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NBN CVC will compromise pricing or customer experience: Vocus

Vocus’ current and planned fibre networks Vocus Communications CEO Geoff Horth has said that the impact of the National Broadband Network (NBN) company’s wholesale pricing construct will be to adversely affect either customer experience or the cost of accessing the high-speed broadband service. “We have a difference in interpretation of ...

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​Storage, networking markets see mixed demand in Q1

Enterprise storage systems sales were flat, and Ethernet switch revenue grew in the first quarter as data center demand remains mixed, according to IDC figures. On the storage front, enterprise storage system revenue was down 0.5 percent in the first quarter to hit $9.2 billion, according to IDC. Total capacity ...

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Optus to compensate customers over data reductions

Optus prepaid plans subject to reduced inclusions (Image: Screenshot by Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Optus, which was found to have engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct in contravention of Australian Consumer Law by promoting data inclusions that either ended ...

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Composable infrastructure: The Next Big Thing in datacenters

Conta 2014, Getty Images/iStockphoto What is composable infrastructure? This is a concept that Intel has been pushing with their Rack Scale Design (RSD) concept, and that HPE has productized with Synergy, and, now, from startup Liqid. The idea is build high-density racks of computes, networks and storage and use software ...

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Cisco, IBM forge security integration partnership

Cisco and IBM will integrate security products, services, and threat intelligence in a new partnership. Both companies have sizeable security businesses. Under the terms of the deal, Cisco’s security suite will integrate with IBM’s QRadar across networks, end points, and cloud. In addition, IBM Global Services will support Cisco products ...

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Akamai pins Australian peak broadband speeds at 64th globally

Australia is now ranked 64th globally for average peak connection speeds and 50th for average connection speeds across fixed-line broadband, according to Akaimai’s State of the Internet report [PDF] published overnight. Average peak connection speeds for Australia were 55.7Mbps in the first quarter of 2017, which was 27 percent faster ...

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Juniper Networks launches Sydney OpenLab

(Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Juniper Networks has launched its Sydney OpenLab, saying it will provide a collaboration space for customers, partners, and students in a bid to stem the skills shortage as well as develop new technologies. “OpenLab Sydney is a significant investment for Juniper, one that we truly believe in, ...

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