Packets Down Range #19: Events, wireless signals in VR, global internet

I am freshly back from WISPAMERICA 2023 in Louisville. The new items from this conference are going in the Patreon Edition. If you find this newsletter helpful and informative, please consider sponsoring by advertising, becoming a Patreon, or donating any amount via Paypal. You can also subscribe to receive newsletter notifications via email.


Company News
Airspan/Mimosa sells to Radisys. Curious if this has anything to do with chip supply.


Peering and Interconnection

2023 Submarine cable map is out. This would make an excellent backdrop for my video chats if anyone wants to gift me one. Some interesting tidbits from the article.

Globally, the international bandwidth used by network operators has nearly doubled from 2020 to 2022, and has now reached 3.9 Pbps. Nearly 82% of the world’s inter-regional bandwidth connects to the U.S. and Canada. While the United States’ centrality may surprise you, it has actually declined substantially over the years, primarily due to an influx of new submarine cables linking Europe to Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.


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ISP News
•Yet another Data Breach (YADB). This time it affects AT&T customers.

•Alabama awards $25 Million to Charter and others. In related news, $82 million was awarded to co-ops for middle-mile fiber.

COX launches Fixed Wireless using CBRS and LTE.

Redzone expands service in Maine. Internet service with speeds up to 250 Mbps is immediately available to an estimated 37,191 locations and speeds up to 500 Mbps are immediately available to 15,436 locations in these communities because of Redzone’s technology upgrade.

•More stuff cluttering the sky as FCC approves Amazon’s satellite broadband plan.

Nexstream adds a tower in Spicewood, Texas.

Ziply fiber to acquire Ptera. Ptera, Inc, a fiber internet and fixed wireless internet provider serving four counties across Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho

•TDS Telecom expands to Helena, Montana.


Tech Topics

Packet buffering in routers. This article explores the history and evolution of packet buffering in high-end routers. Buffers are essential in routers and switches to prevent data loss during periods of network congestion. The proper sizing of these buffers is a highly debated issue in both academia and industry.

Netflix talks content and ISPs.

Visit www.fd-ix.com for peering and Interconnection.
Seeing wifi signals in VR

2-speed Capstan Winch for tower work.

IPV6-only hosting article.

New Ericsson 3.45 radio.

•Think your streaming box sucks? You are not alone.


Podcasts & Events
Internet Lab Podcast with Bill Woodcock from Packet Clearing House (PCH)

Understanding Latency Webinar Series

(TX)Nug event on April 6th, 2023 in Carrolton, TX.

Streakwave roadshow coming to California.

Connected America 2023 March 28029, 2023 coming to Dallas.

ARIN51 in Tampa Florida April 16-19.

FISPALIVE is March 14-17th in Nashville, TN.


Photo of the Week

Have fun replacing a cable!

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