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  • Pacnet, Pacific Fibre, to light up cable competition

    Pacnet and Pacfic Fibre will team to construct a new trans-pacific cable, which will operate at 5.1 terabits per second. 

  • Why the ACCC thinks carrier Ethernet is important

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has indicated it may include Ethernet services in its list of Domestic Transmission Capacity Services. Richard Chirgwin analyses the implications of the move. 

  • Australian naked DSL guide

    Naked DSL can be a useful and cheap way to connect a remote office or provide a backup WAN. Richard Chirgwin surveys the market to explain your options. 

  • Using 3G as a backup WAN

    3G data services are often advanced as a cheap way to provide a disaster recovery service for your WAN. But experts say you need to do more than just cut from one link to another to create a functional connection. 

  • Telstra/NBN FAQ

    Richard Chirgwin analyses the proposed deal between the federal government and Telstra, explaining how it will work, what it will mean for your broadband connection and the impact on competition. 

  • Software-as-a-service and your WAN

    Learn how to optimize your WAN to get the best performance for software-as-a-service and other cloud computing services. 

  • Peering moves down to the Ethernet layer

    Richard Chirgwin explains Internet peering and how it is changing to use more of the IP stack. 

  • How WAN optimisation and applicated delivery will evolve

    Learn how WAN optimization and application delivery will evolve in this interview with Jim Metzler, chair of the Application Delivery 2.0 track from last week's Interop conference in the USA. 

  • The NBN: Is it a black hole for money and talent?

    In a new feature, the TechTarget ANZ team gets animated and debates whether the National Broadband is all about black holes to suck in talent, money, and maybe even actual black holes too! 

  • NBN debate overlooks regional SMBs: Kazacos

    IT entrepreneur Peter Kazacos says debate around Australian's National Broadband network is missing the point, because its business value is not being discussed. 

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  • Pacnet, Pacific Fibre, to light up cable competition

    Pacnet and Pacfic Fibre will team to construct a new trans-pacific cable, which will operate at 5.1 terabits per second. 

  • Why the ACCC thinks carrier Ethernet is important

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has indicated it may include Ethernet services in its list of Domestic Transmission Capacity Services. Richard Chirgwin analyses the implications of the move. 

  • Australian naked DSL guide

    Naked DSL can be a useful and cheap way to connect a remote office or provide a backup WAN. Richard Chirgwin surveys the market to explain your options. 

  • Using 3G as a backup WAN

    3G data services are often advanced as a cheap way to provide a disaster recovery service for your WAN. But experts say you need to do more than just cut from one link to another to create a functional connection. 

  • Telstra/NBN FAQ

    Richard Chirgwin analyses the proposed deal between the federal government and Telstra, explaining how it will work, what it will mean for your broadband connection and the impact on competition. 

  • Software-as-a-service and your WAN

    Learn how to optimize your WAN to get the best performance for software-as-a-service and other cloud computing services. 

  • Peering moves down to the Ethernet layer

    Richard Chirgwin explains Internet peering and how it is changing to use more of the IP stack. 

  • How WAN optimisation and applicated delivery will evolve

    Learn how WAN optimization and application delivery will evolve in this interview with Jim Metzler, chair of the Application Delivery 2.0 track from last week's Interop conference in the USA. 

  • The NBN: Is it a black hole for money and talent?

    In a new feature, the TechTarget ANZ team gets animated and debates whether the National Broadband is all about black holes to suck in talent, money, and maybe even actual black holes too! 

  • NBN debate overlooks regional SMBs: Kazacos

    IT entrepreneur Peter Kazacos says debate around Australian's National Broadband network is missing the point, because its business value is not being discussed. 

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About Wide area networks (WANs)

Wide area network (WAN) bandwidth needs are at an all-time high due to factors like globalization and data center consolidation. Contracting WAN and telecom services that meet bandwidth requirements without breaking the bank is crucial. In addition to services, read about WAN optimization, acceleration and more.