Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • Endace teams with Ixia to boost network monitoring and security

    Auckland-based network monitoring company Endace has formed a partnership with US based Ixia, a subsidiary of Keysight Technologies, to develop joint offerings that Endace says will provide greater visibility into network activity, even inside encrypted traffic.

    02 Aug. 18 12:05 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Domain Name Commission clamps down on dodgy .nz domain names

    The Domain Name Commission has released the first annual report since its restructuring earlier this year, saying it has cancelled 103 .nz domain names with insufficient details and will be putting in place a number of initiatives designed to tackle the problem of fake .nz domain names.

    26 July 18 09:56 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Hawaiki cable comes into service

    The US$300 million, 15,000km Hawaiki submarine cable linking Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and United States has gone into commercial service after a 27 month construction by TE SubCom.

    20 July 18 13:20 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Spark progresses PSTN to IP upgrade with IP multimedia subsystem

    Spark says it has completed the first major milestone in its plan to convert its circuit-switched public telephone network into an IP based network, dubbed the ‘Converged Communications Network’ (CCN), by switching on an IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) provided by Ericsson.

    10 July 18 09:46 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Russia's data retention scheme hits snag

    Russian telecoms operators will have to use foreign technology to comply with a law on storing data, two industry sources with knowledge of the matter said, even though Vladimir Putin told his government to ensure local companies produced the equipment.

    10 July 18 09:25 Written by Reuters
  • QA: Bill Hoffman of the Industrial Internet Consortium talks AI, IoT and more

    Founded in 2014 by a group of high-profile technology and manufacturing companies, the Industrial Internet Consortium has since blossomed into a major player in the critically important world of IoT, helping to demonstrate how the new technology can apply to a variety of commercial and industrial fields. Network World talked with the group's president, Bill Hoffman, who discussed the long, strange journey of technology's relationship with industry.

    09 July 18 23:25 Written by Jon Gold
  • Commerce Commission ramps up new broadband testing regime

    The Commerce Commission has published a paper on broadband performance testing ahead of the first round of information on consumer broadband service performance being released by UK based broadband performance tester, SamKnows.

    05 July 18 10:54 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Huawei pushes back against possible Australian 5G ban

    Australia will be left behind if the government bans the nation’s telcos from using 5G equipment supplied by Huawei, the chairperson of the Chinese company’s local subsidiary has warned.

    27 June 18 14:57 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Spark claims success with copper broadband migration campaign

    Spark claims its campaign to shift customers from copper broadband services onto fibre or fixed wireless is paying off, with 50 percent of its total broadband customer base now on fibre (34 percent) or wireless (16 percent), delivered using is cellular network.

    22 June 18 10:50 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Rabobank deploys VeloCloud SD-WAN from Telstra

    Rabobank, a major lender to the agricultural sector in New Zealand and Australia, has announced it will undertake digital transformation for its New Zealand regional network by deploying a VeloCloud software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) supplied by Telstra.

    21 June 18 09:40 Written by Stuart Corner
  • HPE places a US$4b on its edge-network portfolio

    HPE's pledge to pump billions of dollars into developing edge systems shines a light on the company's ambition to be the leading end-to-end computing infrastructure provider.

    20 June 18 09:09 Written by By Marc Ferranti
  • Kordia delivers Cisco Meraki SD-WAN to Wise Group

    Mental health and wellbeing services provider Wise Group will roll out a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) from Kordia across 54 New Zealand sites, based on Cisco Meraki equipment.

    13 June 18 10:50 Written by Stuart Corner
  • MEF’s grand vision: To rescue telcos from commoditisation

    MEF, formerly the Metro Ethernet Forum is on a mission: To save the world’s telcos from being relegated to providing basic connectivity in every greater volumes without proportionate increases in revenues, according to its senior vice president Dan Pitt.

    08 June 18 10:12 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Aruba's Keerti Melkote on 'networking as a service' and life with HPE

    If there was one message Aruba seemed to stress at the Atmosphere 2018 conference in Sibenik, Croatia, this week, it was that the HPE subsidiary and mobile enterprise networking company wants to be indispensable for companies trying to deliver ‘experiences’ through ‘digital transformation’.

    07 June 18 08:51 Written by Tamlin Magee
  • Brisbane-developed software powers new PCCW Global SD-WAN service

    PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT (Hong Kong Telecom), has launched a global software-defined wide area network service (SD-WAN) using technology from recently acquired Console Connect, a US startup that conducted most of its R&D and software development in Brisbane.

    07 June 18 08:30 Written by Stuart Corner