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IX Australia launches 40Gbps peering with amaysim

The Internet Association of Australia (IAA) are pleased to launch 40Gbps peering services on their IX Australia network. Long term member and peer amaysim are the first to light up 40Gbps services on both NSW-IX and WA-IX.

“As a member driven association IAA strive to provide any services which support our members and the Internet as a whole in Australia,” said Association Chair and Technical Manager, Joe Wooller. “In delivering 40Gbps peering the association is once again addressing the needs of our members”.

“Peering at 40Gbps enables us to maximize the performance benefits of our links with major content providers including Facebook, Google, and Netflix. Amaysim is the first internet provider to connect to both, Sydney and Perth internet exchanges at 40Gbps. This new and cutting-edge network design ultimately delivers a better experience for our customers,” says Rob Appel, Commercial Director Broadband at amaysim.”

“We are extremely pleased to see the continued growth of our network, delivering Australia’s only not-for-profit and carrier natural Internet peering exchange, IX Australia. The Association will continue to provide quality services to our members,” said Wooller.

“IAA remains committed to developing projects that support both members’ needs and the Internet community.”

40Gbps peering is available now at $1250 exc GST per month. For further information on 40Gbps peering on any IX Australia peering points please contact IX Australia Technical Manager, Joe Wooller, on 0412 005 457 or peering@ix.asn.au.

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AGM Results

It was great to meet with our members in Melbourne for the 2017 Annual General Meeting at The Langham Hotel.

The Association Committee are pleased to officially welcome two new committee members to the team. David Hooton joins the committee as a Professional Representative, and Daryl Collins of Akamai, joins as a Corporate Representative. Two of our current committee members have been re-elected to the committee filling Corporate Representative seats, Shane Short from In A Box Technologies Pty Ltd and Nathan Brookfield from Simtronic Technologies Pty Ltd.

We also welcome Ian Chiu of Netflix to the team, Ian joined the committee filling a casual vacancy shortly before the AGM was scheduled.

Special thanks to David Allen who has completed his term on the IAA Committee, you have been a valued asset to the team.

At the AGM we were pleased to announce our Universal Port Pricing initiative, you can read more here. And our Peering Engineer, Tim Raphael, gave us an insight into our metrics project, and he has blogged about it here.

If you missed the AGM stream online, you can rewatch it on our You Tube Channel.

The Committee are keen to hear from members about how the Association can continue to support members, with new services, features or projects. Many of the committee will be around at AusNog, so please come and have a chat with us. Or drop us an email to info@internet.asn.au or give us a call on 1300 653 132.

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Giving Back to Members

At the Internet Association of Australia we are always working to provide better value to our members.

At the 2017 AGM we were pleased to  announce the introduction of Universal Port Prices. Both 1GB and 10GB ports are now only $350 per month exc GST.  You will notice the change on your next service invoice.

Existing 1GB peers can now upgrade to 10GB at no extra cost, and our 10GB peers enjoy a price reduction!

If you would like to upgrade any of your existing ports, or increase your peering ports, simply drop us an email to peering@ix.asn.au or log a service request via the Members Portal.

AGM Voting Information

The nomination period for the Committee election for 2017 is now closed. This year we have had the number of nominees match the number of available positions on the committee. All of our nominees will be elected to the Committee at the Annual General Meeting.

While this means that we do not require an election for the Professional Class of representation, we do require an election for our Corporate Representatives. Due to one of these committee terms being only one year long (due to filling a vacant seat) we require an election to determine the terms for the Corporate Representatives.

Voting for the 2017 Annual General Meeting is now open, and Corporate Members may download a Ballot Slip and vote now, or place their vote in person at the 2017 AGM.

To view or update your voting information, please log into the Members Portal. For any assistance please email membership@internet.asn.au.

For further information about our AGM or the voting process please contact Association Secretary, David Allen, by emailing secretary@internet.asn.au.

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2017 Annual General Meeting

The Internet Association of Australia (Inc) invites you to attend  our Annual General Meeting in Melbourne.

Venue:  The Langham Melbourne, 1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank
Date:  Wednesday 6th September.
Time: from  4.00pm for a 4.30pm start (AEST).
Online: or via our live  web stream, from 4.30pm AEST.

You can RSVP now, for both the Melbourne event and the web stream,  via the Member Portal.  For assistance with the Member Portal please email membership@internet.asn.au.

Non members can RSVP by emailing events@internet.asn.au or phoning 1300 653 132.

Would you like to be part of the IAA Committee?  Nomination information will be issued soon, if you would like more information about serving on the Committee please email secretary@internet.asn.au

We look forward to meeting with our members at the AGM to share our achievements and forward plans of the Association.

For any further information about the AGM please email events@internet.asn.au

We hope to see you there!

Internet Association of Australia Inc. Committee

20 years of WA-IX

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the WA-IX network.

We’ve grown a lot in the last two decades. We’d love to un earth some of the stories from the beginnings of the network and of the Association. Were you around in the beginning? If you have some memories to share please get in touch.

Scam Research Survey Calls

Members of the public have contacted us reporting they have received phone calls claiming to be research surveys conducted by the Internet Association of Australia.

The Association is not conducting any phone surveys and is not making direct contact with members of the public.

We encourage anyone receiving these calls to hang up and report the details of the call to the ACCC via the report a scam page on SCAMwatch.

More detailed information on how these scams operate, and how to protect yourself, is available on the SCAMwatch website here.

If you have any concerns please feel free to contact us at admin@internet.asn.au or phoning us directly on 1300 653 132.

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We’re looking for a new team member

Could it be you? Or perhaps someone you know?

We’re looking for a full time, full-stack developer to to join our team and take the lead on maintaining and developing our member services.They must share our passion for the Internet community and be willing to help us shape the industry.

We are looking for someone based in Perth, who will predominately work from home with some travel for meetings and events. Working closely with and reporting to our Technical Manager we are on the hunt for someone who has an excellent technical aptitude and shows a willingness to learn.

If this sounds like you, or someone you know, visit our post on Seek for more information and details on how to apply.

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IX Australia lights up in Colocity

The Internet Association of Australia Inc (IAA) and Colocity are pleased to announce the addition of the Colocity Adelaide DC3 data centre to the South Australian Internet Exchange fabric (SA-IX).

SA-IX is a carrier-neutral peering exchange service, part of the highly successful IX Australia network. IX Australia is the only not-for-profit and carrier-neutral Internet Exchange operating across Australia. The expansion of SA-IX to the Colocity data centre now provides businesses and Service Providers a new option for connecting to the National Exchange network.

“We are pleased to see SA-IX continue to expand since its launch in 2013,” said IX Australia Technical Manager Joe Wooller. “We continue to provide SA-IX as a no cost service to our members, and are increasing our points of connectivity to help benefit the industry and our membership in South Australia.”

Colocity is a South Australian owned and operated independent carrier-neutral data centre provider, which operates from locations in the Adelaide CBD.  Started in 2007, Colocity provides co-location space for IT equipment in a secure, fully redundant facility and provides fibre connectivity to all major carriers.

“We are proud to support IAA with the expansion into our new DC3 data centre,” said Colocity CEO Matthew Baker. “We encourage companies to participate in the Internet Exchange to gain access to all the great services and content now available. By utilising the services on offer over the Internet Exchange access speeds and reliability will be vastly improved over traditional connections.”

For further information on peering from SA-IX or any of the IX Australia peering points please contact IX Australia Technical Manager, Joe Wooller, on 1300 793 320 or peering@ix.asn.au or visit www.ix.asn.au.