IAA welcomes news of Telco Peering Policies

Yesterday the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced that Australian telcos, Telstra, Optus and TPG have published peering policies under which they will consider peering arrangements.

As operators of Australia’s largest independent peering network, IX Australia, the Internet Association of Australia (IAA) are pleased to see progress towards a more open and transparent peering community in Australia.

“This is a significant first step for Australian telcos,” said IAA Chair David Hooton. “We congratulate Telstra, Optus and TPG for making these policies publicly available and moving towards a more open and transparent approach to carrier interconnection in Australia.”

“It is encouraging to see that Telstra and Vocus have already successfully engaged in a peering relationship, and we hope this is the first of many peering relationships we’ll see.”

IX Australia began in 1996 with a peering exchange in Western Australia (WA-IX), and over two decades has grown to a network of five exchanges with a presence in more than 33 datacentres across Australia.

“IAA promotes peering between networks of all sizes. The continued growth of the IX Australia network over the past two decades is a reflection of our success in bringing networks of all sizes closer together through peering,” said Hooton

“We will continue to grow our network to meet the meets of and provide benefits to our members peering with IX Australia.”

For more information on peering on the IX Australia network, please contact our peering team on peering@ix.asn.au or phone 1300 793 320 or visit www.ix.asn.au.

Read more from the ACCC here

You can access the publicly available peering policies below

NZNOG

Our friends across the Tasman are gearing up to host the 16th Annual NZNOG conference in January 2019.

NZNOG will be hosted in the town of Napier  on 31 Jan and 1 Feb 2019. Preceding the conference are a series of workshops all the details of which will be announced soon.

Fortunately this NZNOG does not overlap with Australia Day! So, will you be heading over?

For those that are heading to the conference – deadlines for talks closes on Monday 29 October, more details available here.

Rule Changes Approved

The Internet Association of Australia Inc is pleased to report the recent rules changes voted on at the 2018 Annual General Meeting have been confirmed and accepted by the Commissioner for Consumer Protection.

The recent rules changes were a result of a detailed review following recommendations by the Associations Forum. The Associations Forum have been assisting the Board with improvements to association governance.

To view details of the recent changes, download the member briefing from the 2018 AGM here. You can download a copy of the updated rules here.

The current Board continue to review the outstanding recommendations and will update members on the continuing improvements to the association’s governance.