AusNOG 2018

After 12 long years we were delighted to be back in the sponsor’s seat for AusNOG 2018.

The Westin in Sydney provided the perfect backdrop for an excellent lineup of speakers and subjects that followed over the next two days. Everything from subsea cabling to routing and the coming of the robots was up for discussion. For a bit of cultural education we even had some advice from Shakespeare on network maintenance.

We spoke to a great mix of attendees at our booth, including ISPs, manufacturers, research academics, consultants and content providers. Thanks to everyone who came over to chat.

As usual there was a huge mix of technical sessions from a wide range of industry members including ISPs small to large, vendors, individuals and industry bodies that made the sessions very informative. It was particularly interesting to hear technical deep dives from both NBN and Telstra talking about troubleshooting VDSL (NBN) and IPv6 deployment (Telstra).

There was also a significant interest in talks given by Aussie Broadband, Hawaiki and New Zealand’s UFB which prompted much discussion about the future of broadband in Australia. It’s clear to see we have a vibrant and growing industry with a long road of challenges ahead – we certainly can’t wait to see what comes next.

So that was our highlight reel, what were your favourites?

If you’re interested in the participants survey results (pie charts!) you can find the stats and comments here

(Apparently polo shirts are out. Who knew?)

And according to the survey we will see 76% of you in Melbourne for AusNOG 2019!

New WA-IX PoP at PierDC

The Internet Association of Australia Inc (IAA) is pleased to announce the continued growth of the IX Australia network with new PoP launching in Western Australia with PierDC now live. This brings the network to 33 PoPs nationally.

“The introduction of our latest PoP at PierDC provides our members with even more options for their peering needs in WA.” said IX Australia Technical Manager, Joe Wooller. “We now have six connection points available in Western Australia making it easier for our existing and potential members to leverage our services.”

“PierDC is a wholly WA owned and operated datacentre, and a valuable addition to the WA-IX network.”

To connect to PierDC members can now order services directly through the Members Portal. If you are not an IAA Member – contact us today to establish a peering trial.

We continue to strive to provide value to our members and we’re always looking to expand services to benefit our members, if there is a site you are interested in please contact our peering team to discuss.

For further information on peering with WA-IX or any IX Australia peering points please contact IX Australia Technical Manager, Joe Wooller, on


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