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Internet in France: Arcep publishes its 4ᵉ report

on Friday, 26 June 2020 Posted in Archives Rezopole

Internet in France: Arcep publishes its 4ᵉ report

Submitted to Parliament and presented on 25 June at an online press conference, this new edition of the report on the state of the Internet in France sets out the key developments in the various components of the fixed and mobile Internet networks for 2019.

The aim is to ensure, through regulation, that the Internet continues to develop as a common good in which the user is the ultimate arbiter.

 

An entire chapter is devoted, for the first time, to the issue of the environmental impact of digital technology. A first step towards a "green barometer" that Arcep wishes to set up to make available to the public the most relevant data on the environmental footprint of networks, terminals and uses.

 

Although this is a report on 2019, the Arcep also details its observations and the first lessons learnt from the period of the health crisis and the spring 2020 containment, which had a strong impact on network uses.

 

Other issues such as quality of service, data interconnection, the transition to IPv6, net neutrality, the opening of terminals and the role of platforms are also addressed in this report. 

 

 

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Source : Arcep

 

 

 

 

A common language for fibre optic networks

on Thursday, 25 June 2020 Posted in Archives Rezopole

A common language for fibre optic networks

For 18 months now, the Association of Local Authorities for Digital Technology Avicca, the federation of industrialists InfraNum and the France THD Mission have been working on the overhaul of the Grace THD data exchange format. A revised and corrected "v3" that will become the future standard for public fibre optic networks.

 

The promises of Grace THD V3: "the harmonisation and standardisation of data exchange practices between private and public players" are one of the conditions for "industrialising deployments". In order to meet the objectives of the France THD Plan, the ambition is to return as soon as possible to 2019 production rates.

This common frame of reference also aims at enabling local authorities to constitute a reliable and exploitable base for their public initiative networks.

 

A recommendation of the France THD Plan, accompanied by an application guide, will help promote the adoption of this model. Thus, "the France THD Mission recommends to all local authorities to migrate to GraceTHD v3" in the operational phase. While in the deployment phase, "the migration will be decided by the local authority under the aegis of the MTHD, after consultation with the local and national private stakeholders concerned".

 

 

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Source : DegroupNews

 

 

 

 

Syntec Numérique invites you to the Great Works of the Tech

on Friday, 19 June 2020 Posted in Archives Rezopole

Syntec Numérique invites you to the Great Works of the Tech

During the Covid19 crisis, digital technology demonstrated its full potential by enabling us to continue some of our daily activities but also to provide better patient care.

However, companies in the sector are no less impacted by the crisis: 1 in 2 company managers are faced with requests for price renegotiations from their customers.

Questioned in the Syntec Numérique barometer, 80% of company directors anticipate an average drop in their forecast turnover of almost 20% over the second quarter of 2020. This estimate can be explained by the decrease in order intake forecasts from April to June 2020, which concerns 96% of respondents.

 

In an open letter also signed by TECH IN France, France Fintech and the Alliance Industrie du Futur, Syntec Numérique calls for massive investment by public authorities in the technologies and industry of the future (industrial internet, AI, 5G, robotisation...).

With the aim of accelerating the digitisation of the State and local authorities, these major technological projects are part of public procurement. The digital transformation of companies, and more particularly in industry, will require a massive effort to support productive investment. But also to place greater emphasis on education and training in these new methods and technologies.

A plan to better digitalise health, public services, administrations, schools and businesses while providing technical solutions to societal and environmental challenges.

 

The survey conducted by Syntec Numérique was sent online from 20 May to 1 June 2020 with 166 respondents. A panel of respondents including all professions and all sizes of companies. The distribution of the sample corresponds to the orders of magnitude of the digital sector represented by the union.

 

 

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Source : Datacenter Magazine

 

 

 

 

The Arcep wants to clean the cupboards...

on Friday, 19 June 2020 Posted in Archives Rezopole

The Arcep wants to clean the cupboards...

Another thorn in the side of the digital infrastructure sector is customers' end connections to fibre optic cable. Indeed, there is growing discontent with the disruptions observed in the sharing points and the threat they pose to the sustainability of networks. Called upon to intervene more frankly, the Arcep is finally taking matters into its own hands to do something about the "noodle dishes".

 

At the Telconomics conference on 16th June, the Regulatory Authority said it was "extremely concerned" by the multiplication of these aberrations. To remedy this, the telecoms regulator has therefore published a "first roadmap" drawn up in consultation with the players in the sector. The objective is to give infrastructure operators the possibility to better control interventions on their networks. They will thus be able to report, or even deregister, unscrupulous subcontractors mandated by commercial operators.

 

Sébastien Soriano, President of the Authority, explains that the aim is to "prevent a few black sheep from destroying the highly professional work of most of the other subcontractors". A first step that will not settle all the questions, such as those of recruitment, the pricing of these interventions, or the differences in connection technologies between infrastructure operators and access providers.

 

 

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Source : DegroupNews

 

 

 

 

New format for IXPloration #25

on Friday, 19 June 2020 Posted in Archives Rezopole

New format for IXPloration #25

Rezopole will meet you on July 2nd for a videoconference dedicated to the improvement of BtoB Internet exchanges thanks to LyonIX infrastructures.

Details will be detailed during this videoconference:
- the IXP part, which improves Internet exchanges between users in a territory, reduces telecom costs, and secures and optimizes the network thanks to the multiple routes offered.
- the NAP part, which provides connected members with direct access to the operators present and their offers. We buy or sell any type of Telecom service with great flexibility.

 

On the agenda

  • General presentation of Rezopole
  • What is an IXP/NAP?
    • How does it work?
    • Economic & technical advantages
  • Rezopole's infrastructures & members
    • Offers & services
    • Connection solutions
  • Rezopole Events & Tools
  • Questions and Answers

 

Useful information

  • Schedule from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Link of the videoconference sent by email a few days before the event

 

 

 

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Your First Virtual Workshop

on Monday, 15 June 2020 Posted in Archives Rezopole

Your First Virtual Workshop

No need to travel for the next BGP training session. Rezopole offers you two days of videoconferencing, on June 30th & July 1st, to transfer the basics of this protocol and guide you towards IP autonomy.

 

This workshop covers the operation and configuration of BGP on Bird, Cisco, FFR. This protocol is necessary to interconnect on an IXP and take advantage of "multiple transit" offers.

 

During these two days, you will progressively and completely approach the different aspects of BGP (peering and the use of Route Server). From the first day, you set up your first session. You will also discover the techniques for announcing and filtering networks, both in IPv4 and IPv6.


Price: 1000 € (Ex-VAT) per attendee during 2 days!

This training may be covered by your OPCA (Rezopole activity number: 84691581469).

 

Do you want to participate? Just send us an email.

The registration closing date is on June 25th, 2020.

 

Program

  • IP / AS Routing reminder
  • BGP protocol in details
  • Difference IGP / EGP
  • Worklab introduction (frr)
  • First BGP sessions, Full-Table
  • Multiple peering-sessions
  • Filtering: Prefix-list and Route-map
  • Annonces, filtering and network loop debugging
  • Diagnostic tools
  • Filtering: AS-PATH and Route-map
  • The BGP communities
  • Example of use for LyonIX
  • Traffic shaping: AS-PATH prepend and disaggregation
  • Fine BGP tuning: Fast convergence and Sub-optimal
  • PATHs detection / Packet loss
  • Public-DB declarations : RIPE / RPSL / RPKI / Peering DB Registration contact
  • Routers configuration best current practices
  • Differences between V4 and V6!

 

 

 

 

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5G Auction: the new calendar unveiled

on Friday, 12 June 2020 Posted in Archives Rezopole

5G Auction: the new calendar unveiled

The telecoms regulator has published a new timetable for the continuation of the 5G frequency allocation procedure in the 3.5 GHz band. It will therefore be between September 20th and 30th.  Bouygues Telecom, Free, Orange and SFR, which qualified last February following a call for applications, will participate.

 

At the end of the procedure, they will each obtain a 50 GHz block in return for 350 million euros per head and a number of deployment obligations. In early autumn, the main auction will allow them to complete this first block by winning one or more 10 GHz blocks. This will be followed by an auction to position the resulting frequencies in the 3.4-3.8 GHz section. The Arcep indicates that the final allocation of frequencies will take place "in October or November". Operators will thus be able to market their future 5G packages "by the end of the year".

 

However, in the end, operators will not be obliged to provide 5G coverage in at least two major cities before the end of 2020. The delay in the procedure has led the telecoms police to lift this obligation accompanying the first 50GHz block. The marketing will be done "at the initiative of the operators" even if the Arcep promises to remain attentive to the conditions of marketing of the new network and the promises of the operators.

 

The first obligation will therefore be to deploy 5G on at least 3,000 of their sites by the end of 2022. Operators will also have to distilled at least 240 Mb/s on 75 % of their sites into 4G+ by the same deadline.

This is a reminder that the specifications have been drawn up so that the deployment of 5G and 4G coverage of territories go hand in hand. It is also a response to Bouygues Telecom and SFR, who recently balanced the deployment of the 5th generation network against the need to improve 4G coverage in rural areas.

 

At the same time, Arcep also intends to respond to growing concerns about the environmental impact of digital technology. Within the framework of a new platform called "for a sustainable digital environment", "associations, institutions, operators, digital companies, personalities" are invited to contribute to it during a series of thematic workshops starting on July 9th.

A report by the end of the year will provide an opportunity to take stock of this work and will propose the "first avenues for taking the response to environmental issues further", which the Authority intends to make a "new chapter in regulation".

 

 

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Source : DegroupNews

 

 

 

 

The transition to IPv6 will take another 5 to 10 years...

on Friday, 12 June 2020 Posted in Archives Rezopole

The transition to IPv6 will take another 5 to 10 years...

As it has just celebrated its eighth anniversary, IPv6's technical specifications were developed nearly twenty years ago. Marco Hogewoning, a spokesperson for the RIPE NCC association, notes that this network protocol has not yet become a viable alternative to IPv4. He even estimates that the transition could take another five to ten years.

 

Despite the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses in November 2019, things have not accelerated. The economic incentive for small operators and corporate networks to switch to IPv6 could be the key to getting all players in the chain to switch to IPv6. Or the obligation for manufacturers to launch IPv6-capable connected objects on the market. In addition, governments in each country should lead by example with their own sites and services.

 

In France, Arcep is keeping an inventory of operators' efforts in this area. The latest barometer dates from November and showed that a significant portion of French subscribers are still not IPv6-enabled.

 

 

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Source : 01net

 

 

 

 

Online appointment for RUG #22

on Friday, 12 June 2020 Posted in Archives Rezopole

Online appointment for RUG #22

Rezopole's technical team is looking forward to seeing you on Friday 26th June for a virtual Rezopole User Group.

 

This edition will focus on VXLAN EVPN architectures with a REX on the deployment of this technology.

We will also discuss public databases dedicated to peering and will take a look back at the traffic profiles observed during the containment period.

 

Useful information

  • Schedule from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • Confirm your participation before June 24th
  • The videoconference link will be sent a few days before the event



 

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4G deployment: first effects of the health crisis?

on Friday, 05 June 2020 Posted in Archives Rezopole

4G deployment: first effects of the health crisis?

While the 4G deployment figures had remained within the norm in March and April 2020, the stall finally occurred in May. 330 new sites brought into service by Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Free according to data from the French National Frequencies Agency. The figure is relatively low but remains higher than last February or spring-summer 2019.

 

Nevertheless, the breakdown by operator shows a significant slowdown on the part of Orange and Free. The locomotives of the deployment over the past year respectively brought 154 and 230 new 4G sites into service in May, well below the pace observed in recent months. This slowdown cannot help but be associated with the health crisis. Operators have reported various difficulties during containment.

What's more, the number of new activated antennas is down 20 to 50% compared to the previous month at Free and Orange. Antenna activations on their current flagship bands have reached the lowest levels seen in a long time, 18 to 24 months in some cases.

There was also a general decline in the number of authorizations obtained by Free and 4G in 700 MHz. The number of authorizations received by Iliad's brand in this band, which has usually fluctuated between 500 and 1,000 per month for the past year, plunged to less than 200 in May.

 

At first glance, SFR and Bouygues Telecom appear to have been less affected by the disruptions despite a decline in activations and authorizations on several frequency bands. However, it is difficult to draw conclusions from this, as the pace of deployment of these two operators has been irregular for several months. It should be noted that only SFR seems to have felt the need to make extensive use of the derogatory mechanism put in place by the State to ensure the continuity of deployments, on 58 occasions.

With 155 new 4G media in service, Bouygues Telecom achieved its best month since December in May. In terms of antennas too, the operator set a six-month record: 556 more in May. Of these, 313 were in the 1,800 MHz frequency band, notably to serve a number of major cities (Paris, Lille), several major roads and seaside resorts, according to ANFR.

 

 

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Source : DegroupNews

 

 

 

 

The amount of time spent on the Internet exploded in April

on Friday, 05 June 2020 Posted in Archives Rezopole

The amount of time spent on the Internet exploded in April

With the containment of a large part of France in April, a majority of web groups set new audience records. Indeed, according to Médiamétrie//Netratings' barometer over the month, French people spent an average of 3 hours a day surfing the Internet. That's an increase of 46% compared to April 2019.

Unsurprisingly, the French media benefited greatly from this renewed attention. While there are five French media groups in the top 10, the Amaury group continues to fall in this period of sporting lull.

 

During the month of April, 74% of French people surfed the Internet daily. This represents a total of 46.4 million Internet users, 1.5 million more than a year earlier. They also spent more time on each screen. This increase is particularly visible on mobile phones, with daily surfing time per French person reaching 1h52, an increase of 47% compared to April 2019.

 

 

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Source : Journal du Net

 

 

 

 

The 2019 activity report is online

on Tuesday, 26 May 2020 Posted in Archives Rezopole

The 2019 activity report is online

 "This text is written in Covid-19 confinement, which shows the enormous impact of the Internet in our daily lives, and its importance in helping us to continue our activities in telework or tele-education.

 

Exchange nodes such as those managed by Rezopole have a very important role in these periods of increased traffic. The first 100 Gbps client was set up on LyonIX at the very beginning of the Covid-19 crisis.

 

Looking back at 2019, the following highlights, detailed in the report, are worth noting:

  • Migration of the core network to a new, latest-generation 100 Gb infrastructure,
  • Securing links (redundancy) and BGP routing,
  • Opening of new POPs related to their potential for new members,
  • Reinforcement of the interconnection with the Swiss IXPs (CIXP & SwissIX),
  • Survey on Telecom needs in the Alps with local players,
  • First 24/7 BGP outsourcing services.

 

The IXP market is transforming towards increased service provision, and Rezopole will continue its transformation in 2020 to adapt to this evolution.

 

Thank you for your interest in our activities, I hope you enjoy reading. »

 

Philippe Duby,

President of the Rezopole Association

 

 

 

 

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Data Center kezako ?

on Friday, 22 May 2020 Posted in Archives Rezopole

Data Center kezako ?

More numerous, larger, French data centers or data centers in French have become a crucial issue for the development of the Internet. It is a physical place where various computer equipment, such as computers, servers, etc., are grouped together.

 

The main function of a data center is to store information that is useful for the proper functioning of a company. Depending on its size, the power of its storage systems, and other characteristics, it can store billions of pieces of data on customers, individuals, etc.

 

A large part of the world's data centers, today offered by Cisco, Jerlaure, Sigma, etc., are dedicated to hosting the servers used for browsing the Internet. In order to protect the data stored in these particular locations, all are subject to a high level of security.

 

In order for a data center to function optimally, certain conditions must be met, such as: excellent air conditioning, air quality control, emergency and backup power supply, 24-hour surveillance, etc.

 

 

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Source : Journal du Net

 

 

 

 

Fibre deployment is looking for incentives

on Friday, 22 May 2020 Posted in Archives Rezopole

Fibre deployment is looking for incentives

Organized by Mon Territoire Numérique every year in March in Deauville, the RIP Estates General finally took place in video format. The meeting of public initiative networks made it possible to gauge the impact of the health crisis on the very high-speed broadband projects carried by local authorities.

 

At the end of March, InfraNum warned that a complete halt to the fibre optic deployment projects would be a "catastrophe" likely to cause 12 months of inertia. Today, the Federation of Digital Infrastructure Industrialists is breathing - a little. Its president, Étienne Dugas, says "We have worked on the ordinances, on the various decrees with more or less success" in order to "avoid the complete shutdown of the industrial tool, which is done".

Overall, activity fell, on average, to around 30% of nominal production during containment. This made it possible to keep the industrial facilities in operation, although the situation varied greatly from one region to another.

 

Today, the time has come for a return to load: 50% activity last week, 70% this week. At any rate, these are the figures announced by Julien Denormandie, the French Minister for Urban Affairs and Housing, who has been in charge of HSBB issues since 2017. But Etienne Dugas warns that they should be taken with caution: "In terms of productivity, we are still far from the rates we could have had previously".

This observation is corroborated by Lionel Recorbet for SFR FttH: "We are going to have a lot, a lot of difficulties to get back to 100%". Cyril Luneau, Director of Community Relations at Orange, also warns that a return to pre-crisis fibre deployment levels "is not for now". The Covid episode will have "a serious and profound impact on the calendars and milestones for the end of this year, and no doubt for 2022", i.e. the deadlines for the operator's commitment in the AMII zone.

 

The operators therefore warn that at this stage it is difficult to quantify the additional delays. Pascal Rialland, President of Covage, nevertheless risks predicting a postponement of deployment of "4 to 6 months in 2021" for the 75,000 fibre optic lines that Covage was to deploy in 2020 in Calvados.

Schedule slippages will be inevitable and consequently delays in commercialization could ultimately weigh on the economy of the projects carried by the communities. As will the more immediate additional costs associated with health precautions.

It is not possible at this stage to put a figure on these additional costs. InfraNum has also commissioned an impact study for the end of the month. The Federation of Industrialists intends to use this work as a basis for the recovery plan promised by the government for next September.

 

While waiting for a clearer picture of the impact of the health crisis, the participants in the Estates General of the RIPs preferred to insist on other levers for accelerating deployment in order to respond to the digital impatience.

On the industrial side, the immediate cash needs of companies in the sector were highlighted in order to be able to continue their activity. At the height of the crisis, infrastructure operators have multiplied initiatives to relieve the cash flow of their subcontractors (reductions in payment deadlines, advances and other subsidies). Now, the idea is to "put more agility" in the payments of France THD subsidies to local authorities, Julien Denormandie announces.

But the President of the French Telecoms Federation, Arthur Dreyfuss, tempers "the answer cannot only be public money". Beyond new financial help, the Secretary General of Altice France is waiting for "all those little everyday obstacles" to the deployment of fibre to be lifted. Many grievances have been voiced for years that many HSBB actors would like to see finally heard. In this exceptional situation, "we have to beat the iron", Patrick Chaize sums up. By making, for example, digital infrastructures an essential asset, argues the Senator of Ain and President of Avicca. An approach allowing the deployment to overcome some of these obstacles, also believes Arthur Dreyfuss, deploring that "we do not benefit from the right that gas or electricity enjoy.

An idea that does not convince Julien Denormandie, for whom such a status could be misunderstood by the French deprived of a good connection. The minister prefers to go through other texts for certain operational advances to which he says he is "open". On the other hand, concerning the very pressing question of co-ownership, the minister kicks the ball, referring to the "balances" of the Elan law. Operators and local authorities have therefore not finished with this painstaking work.

 

 

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Source : DegroupNews

 

 

 

 

The Eclipse Foundation migrates to Europe

on Thursday, 14 May 2020 Posted in Archives Rezopole

The Eclipse Foundation migrates to Europe

Small revolution in the world of the great foundations of open source computing: the Eclipse foundation moves its headquarters from the United States to Brussels.

 

Gaël Blondelle, head of the foundation's European team, explains that the organization is currently registered as a non-profit organization in Delaware. It will leave this status to become European, with the status of an international non-profit association (AISBL): a Belgian legal structure "made for people like us, since it allows us to keep an international coverage while being based in Belgium. [...] For us, there was a window of opportunity, because we have the impression that Europe likes open source very much, and more and more. [...] We have the opportunity to become the European open source foundation of reference: there is not yet one with a European headquarters and an international reach. Moreover, if we don't do it ourselves, Europe will need it sooner or later and we will end up seeing new competitors appear. [...] This move is a strategic move, it's an opportunity to have a clear difference and strategic advantage over other generalist foundations".

 

While continuing to support its members in the United States, Asia, etc., the foundation hopes to accelerate its development in Europe. The sustained interest of the European institutions in recent years was one of the reasons for choosing Brussels.

 

As far as industry is concerned, particularly in the automotive sector, Gaël Blondelle notes that "we already have a strong activity in Europe, several collaborations with major manufacturers and equipment suppliers, mostly German - BMW, Daimler, the Volkswagen group". Eclipse's IoT and Edge Computing projects are also already very active in Europe. The foundation has also been involved in European research projects since 2013.

Gaël Blondelle emphasizes in passing that "to lead an open source project, it is not always enough to publish your code on GitHub and to put a license a little randomly or by habit. [...] The role of open source foundations is to go further, by providing rigorous management of intellectual property and the guarantee that we have a neutral environment - compared to projects run by a single company, for example."

 

 

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Source : ZDNet

 

 

 

 

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