Connectivity Briefs: IIA, NetComm

Connectivity Briefs: IIA, NetComm

Half of email sent is spam, says IIA

The Internet Industry Association of Australia (IIA) has declared that the bulk of email on the internet is now spam. IIA chief executive, Peter Coroneos, said spammers had gained the upper hand and won round one of the spam wars. He said the point has been reached where there was now more junk email than genuine email on the Internet. For the past 2 years, the IIA has been tracking international metrics on spam. The association concluded that global spam had now passed the 50 per cent mark. The Association announced a new global campaign aimed at striking at the heart of the problem. Coroneos said the IIA could not allow the freeloaders, scam artists quick buck merchants and sleazes to prevail.

NetComm scores iPrimus deal

NetComm has won a deal to supply broadband ADSL hardware to iPrimus. The agreement will increase NetComm’s annual revenues by about $5 million, according to managing director, David Stewart. “Following on from our strong results, this is one of a few major deals expected to fuel further significant revenue growth moving forward,” he said. Under the terms of the agreement, iPrimus will offer NetComm’s NB1300 ADSL modem/routers and NB1200 modems as part of its broadband offering to residential and business customers. According to NetComm, security features built into the company’s equipment — which preserve the integrity of user’s information while also protecting the wider network itself — were an important factor in gaining the deal. “High-speeds are the future and we are pleased to have aligned ourselves with an innovative carrier like iPrimus,” Stewart said.

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