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IPv6 mandatory for Belarusian ISPs

on Friday, 27 September 2019 Posted in News GrenoblIX, News Rezopole, News LyonIX

IPv6 mandatory for Belarusian ISPs

Belarus becomes the first country in the world to legally require the adoption of IPv6. As of January 1, 2020, all Internet Service Providers will be required to support IPv6 on their network and provide an IPv6 address to all their customers.


The new law was promulgated by presidential decree on 18 September. This decree updates the previous one setting out the rules for using the country's "national Internet segment". Belarus has one of the newest and most modern Internet backbones on the European continent and local ISPs have already tested IPv6 support well before last week's announcement.


Currently, IPv6 adoption in Belarus is about 15% on average, below the global average (29%). But this is expected to increase from 2020 onwards, as local ISPs will have to support all connections.

Once enabled, clients will be assigned both an IPv4 Internet address and an IPv6 address, and connections will run fully on IPv6 if possible.


Officially approved as the Internet standard in 2017, IPv6 was designed to replace IPv4, which has almost exhausted its available address space of 4.3 billion addresses. Since its adoption, ISPs around the world have begun to deploy support, in collaboration with consumer and professional device manufacturers. A rather slow deployment, mainly because it was left to the discretion of the operators.



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Source : ZDNet





4G: the Arcep hits the table with its fist

on Wednesday, 07 August 2019 Posted in News GrenoblIX, News Rezopole, News LyonIX

4G: the Arcep hits the table with its fist

The telecoms police officer has just sent an early formal notice to Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Iliad-Free regarding the "New Mobile Deal". Indeed, Arcep considers that the commitments made by operators under this agreement, dating from January 2018, are not progressing fast enough.


At the time, the State agreed to renew part of the frequencies granted to operators for ten years and free of charge. A "gift" with a counterpart, however: the operators had undertaken to cover the territory more, particularly in the famous "white areas".

By the end of 2020, they must have converted all their existing 2G and 3G sites to 4G and improve mobile coverage on transport routes (from 2018) and inside buildings (from 2019).


But a year and a half after the signing, the regulator would find that progress was insufficient. "The regulator has no confidence in the operators, he believes that this case is dragging on," explains a source familiar with the case.

If the targets were not met by the 2020 deadline, early warning would make it possible to initiate sanctions more quickly without wasting time.


Aware that operators have always had difficulty meeting their commitments, the government has organised progress reports on the progress of the work. This was obviously not enough.

However, in June 2018, the government published the first 485 sites on which operators had to install their 4G antennas. For its part, the Arcep had launched its quarterly dashboard. But several observers had already warned of the magnitude of the task. "The deadlines were super-short. We could legitimately be concerned," recalls one participant today.


Operators, on the other hand, deny any delay. "Operators are deploying on schedule. ...] We are on the ground every day to solve administrative and technical challenges with the support of communities and government services. Arcep is welcome in the territories and will thus become even more aware of the collective success underway to finally solve the problem of white areas," said Arthur Dreyfuss, President of the French Telecommunications Federation. Summer is therefore likely to be turbulent.





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Source : Les Echos





Rezopole participates in the 32nd Euro-IX Forum

on Tuesday, 17 April 2018 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives Rezopole, News GrenoblIX

Rezopole participates in the 32nd Euro-IX Forum

The European IXP Association organises its bi-annual forum, from 15th to 17th of April in Galway. The objective of these meetings is to develop, strengthen and improve the IXP community. They share their experiences and explore new perspectives needed to address the challenges ahead.




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Euro-IX organises 2 Forums per year, held each time in a different city in Europe. These meetings were launched to bring together all IXPs affiliated to Euro-IX in one place to address relevant topics related to Internet exchange points. Forums include discussions on both technical and managerial topics, presentations by vendors and representatives related to IXPs, as well as social events.





How to choose a telecom offer?

on Monday, 04 December 2017 Posted in News GrenoblIX, News Rezopole, News LyonIX

How to choose a telecom offer?

Discover the practices and needs in telecommunication of companies and download the guide developed by Arcep and its partners, the MEDEF, CPME and AFUTT, aimed at the TPE-SME to help them understand the market, define their needs and find the criteria of choice of an offer regarding telecoms.





New service: Mapping IP towards AS

on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 Posted in News GrenoblIX, News Rezopole, News LyonIX, News EuroGIX

New service: Mapping IP towards AS

Rezopole sets up a publication service of correspondence between IP and AS. A simple DNS request allows to find the AS and the subnet in which the IP is published!


This new public service is an alternative to the American team-cymru and allows to expose BGP routes seen from Europe. Visit to enrich your network scripts! These tools (dig and asdig) are reverted to the public domain on our github! An update is coming…




The IoT Platform: here we go!

on Thursday, 29 June 2017 Posted in News GrenoblIX, News Rezopole, News LyonIX

The IoT Platform: here we go!

For the first time the IoT Platform connected its two users: a local government and a supplier.

The local government is located in the Paris region and is benefiting from the dynamism of the capital to accelerate the digital and IoT (Internet of Things) development in its territory. The supplier, based in the South of France, is an expert in the deployment of IoT project, from installation to analysis and data restitution.


You too come find on the IoT Platform your future customer or specialised supplier!





RezoLink 2017 is now online!

on Friday, 12 May 2017 Posted in News GrenoblIX, News Rezopole, News LyonIX

RezoLink 2017 is now online!

A real information tool and Internet Telecommunications reference for the IT actors of the territory, the RezoLink 2017 directory is available in digital version, click here.



The paper edition coming very soon!


→ Download ←

 About RezoLink

This directory identifies our members connected to our IXPs (Operators, DataCenters, ISP, IT services companies, Businesses) as well as our main partners, public actors and associations.



Rezopole is a member of CRiP!

on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 Posted in News GrenoblIX, News Rezopole, News LyonIX, News EuroGIX

Rezopole is a member of CRiP!

May 2017: Rezopole joins the CRiP, Club of Infrastructure, Technologies and Production Excecutives. This NPO established in 2007 under the law of 1901 is presided by Mr. Philippe Sersot, Crédit Agricole Silca Deputy General Manager. The Club brings together nearly 400 companies and administrations representing more than 6000 members.



"Our commitment is the independence from suppliers and the production of operational content."




Undersea cables 2017

on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 Posted in News GrenoblIX, News Rezopole, News LyonIX, News EuroGIX

Undersea cables 2017

Every time you visit a web page or send an email, data is being sent and received through an intricate cable system that stretches around the globe. Since the 1850s, we've been laying cables across oceans to become better connected. Today, there are hundreds of thousands of miles of fiber optic cables constantly transmitting data between nations.


Find here the animated map, made by Business Insider, which reveals the 550,000 miles of cable hidden under the ocean that power the Internet!





Feedback on RUG 15

on Friday, 07 April 2017 Posted in News GrenoblIX, News Rezopole, News LyonIX

Feedback on RUG 15

The Rezopole User Group was held at the Rezopole premises on March 31st. Rezopole had the pleasure to receive Rémi Lapeyrade, researcher at the CNRS-LAAS; who presented the SDN project at the TOUIX IXP.


The participants discovered the TOUSIX project networks architecture as well as the equipment (Pica8 among others) and software used like the Openflow for a programmable ASIC configuration.


The TouSIX project is focused on research. The infrastructure is above all a technical and scientific demonstration seen as a typical model applicable to the SDN transition. However, the results show that it is possible to take radical routes (programmable ASIC) consistent with production environments.


The SDN advantage in this context is to improve the scalability, resilience and security. The advantage is also a better control of networks equipment.


Ronan Bianic from Rezopole team presented a report on the Juniper hackathon (project in partnership between Juniper and France-IX) that was held in Paris. The presentation was about the network deployment automation technologies via "ansible" and the VXLAN implementation,  tunneling technology above IP.


These points should be examined in greater depth, that would probably be the theme of the next RUG.





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