AARNet submitted a Data Retention Implementation Plan in mid-August, which details how AARNet will meet its obligations in response to the Data Retention legislation introduced earlier this year. AARNet has also provided technical guidance to a number of customers regarding the legislation based on our participation in the Industry Working Group and related activities.
Telecoms Sector Security Reform
In June 2015 the government published exposure draft versions of the Telecoms Sector Security Reform (also known as TSSR) legislation designed to make sure that telecommunications carriers protect their infrastructure against both physical and network attacks. The draft has been widely condemned by the telecommunications industry, including by AARNet, as being “draconian”, “over reaching” and likely to stifle innovation. AARNet contributed to a formal response produced by the Communications Alliance, and we await the government response.
The Department of Communications is required to conduct a review into Regional Telecommunications every three years. To support our current and future regional customers (mostly universities, and schools and health facilities) AARNet provided a submission to this year’s review and recommended:
The Chief Scientist, through the Department of Industry, issued a discussion paper titled “Vision for a Science Nation: responding to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Australia’s Future”. AARNet’s response highlighted the critical need for education infrastructure to support the recommendations under the Education and Training, Research and International Engagement strategies of the paper. More specifically it recommended:
Engagements continue with a range of stakeholders across government.
Dec 17, 2015
2015 has been another busy and productive year for AARNet. We’ve seen many new customers connected and network builds completed. We’ve also continued to focus our attention on developing ‘above the network’ services to meet the increasingly data-intensive, collaborative and global needs of Australia’s research and education sector. We wish...
Sep 23, 2015
Chris Hancock, CEO AARNet It’s hard to believe the year is nearly over. Our focus continues to be on evolving the network to meet the future needs of the research and education sector. SDN Testbeds and Science DMZ sandboxes are examples of AARNet initiatives underway to inform future network planning....
Sep 22, 2015
Pushing technological boundaries and exploring what the future network might look like has been a focus of AARNet’s activities since the early days of rolling out the Internet in Australia. SDN Testbed Currently, we’re exploring the area of Software Defined Networking (SDN). SDN is an emerging new technology, focused on teasing...