Articles about Networking
Under the Australian government's reform of telecommunications regulations, developers and owners of new housing developments will be charged a capped price to connect to the NBN.
Juniper Networks' Global Bandwidth Index 2014 has revealed that the majority of Australians are not completely satisfied with the speed of their current bandwidth connection.
The first 10Gb Ethernet spec was approved in 2002, but 10GbE has yet to break into the mainstream. But that could change in 2015. Here's what to look for.
With new chiefs steering Europe's digital destiny, can the vision for a single telecoms market survive?
After a changing of the guard at the top of the European Commission, Europe is once again turning up the heat on its plan to have a digital single market across the continent.
The cloud communications adds local numbers, German language processing and other capabilities as it expands in the EU.
A French/Silicon Valley start-up has introduced a multiplatform, 3D high-definition voice conferencing platform which alleviates many of the audio quality issues that plague most unified communications systems.
Ofcom's latest survey of broadband coverage paints a picture of overall improvements in speed and coverage. But is the reality less appealing?
The GSMA has published a report that outlines how 5G could potentially be used, and what implications it could have on mobile operators.
Optus has announced the availability of a new data cable broadband bundle for customers that are being serviced by its hybrid fibre-coaxial cable network.
Equipment reaches orbit successfully one year after launch failure.
A new ITU standard will bring fibre broadband closer to premises, providing access speeds of 500Mbps to 1Gbps at distances of up to 100m from new distribution points.
The International Telecommunications Union has approved the G.fast broadband technology standard, allowing it to become broadly commercially available in a bid to help service providers deliver speeds over DSL of up to 1Gbps in mixed-technology broadband delivery scenarios.
What value can be placed on the letter 'S'? If it's the 'S' in HTTPS, it could equate to a loss of productivity due to increased latency, greater battery drain for certain connected devices, and the loss of in-network value-added services, according to new research.
Cisco said that rival Arista Networks has been copying its patents used in its current products as a strategy not an accident.
TV on the Internet is on its way to becoming the rule instead of the exception.
From snow cannons to deep-packet network inspection and aerial drones, here's some of the gadgets and technologies powering the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games.
Valentine's Day is here again, and love is in the air. Couples flirting, courting, forming relationships. Sometimes those relationships result in marriage. Marriages occur in the tech world, too. Corporate mergers can result in the two parts being stronger than the whole, or they can end in utter disaster.
Whether to keep up with your friends or to support a long-distance relationship, there are plenty of apps across all platforms to help you stay in touch.
Welcome to the official 2013 edition of our ZDNet DIY-IT Gift Guide. This year, in honor of 2013, we present to you 14 interesting and useful products that the DIY-ITer in your life will find particularly useful, fun, or cool.
I watch TV via the Internet every day. Here are my top device choices for cordcutters.
ZDNet's Zack Whittaker boarded Gogo's private jet to find out more and test the company's latest service: texting and talking as though you were on the ground.
The 'Blue' upgrade to Windows Server 2012, R2, looks much like its predecessor, but there are plenty of changes when you look at the fine detail.
A virtual platform has been built by researchers at the University of Glasgow using a Raspberry Pi cluster to help them learn about the inner workings of major cloud platforms run by Amazon and Google.
Google has radically reworked the Google+ interface. Here's what it looks like in 2013.
Before Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, there were Cello, Viola, and Mosaic.
Digital Realty has opened up a new Tier 3 datacentre 17 miles south west of the capital.
Let's take a quick look at the 10 most important personal cloud storage services.
Innovations in mobile tech has opened new opportunities in the machine-to-machine industry, with providers offering SIM and fleet management services to smart meters and CCTVs.
What will be the next big thing? As cellular carriers merge and become stronger, mobile makers may not survive. Will big data analytics take off, and will 3D printing arrive with a bevy of legal and ethical issues? Here's a look ahead at 2013 and what we can expect.
Join me for the "first" computer Christmas season: when PCs cost thousands of dollars, hard-drives boasted of having megabytes of storage, and connecting to the Internet happened at 1,200 bits per second.
At a Churchill Club event in Palo Alto, Calif., executives from Cisco, ARM, and McKinsey Global Institute talk about the role social networking is playing inside the enterprise. They discuss who is using it, strategies they've implemented, and best practices going forward.
At the company’s developers conference in San Francisco, Google's Sundar Pichai announces the first Chromebook laptops. Samsung and Acer will each be offering machines starting June 15. The Samsung Chromebook will cost $429 for the Wi-Fi only version and $499 for the 3G version. Acer's Wi-Fi only Chromebook will cost $349.
At a press conference in New York City, Verizon announces Apple's iPhone 4 will be available on its network in early February. A 16GB model will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract and the 32GB model will sell for $299.99. An extra feature Verizon will offer is the ability to use the phone as a personal Wi-Fi "hot spot." Up to five Wi-Fi devices can connect to the Verizon iPhone at one time.
Looking at file size, network congestion
If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to share USB devices and gain remote accessibility, the UBox from Lantronix does the job.
HP's ProCurve 2610-24-PWR is not cheap for a 100kbps switch, even with PoE, but it has plenty of features and is a quality machine.
Vodafone's USB Modem 7.2 and USB Modem Stick support the latest 3.5G networks. It's a shame, then, that high-speed network coverage is so sparse.
NETGEAR has produced complementary hardware products designed to take the frustration out of deploying and securing wireless infrastructure at the enterprise level, and we were very impressive with what they came up with.
A reasonably-priced office handset that can be bought in multi-packs, the Gigaset S450 IP is a decent VoIP dual-mode handset. However, there are some drawbacks that limit its appeal.
It's not particularly stylish and the desktop software is short on features, but if you want a reliable USB 3G modem that's ready for 7.2Mbps operation, Orange's Option ICON2 seems like a good choice.
Are you looking for a new IP phone for your office? Aastra's 53i is an attractive and very usable phone without the shocking price tag.
The Google Mini just keeps getting better. It's not the cheapest way of searching your content, but it's probably the simplest to get working, yet highly capable and configurable.
T-Mobile's web'n'walk USB modem is an obvious option for mobile notebook users. However, it could also come in handy if your main broadband internet connection decides to go to sleep for a while.
We found this to be an impressive unit and, while it doesn't have all the bells and whistles, if you need to facilitate up to 25 concurrent SSL VPN user sessions then the NETGEAR SSL312 is definitely worthy of short-listing for evaluation.
These Axtor cages are a great way to add caddy-free SATA hot-swap capability to a system. Some small design changes would increase mounting flexibility.
Work in an environment where employees spend much of their time away from desks? If so, the 3108 is worth a look.
The EX-750 is expensive compared to other small-business SSL VPN appliances, but it's worth it for the extra scalability, wide platform support and end point security controls.
The Snom 300 is a comfortable, quite smart looking, entry-level VoIP phone, with well laid-out controls and a strong feature set.
This is a good value, no-frills, entry-level VoIP phone.