Cisco sues HP over VoIP contract

Claims it's owed $58M while HP seeks "full credit" after cancellation

By Jim Duffy | 27 August, 2015 19:54

Tags: HP, Networking, cisco

CenturyLink to deploy broadband to rural areas in 33 states

CenturyLink has accepted more than $500 million from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to roll out broadband to rural areas in 33 states.

Ethernet switching in high gear in Q2

$5.9 billion market stoked by campus and China

By Jim Duffy | 26 August, 2015 00:32

Tags: Networking, China, switches

Gogo gets thumbs up for speedy in-flight broadband in the U.S.

In-flight broadband provider Gogo's 2Ku technology has been approved by the FAA, opening the door for data speeds up to 70M bps.

Telstra Health scores hospital contracts in Malaysia, Thailand

Telstra Health has won four new contracts with hospitals in Malaysia and Thailand.

By Rohan Pearce | 25 August, 2015 12:30

Tags: health, Healthcare, Telstra Health, Telstra

HP serves up its open switches

Accton-based hardware, announced in February, certified by OCP and run multiple OSes

By Jim Duffy | 25 August, 2015 00:33

Tags: HP, Networking, switches

iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: Think fast, think pink and think small

Time’s a-ticking, and we’re getting closer and closer to what is almost certainly the launch of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, though not the iPhone 7. The latest leaks, reported by Chinese website Daliulian, say that the new models to be revealed on September 9 will be available in a metallic pink finish for the first time. Reese Witherspoon’s character from Legally Blond ought to be thrilled.

By Jon Gold | 22 August, 2015 21:36

Tags: Apple, iPhone

TPG's acquisition of iiNet gets green light from ACCC

Australia's competition regulator will not oppose TPG's acquisition of iiNet.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 August, 2015 09:48

Tags: TPG, iiNet

How an obscure acro and an old Network World story helped link AT&T to NSA spying

Pro Publica and the New York Times have revealed previously unknown details of the “highly collaborative” relationship between AT&T and the NSA. Helping them connect the dots were an obscure acronym and a 1996 story in New World.

Working STEM students may be forced to leave U.S. next year, says court

A federal judge made a ruling this week that could force tens of thousands of foreign workers, many of whom are employed at tech companies on student visas, to return to their home countries early next year.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 15 August, 2015 06:10

Tags: services, Department of Homeland Security, Option, outsourcing, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, H-1B, IT outsourcing

The 2020 WAN takes shape - SDN, virtualisation, and hybrid WANs

The gold standard for corporate networks today is MPLS, but carrier pricing issues and MPLS's failure to play well with new, cost-efficient forms of network access are causing problems for the legion of enterprise customers that rely on it.

By Hank Levine | 15 August, 2015 00:49

Tags: skype, Networking, wireless

Cisco warns customers about attacks installing rogue firmware on networking gear

Installing rogue firmware on embedded devices has long been a concern for security researchers, and it seems that such attacks have started to gain ground with hackers.

By Lucian Constantin | 13 August, 2015 22:42

Tags: Cisco Systems, Networking, security

Telstra adds 664,000 mobile customers

In the 2015 financial year Telstra added 664,000 retail mobile net new services and 189,000 retail fixed broadband net new services, the telco reported today.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 August, 2015 12:23

Tags: Networking, Andrew Penn, broadband, Telecommunications, Telstra

Verizon preps super-fast 10Gbps broadband

Verizon engineers have finished lab and field tests of a new fiber optic network capable of 10Gbps, or 10 times the speed of Google Fiber and some other currently-available networks.

By Matt Hamblen | 13 August, 2015 05:14

Tags: telecommunication, Google, broadband

Optus offers calling over Wi-Fi

Optus has launched an app for iPhones and Android handsets that allow voice calls and text messaging over Wi-Fi connections.

By Rohan Pearce | 11 August, 2015 13:45

Tags: wireless networking, Wi-Fi, mobile phones, Networking, smartphones, optus, Telecommunications, wireless networks

Australian IoT home market could be worth $3.2b in 2019

Spending on Internet of Things (IoT) home products and services in Australia is forecast to hit $3.2 billion by 2019 according to a new Telsyte report.

By Hamish Barwick | 11 August, 2015 12:37

Tags: Internet of Things, telsyte

New chipsets lay groundwork for gigabit speeds to more homes

Chipset vendors such as Broadcom and STMicroelectronics have launched products that'll make it possible to offer gigabit speeds over fiber as well as over copper and cable networks.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 08 August, 2015 01:01

Tags: telecommunication, broadcom, STMicroelectronics, qualcomm, broadband

FCC rejects proposal favoring small carriers in spectrum auction

Small mobile carriers lost a battle Thursday when the U.S. Federal Communications Commission declined to make it easier for them to get access to a reserved slice of spectrum during a 2016 auction of television spectrum.

By Grant Gross | 07 August, 2015 05:21

Tags: John Legere, Michael O'Rielly, sprint, telecommunication, regulation, mobile, T-Mobile USA, Verizon Wireless, broadband, 4g, at&t, Tom Wheeler, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, government, Ajit Pai

U.S. Internet connection speeds still lag behind other developed nations

The average U.S. Internet connection speed continues to lag behind that of many other developed nations, according to the latest State of the Internet report from CDN and cloud service provider Akamai.

By Jon Gold | 07 August, 2015 00:51

Tags: Networking, Microsoft, wireless, LAN, fcc, WLANs / Wi-Fi, LAN & WAN

Qualcomm bets on superfast broadband over copper with latest acquisition

Qualcomm has entered into an agreement to acquire Ikanos Communications in order to speed up its efforts to build home gateways with integrated support for, which promises to offer hundreds of megabit per second over copper.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 06 August, 2015 23:33

Tags: business issues, telecommunication, Networking, DSL, qualcomm, Ikanos Communications, Mergers and acquisitions, broadband

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