Entries by Abi Smalley

How Good is Your Internet?

IAA members were treated to in depth look into how the ACCC’s broadband monitoring system works during this month’s Life Under Lockdown event. Presentations from the ACCC and their performance testing provider SamKnows explained the rationale and technology used to assess Australia’s broadband network performance. Sean Riordan, Head of the ACCC’s broadband performance monitoring program, […]

From the CEO

We have had an exciting and challenging month this month with numerous projects and events. Our RPKI activation went completely smoothly, so now we can all be smug that our routing is as clean as can be. We also welcomed Sean Riordan from the ACCC with SamKnows for a lively session on broadband performance measurement […]

New Date for IAA AGM

The new date for the IAA Annual General Meeting has been set for Tuesday 27th October, 1.30pm AWST / 4.30pm AEDT. We are pleased to announce that we have secured a guest speaker to present at this year’s AGM. Jari Arkko is an Expert on Internet Architecture with Ericsson Research based in Finland. Jari Arkko […]

IAA News – August 2020

This month our newsletter celebrates a major switch upgrade, announces voting is open for the board elections and looks at our next Life Under Lockdown event. Read our August 2020 newsletter here.

RPKI deployment on track

IAA’s recent audit of the RPKI status of the prefixes advertised over the exchanges found a number of invalid advertisements from member peering sessions. We have now notified all members affected by this and as per our timetable outlined in last month’s newsletter item, we will begin dropping prefixes with invalid RPKI status, starting from […]

Board Report now Available Online

Have you ever wondered what the IAA Board does? Well, wonder no more as they have started producing quarterly reports on their activities. In a nutshell, however, the IAA Board meets monthly and is responsible for the overarching governance and strategy of the Association. The Board reports can be downloaded from our website.

How Good is our Internet?

Australians are now spending over $4 billion per year on fixed line broadband services. With the internet being such an integral part of everyday life, it is important to be confident in the information available to assist consumers in choosing the plan that best suits. IAA’s next Life Under Lockdown event, on Tuesday 22 September, […]

From the CEO Desk

It’s been a little quieter around here over the last month, as it’s been head down, tail up ploughing through the upgrades (well done Nick and Aaron) and preparing for our AGM in just over a week’s time. I participated in a panel as part of APNIC’s Networking from Home Oceania event and will be […]

Switch Upgrades

After weeks of preparation, IAA team leader Nick Pratley and engineer, Aaron Chidiac, pulled a night shift at Equinix SY1 last week, successfully replacing the Extreme Black Diamond X8. The huge 14.5 RU BDX8 modular switch has, up until now, given us the flexibility to satisfy all peer requirements, but we’ve chosen to replace it […]

IAA Seeks Continuation of NBN Co’s Relief Package

The Internet Association of Australia, operator of Australia’s largest and longest-standing, non-profit, carrier-neutral Internet Exchanges, believes NBN Co’s recent announcement, that it will be continuing with its withdrawal of their COVID-19 inspired 40% CVC boost in September, to be detrimental to both customers and the internet community. “NBN Co’s recent intervention on pricing has been […]