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Packets Down Range #5:Starlink Caps, Bitcoin to replace IPs? TBW #173

Welcome to issue #5 of Packets Down Range. Keep those news articles coming! In this issue: Bitcoin to replace IP addresses? Starlink caps. TBW #173. The Patreon edition can be found here for supporters.

Data Center News

MidWest is attractive to HyperScalers. Cooler weather and lower costs are driving factors.

•365 Data Centers acquires the network and colocation business of Sungard Availability Services.
The new data center facilities are in Alpharetta (GA), Aurora (CO), Carlstadt (NJ), Marlborough (MA), Philadelphia-Downtown (PA), Rancho Cordova (CA), Richardson (TX), and Smyrna (GA).


Interconnection & Peering

•Using Bitcoin to replace IP addresses? This article gets the synapses firing. However, do we want IP addresses to be de-centralized? They are resources, and resources need managing. If they were as plentiful as water is an argument. I say, “But we still regulate water to a degree.” Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of a practical application. I just don’t think this is one. Maybe I’m wrong. We will see..

•Hurricane Electric turns up another pop in Canada.

•Is the “Tier 1 Provider” designation outdated in today’s interconnected world?


ISP News
•FCC says 6GHZ is a good thing for providers

•Even big companies, such as TDS, are experiencing labor and supply chain issues.

•759 Million in broadband funds spread across 24 states. Read the USDA press release here

•Starlink imposes Data Caps. starlinkhardware.com is a great resource for keeping up on all things Starlink-related.

•Don’t ignore those copyright violation emails. It could cost you $46.7 Million. If you need some help, I wrote an article that includes info about Registered copyright agents.

•Oregon Internet gets a speedboost from Hunter Commuications.
Today, Hunter Communications announces its fastest internet speed to date, 2.5G/2.5G. This offering makes Hunter the only service provider in its territory to offer fiber-to-the-home internet speeds this high.

Fixed wireless equipment spending to exceed $25 Billion over the next 5 years.


Podcasts & Blogs
•Packet Pushers has a blog post on automating the Data Center space.

•Vince over at IP Architects published a post on IP Infusion and EVPN-MPLS

•Episode 2 of the Preseem Podcast – WISPAPALOOZA 2022

The Brothers Wisp #173 – IX cast #2. Yours truly joins Tommy, Martin, and John to talk about exchanges and peering.


Other Industry News
•FTC says Vonage has to pay $100 Million


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Earnings News

•Microsoft’s (MSFT) revenue growth numbers still beat expectations, given they are both hyperscaler and a major cloud service provider with its Azure offerings. “This quarter, Microsoft Cloud revenue was $25.7 billion, up 24% (up 31% in constant currency) year-over-year.

•Google’s parent company Alphabet (GOOG) fell short of investors’ expectations in its earnings, causing the company’s shares to fall 28% this year. The Google Cloud, though, grew at 38% to $6.9 billion in revenue, beating analysts’ predictions.

•Amazon (AMZN) Web Services reported a 27% increase in segment sales to $20.5 billion

•Equinix (EQIX) reported an increase in revenue of 10% to $1.8 billion and a sixth consecutive quarter of record channel bookings. A net income loss of $212 million diluted the cost of a share to $2.30, a 3% decrease from the previous quarter.

•Digital Realty (DLR) reported revenue of $1.19 billion, though the share price decreased 42.6%

•Iron Mountain (IRM) reported a solid third quarter, coming in with total revenue of $1.29 billion.


Humor
This is one of my favorite Dilbert cartoons


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