecommunication, regulation, Michael O’Rielly, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, legislation, government, Barack Obama, internet, Ajit Pai, Internet service providers, broadband, Tom Wheeler

Choice campaigns against 'Hollywood horror film' copyright code

Advocacy group Choice has launched a campaign to push for more protections for consumers in the impending copyright enforcement code for Internet service providers.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 February, 2015 13:49

Tags: choice, Malcolm Turnbull, copyright, Communications Alliance, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), piracy

NBN Co talks up potential of HFC, wireless

NBN Co has talked up a planned increase to the maximum speed offered on the fixed wireless component of the National Broadband Network and the potential of the company's HFC network to hit gigabit speeds.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 February, 2015 13:05

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

Optus, Westfield partner for free Wi-Fi in shopping centres

Optus will deploy free public Wi-Fi services in Westfield shopping centres across Australia under a partnership with Scentre Group.

By Adam Bender | 26 February, 2015 13:00

Tags: Wi-Fi, Westfield, shopping centres, digital marketing, free wireless network, optus, public Wi-Fi, personalisation, malls, free Wi-Fi

NBN Co CEO bullish on network's progress

NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow this morning said he was "incredibly excited" by the government-owned company's half-year results.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 February, 2015 12:16

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

Report: HP to buy Aruba for wireless tech

HP is in talks to purchase Aruba Networks, with an eye toward acquiring that company's wireless networking infrastructure technology, according to a report published by Bloomberg News.

By Jon Gold | 26 February, 2015 09:22

Tags: aruba, mergers & acquisitions, Google, Networking, wireless, Aruba networks, Bloomberg, Hewlett-Packard, HP

Google designing new Mountain View headquarters

Google will submit plans this week to build a new headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

By Sharon Gaudin | 26 February, 2015 07:18

Tags: search, new york times, The New York Times, Google, computerworld, Olympics, internet, search engines

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