Welcome to issue #4 of Packets Down Range. My name is Justin, and I’ll be your host. Highlights of this issue include acquisitions, arm processor news, Nanog elections, and more. . Since the last issue, I have registered packetsdownrange.com. If you have news or want to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact me.
Data Center News
•Would you run your data center at ninety degrees? Some data centers are exploring options to save water.
Interconnection & Peering
Wired has an article on underwater cables. In this article is a link to Subsea Cables FAQ. One of the most interesting is there are around 100 cable faults a year with undersea cables.
•Charter raises prices by $5
•Vistabeam acquires Front Range Internet.
•Fastwyre expands its service. The combined company provides internet, phone, and video to customers in Alaska, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas
•No surprise here! Federal aid was abused by large telecoms and small ones as well.
•In the last edition, I talked about layoffs Verizon announced layoffs this past week.
Willie Howe schools us on Layer 3 vs Layer 3 Lite vs Layer 2+ Switches
Other Industry News
•Yet again, Europe imposes its will on the Internet. European laws are why we have all these annoying “Accept cookies” popups. They are the reason the iPhone is going to USB-c. Now they want to make the Internet more open.
•Starting February 1, 2023, ARIN will enforce 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) on all Arin Online accounts.
•Arm could change licensing to phase out CPU licensing. Could this affect Mikrotik?
Qualcomm claimed in its filing last week that Arm has already told at least one device maker that uses Qualcomm’s processors that it will need to obtain a “new direct license from Arm” in the future to use Arm-powered silicon. This new license will apparently require product manufacturers to pay royalties directly to Arm for every Arm-based device sold. If these makers do not accept the license, “they will be unable to obtain Arm-compliant chips from 2025 forward,” Qualcomm alleged.
Let’s Talk broadband event on November 9th, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. Several vendors, folks from WISPA, and others are slated to attend.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2022 breaks records.
•OpenSSL patch released.
Peering, Interconnection, and multi-site connectivity visit fd-ix.com
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