Entries by Abi Smalley

Updating our Governance

Last month we kicked off a program of work to update our governance and to consult with members over whether we should move to registration under federal law. We held a consultation event where members were taken through the differences between WA Associations Law and Federal Corporations Law. We released a discussion paper and have […]


What is IoT and what does it mean for you?

IAA is excited to be partnering with Women in Technology WA (WiTWA) and NextDC for an in-person event in Perth. The event, which is taking place at NextDC’s P2 site on Thursday May 20 will be looking into the Internet of Things, what it is, what it can do and what it means for us […]

Welcome to Megan Smith

This month we welcome Megan Smith to assist us in reviewing our technical documentation. Megan is a fibre engineer with broad experience from her time with NBN Co and Optus and will be an invaluable help in getting our processes and services properly documented. Welcome Megan!

NextDC B2 to support 100Gbps

Following a request for greater capacity at our B2 site, IAA Engineer Aaron Chidiac headed up to Queensland this week to upgrade the Brisbane site to support 100Gbps ports. The upgrade was scheduled for last year however COVID delayed our plans to complete the job. Back at the start of this year you may remember […]

AS-SETS for each exchange

To improve BGP performance and reliability with the Internet Routing Registry (IRR), IAA has now created an AS-SET for each of our Internet Exchanges. This will allow networks who support IRR filtering to generate route filters for the Route Server sessions. The following AS-SETs have been created and will be automatically updated daily at 10am AEST: […]

IAA team check out newest NextDC

The IAA team from Perth spent a lovely morning inspecting the newest NextDC site in Perth this month. Just a short walk from our CBD office, the flash looking, Tier 4 certified datacentre is a significant building on the Perth skyline. The tour looked at the main areas of the datacentre including the racks and […]

Infrastructure Australia Plan

This week we met with Infrastructure Australia to hear about the national plan for major infrastructure projects. Amazed to hear of the transformation in cost and performance that peering and Internet Exchanges make, they have asked us for our thoughts on the upcoming plan to be submitted to government and we are feverishly working towards […]

Advocacy Corner

In last month’s newsletter we announced the appointment of our new Policy Officer, Nitika Midha. Nitika has already been hard at work exploring key industry issues and policies that members might find of interest or of concern. Model Defamation Amendment Provisions  While many people think they can say what they like online, in truth, this […]

From the CEO’s Desk

This month we have the usual round of upgrades and expansion projects and have kicked off the review of our governance. It’s been great to see thoughts coming in from members on what is important for how we operate and what matters to you in our governance. Thank you to those who have made their […]