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  • INDIGO West cable lands at Perth beach

    Work on the first section of the INDIGO West subsea cable is now complete, after it landed today at Floreat Beach in Perth.

    Written by George Nott19 Sept. 18 14:11
  • Top scientists to access Pacific data sharing network

    Australian researchers will gain access to the US Pacific Research Platform (PRP), a next-generation data sharing network linking research universities and supercomputing centres.

    Written by Byron Connolly05 Aug. 15 17:02
  • AARNet, NBN connect primary school students

    Junior newsreaders in New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria will be broadcasting their sustainability stories via Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) video conferencing service and the National Broadband Network (NBN) today.

    Written by Hamish Barwick26 March 13 12:03
  • CSIRO telepresence robots connect students with National Museum

    The National Museum in Canberra and CSIRO are trialling a virtual tour system using robots called B1 and B2. The robots, which contain telepresence technology, navigate the galleries of the Museum with a human staff member on hand to explain the exhibits.

    Written by Hamish Barwick21 March 13 12:13
  • AARNet to Kinect the elderly over the NBN

    The Australian Academic Research Network (AARNet) has jumped onboard a collaborative broadband project to develop enabling technology for the elderly to exercise at home over the National Broadband Network (NBN).

    Written by Chloe Herrick03 Nov. 11 11:25
  • AARNet looks to specialised NBN services

    The Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNet) is in negotiations with universities covered by the National Broadband Network’s (NBN) first mainland release sites in an attempt to offer “always-on access” to students and researchers at their homes.

    Written by James Hutchinson08 April 11 12:27
  • Uni CIOs call for greater copyright law protection

    In the wake of the AFACT versus iiNet decision, and the pending Federal Court appeal, university CIOs are calling for more legal protection from potential cases of copyrighted content distribution in their networks.

    Written by Rodney Gedda09 June 10 15:17
  • Australian SKA telescope to get broadband blackspot fibre

    Australia's bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) over competitor South Africa will rely on the Federal Government's Regional Backbone Blackspots Program announced last year.

    Written by James Hutchinson27 April 10 15:14