Telstra will hand over ownership of its copper and hybrid fibre-coaxial networks to NBN Co for the multi-technology mix network under a new deal signed on Sunday.
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Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said that NBN Co will soon release an audited historical cost per premises passed for the fibre-to-the-home network to show the actual cost of the network rollout up until the multi-technology mix switch.
The Australian government expects the telecoms industry to passively wait while regulations are reworked to enable its multi-technology mix NBN, but this process has created new opportunities for market disruption. One of the biggest lies in the future of the Optus HFC network — and there is a strong argument for TPG to buy it.
Australian technology startup conference and community network SydStart could be looking at a rebrand and a regional expansion following its acquisition by Freelancer.com.
Traditional device level network monitoring is having trouble keeping up with the increasingly virtualized computing environment. NetBeez believes that its tools offer a solution.
Integrated technology provider Pacnet has deployed its network as a service at the NSW government's GovDC Silverwater datacentre.
Powerful Human Resources analytic tools were in abundance at the recent HR Technology show in Vegas. But can/will HR departments buy these solutions? Probably not -- unless the HR group itself changes.
SingTel-Optus chairman Paul O'Sullivan has called for the break-up of Telstra, warning that the telco's incumbent market position and ownership of the copper network is so vital to the government's mixed-technology NBN rollout that it will trample competition in the Australian market.
The move to a multi-technology mix for the National Broadband Network means that Telstra's structural separation should be reviewed, according to Optus' head of regulatory and corporate affairs David Epstein.
Cloud Technology Partners has long offered tools and services to help mid-market companies and enterprises integrate and migrate applications into cloud computing environments. This release adds Google's cloud environments and many updated rules.
Businesses need security tools that are integrated, coordinated, and able to communicate with each other across the network to provide unified "context-aware" protection, says Sophos CTO.
Intigua believes that the movement towards software defined data centers, networks, storage and the increasing reliance on virtualization technology means that companies need new tools to manage their management products.
Umesh Kukreja, Riverbed's Director of Product Marketing, discusses what network virtualization techniques and tools are needed in today's environment.
By merging Tail-f's network service orchestration tools with Cisco's cloud and virtualization portfolio, the plan is automate (and hopefully simplify) provisioning and management for physical and virtual networks.
TasICT has labelled the NBN deployment in Tasmania as a shambles, and said in a submission to the NBN senate committee that argument over which technology is used to rollout the NBN is now less relevant than the need to get customers onto the network.
Virtualization vendor's ambition to offer the tools needed in a mobile-cloud era, spanning from the network to the desktop, evokes memories of Sun Microsystems' failed "The Network is The Computer" campaign.
Despite years of slamming Labor for the same sin, the government's decision to proceed with a multi-technology mix version of the National Broadband Network without a cost-benefit analysis into the project being completed will allow NBN Co to get on with the job, according to Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
The first high rise apartments have been connected to the national broadband network using the cheaper, multi-technology approach taken by the Coalition government.
The NBN Co Strategic Review proposes that Malcolm Turnbull change the network into a hodgepodge of access technologies known as Scenario 6. But will this cheaper Optimised Multi-Technology Mix look as appealing during 2014 as relative benefits are weighed and strategies revised?
Benefits from the merger include better mining of data, increased investment in hiring technology, and better platform tools.
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