Data networking and communications

Boosting mobile phone coverage

30 March, 2017

Minister for Regional Communications Fiona Nash recently attended the opening of Telstra's 100th new mobile tower under the Mobile Black Spots Program (MBSP), where she sang the praises of the Coalition's commitment to improving mobile coverage in rural, regional and remote Australia.

GE Field Agent secure network gateway

23 March, 2017 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

Control Logic has introduced the next layer in GE's Industrial Internet systems solution. GE's Field Agent technology is the critical link required in an IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) chain for cloud-enabled analytics. Field Agents provide a rugged, preconfigured solution for secure data collection and conveyance from the machine.

Prysmian supplies high-density solution for Hong Kong

20 March, 2017 | Supplied by: Prysmian Australia PTY LTD

Prysmian Group has delivered what it says is the densest and highest fibre count underwater optical cable ever made to provide broadband connection between Siu Sai Wan on Hong Kong Island and the Tseung Kwan O (TKO) Industrial Estate data centre hub located on the mainland.

Conquering Wi-Fi connectivity issues

14 March, 2017 by Amit Rao, Director – APAC Channels | Supplied by: NetScout

With more businesses, public spaces and educational institutions offering Wi-Fi, understanding how to troubleshoot Wi-Fi network issues is crucial. There is an expectation for Wi-Fi networks to work seamlessly. When they don’t, it can be frustrating both for users and for network engineers.

ACCC cable cartel claims dismissed

14 March, 2017

The Federal Court has dismissed proceedings brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) against electrical cable manufacturers, wholesalers and their executives for alleged cartel conduct.

Rack World Systems 007 series server racks and cabinets

22 February, 2017 | Supplied by: Rack World Systems

The 007 series server racks and cabinets are available from Rack World Systems.

Europe to inspire our city infrastructure planning

09 February, 2017

Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation Angus Taylor has travelled to the Netherlands and the United Kingdom to support delivery of the government's cities and digital agenda.

Smart cities movement needs more support

08 February, 2017

Two mission-critical support initiatives will help Australia build smarter, more sustainable cities, says the body representing the smart cities movement in Australia.

BICSI South Pacific conference dates announced

06 February, 2017 | Supplied by: BICSI South Pacific

The BICSI South Pacific Conference dates have been announced for 2017, with the event moving to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) from 26–27 September. The AFL fanatics among our readers will recognise that as Grand Final Week, so get ready to book tickets and kill two birds with one stone.

NBN to hit halfway point in 2017

30 January, 2017 | Supplied by: nbn co ltd

nbn, the company entrusted with building and operating Australia's largest infrastructure project, says it's on target to reach the midway point by 30 June this year.

Telstra guarantees APAC cable network

26 January, 2017

Telstra is guaranteeing service on two of Asia's busiest undersea cable routes.

AFL Spider Web Ribbon cable

23 January, 2017 | Supplied by: AFL Telecommunications Australia Pty Ltd

Spider Web Ribbon (SWR) from AFL represents advancement in fibre density, whereby fibre-optic cables are weaved rather than produced inline, as in conventional 12F ribbon alternatives.

The mother of invention

16 January, 2017

Daniel Saffioti, CIO of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, had been told for years his property in Haywards Bay, NSW (south of Wollongong), was not eligible for NBN access, despite the fact that a fibre (FTTP) pillar was installed directly opposite his home. When his neighbours started getting NBN access via FTTN, he took matters into his own hands.

Troubleshooting complex network issues

10 January, 2017 by Amit Rao, Director – APAC Channels | Supplied by: NetScout

Troubleshooting complex and sprawling networks can be difficult, with network professionals spending up to 25% of their time trying to get to the bottom of an issue, according to network performance management experts NETSCOUT.

New public IoT network for Townsville

09 January, 2017

A new, publicly accessible Internet of Things (IoT) network has been implemented in Townsville, North Queensland. It is the result of a partnership between Townsville City Council and Campbell Scientific Australia (CSA).

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