PDR #28: Nextlink, Chicago data center expansion, Wisper
In this 28th Issue of Packets Down Range
Nextlink acquires Indiana-based Echo wireless
Cisco Acquires Sam Knows
T-mobile gobbling up spectrum
If you find this newsletter helpful, please subscribe. If you are feeling generous, consider becoming a Patreon. I have a $3 monthly tier that helps support this blog and newsletter. For the price of one bad gas station coffee, you can help support this site.
Data Center News
• The Chicago Data Center marker is growing even more.
•Google to expand to Kansas City.
•More news out of the Chicagoland area. Meta plans a new Data Center for Rosemount.
•WISPER reacquires the interest it sold to Cable One in 2020.
•Broadband equipment spending fell 3% in Q2 2023.
•Great Plains Communications expands in Southern Indiana.
•Lightwave Fabrics: At-Scale Optical Circuit Switching for Datacenter and Machine Learning Systems. We describe our experience developing what we believe to be the world’s first large-scale production deployments of lightwave fabrics used for both datacenter networking and machine-learning (ML) applications.
•IPV6 adoption has fallen for some networks, according to this report.
Podcasts & Events
•The Imposter Syndrome Network Podcast
•WISPAPALOOZA October 9-12, 2023
Bufferbloat & Lag – Why Framing Matters