Packets Down Range #9:Lumen, Cloud, 800GB switches. Sponsors needed
Welcome to issue #9 of Packets Down Range. I am a little behind because a deer decided to jump in front of my car on a recent trip to Texas. There wasn’t much damage, but almost all the airbags were deployed, which caused the car to be a total loss. As a result, I am behind and need those sponsorships. :-). Submit any news here.
Data Center & Cloud News
•The big cloud names score a combined $9 Billion dollar deal with the Pentagon. The Pentagon said Wednesday that Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle received a cloud-computing contract that can reach as high as $9 billion total through 2028.
•As reported earlier on this blog, Netrality finished the acquisition of the operations of 733 Henry in Indianapolis.
Interconnection & Peering
•Lumen looks to add 6 million miles of new fiber by 2026. Lumen’s work will focus on its backbone network rather than its metro or residential assets. CTO Andrew Dugan told Fierce its newly announced target is part of a nationwide upgrade project Lumen has been chipping away at for the past five years or so.
•INEX reaches the 1TB of traffic mark.
•Great Plains expands Nebraska fiber footprint
•Bluebird acquires Missouri Telecom’s Middle mile network assets. This strategic acquisition of MTI’s network assets will expand and strengthen Bluebird’s existing fiber network throughout Southwest Missouri and is part of the company’s overall growth strategy across the Midwestern United States.
•Do you have your 6GHz OET experimental license? Cambium talks about their ePMP 4600. In the article, they have a guide on obtaining your 6GHZ OET.
Podcasts & Videos
•Wireless Myth Busters Episode 2. The myth we’re busting in this episode: “With federal funding abound, why not all fiber, all the time” Come along to Scotts Bluff, Nebraska where we join Vistabeam to see how they’re leveraging Cambium Networks product line to wirelessly deliver connnectivity to their customers across 40,000 square miles through out Wyoming, Colorado, and Nebraska.
•The BrothersWisp episode #175. Installer Tools
•Came across this great Youtube channel called Lifetechfacts
Other Industry News
•For those of you using ARIN Reg-RWS API keys, you have some changes coming
•Arista offers 800Gbps connections on two models of their data center switches.
•Payphones are also alive and well in Philadelphia.
•Tom’s guide reviews the Vilo VLWF01