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Cisco lays groundwork for 800G networks as AI, 5G and video traffic demands grow

Cisco brings an 800Gbps line card and better packet management to Silicon One-based 8000 Series routers as AI, 5G and video traffic demands grow.

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Ethernet at 50: Bob Metcalfe pulls down the Turing Award

The co-creator of Ethernet reflects on its growth and weighs the impact of technologies from AI to geothermal power.

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War tests Ukrainian telecom, internet resilience

One year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the country’s overall resilience and defiance has been inspiring, but the telecommunications and internet connectivity situation has grown much more difficult.

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Aryaka to build new points of presence as enterprises shift to SaaS

The SD-WAN and SASE provider said that it will expand its global footprint, bringing its growing range of services to a wider audience as companies turn to SaaS-based applications.

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Work from home is here to stay, so how should IT adjust?

WFH strategy should cover the basics of performance and security, but also extend to ergonomics, online meeting etiquette and data retention

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5 DNS services to provide a layer of internet security

Use these DNS services—some free—to protect against malware and other unwanted content.

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IBM, Vodaphone, GSMA form group to promote quantum-safe networks

Goal of GSMA Post-Quantum Telco Network Taskforce is to help develop standards and mitigate future quantum security challenges.

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ITU elects US candidate, quelling concerns about internet fracture

Western observers have been worried that Russian candidate to head ITU, Rashid Ismailov, would promote a plan to restructure the internet, giving nation-states more control and leading to network fragmentation.

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Government-imposed internet shutdowns impacted 1.9 billion people in first half of 2022

More people were impacted than during the same period late last year, even as the number of internet blackouts reduced from 84 to 72 in the first half of 2022.

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What is DNS and how does it work?

The Domain Name System resolves the names of internet sites with their underlying IP addresses adding efficiency and even security in the process.

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Cloudflare outage brings hundreds of sites, services temporarily offline

The Tuesday outage took just under two hours to fix, and follows similar disruption last week that caused network performance issues across India, Indonesia and Eastern Europe.

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Redefining NaaS: It’s the internet

Network-as-a-service is popularly defined as expensing network technology and management rather than doing it yourself, but there’s a better way to look at it.

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What is an IP address? And what is your IP address?

IP addresses give devices on IP networks their own identities so they can find each other.

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Australian broadband: More money into telco and NBN infrastructure; Better connectivity in Victoria; Andy Penn retires; ACCC inquiry into mobile tower access

The current news on 5G, broadband, and telecommunications services that Australian IT relies on.

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Chile takes the crown for fastest broadband in the OECD

New data has highlighted the extremes of broadband internet service speeds across the 37 countries in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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Surprise! The metaverse could be great news for the enterprise edge

High-bandwidth, low-latency services needed to support the metaverse could also mean a better, cheaper way to provide access for edge applications like IoT.

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What is IPv6, and why is adoption taking so long?

IPv6 has been in the works since 1998 to address the shortfall of IP addresses available under Ipv4, yet despite its efficiency and security advantages, adoption is still slow.

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Australian broadband: 5G in Tasmania; fibre buildout in Victoria; flooded-out service restored

The current news on 5G, broadband, and telecommunications services that IT relies on.

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