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Main driver of growth in the global ICT market

on Wednesday, 20 February 2019 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives Rezopole

Main driver of growth in the global ICT market

According to International Data Corporation, the consumption of suppliers of servers, storage solutions and network equipment and software accounted for 44% of sales in 2018. These investments are expected to increase by an average of 6% per year and represent $426 billion over the next three years. Investments by cloud and digital service providers are expected to grow the most to reach $105 billion (+9% per year on average). Purchases by providers of hosting and colocation services amounted to $67 billion, representing an average annual growth rate of 7%.

However, there is a wide disparity between regions of the world. Indeed, if the share of these investments in the United States should increase to 47% in 2022 (compared to 44% today), Western Europe's share will not change and will remain at 12%.

 

 

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Source : Le Monde Informatique

 

 

 

 

Test your domain name!

on Friday, 08 February 2019 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives Rezopole

Test your domain name!

Revolution for the Domain Name System! To maintain the stability of hosted domain names since the introduction of the EDNS standard in 1999, several DNS servers have simply implemented patches. However, since February 1, patches that do not comply with the EDNS update have been removed. This can therefore lead to malfunctions or even the deletion of domain names hosted on these servers.

A tool is available on the DNS Flag Day website to test your domain name. "This change will make most DNS operations slightly more efficient and will also allow operators to deploy new features, including mechanisms to protect against DDoS attacks," says the dedicated site.

 

 

 

 

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Source : Le Monde Informatique

 

 

 

 

Fibre: ADLC rejects any splitting of Orange

on Monday, 04 February 2019 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives Rezopole

Fibre: ADLC rejects any splitting of Orange

Submitted last autumn by the Association of Alternative Telecommunications Operators, the request for an opinion to separate Orange's retail and infrastructure sectors into two separate entities was rejected on 30 January by the French Competition Authority. Indeed, the competition police do not consider it useful to give a favourable follow-up to the study of this referral for an advisory opinion.


The 45 operators that make up the AOTA protest against "repeated problems of access to the Civil Engineering of the Orange operator inherited from the national public domain of telecommunications, itself used by Orange to operate its copper network and constitute a passive shared fibre network currently unavailable in activated mode for competition."


However, the association does not intend to stop there, since it now plans to call on Brussels to defend its positions: "the association takes note of this decision by the independent administrative authority responsible for protecting consumers, whether residential or economic, from unfair practices on the part of private interests. It now also intends to refer the same matter to the European Union in order to obtain its opinion and, if necessary, to take the necessary corrective action to ensure that competition is conducted in a healthy and fair manner on the French telecommunications market."



 

 

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Source : ZDNet

 

 

 

 

 

Major & alternative operators: merger

on Monday, 04 February 2019 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives Rezopole

Major & alternative operators: merger

In recent weeks, there has been a real rush by mainstream operators of national scope on alternative BtoB operators. This is the case, for example, of Iliad's acquisition of a stake in Jaguar Network or Bouygues Télécom's acquisition of Keyyo and Nerim.
While the operators concerned did not comment, Channelnews interviewed 4 of their colleagues to decipher this new phenomenon: Patrice Bélie from Adista; David Brette from Sewan; Lionel Marchaud from Hexanet and Laurent Silvestri from OpenIP.


Structured around 5 questions, these interviews make it possible not only to analyse this movement but also its consequences: is this impulse not the consequence of the financial precariousness of alternative operators; is this process not the sign of the failure of Arcep's policy to perpetuate this ecosystem of alternative operators?
Topics such as the loss of innovation capacity, responsiveness and agility needed by the SME customers of these alternative operators and the future of this phenomenon are also discussed.

 

 

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Source : Channelnews

 

 

 

 

New event: yALPA 001!

on Thursday, 24 January 2019 Posted in Archives GrenoblIX, Archives Rezopole

New event: yALPA 001!

Rendez-vous on 01/29/2019 at 9:00 am at 7 rue Fantin Latour, Grenoble (CD 38).

Theme: HSBB in the Alps

Departments concerned: 38; 73; 74 and 01 (South Jura) with a focus on tourist areas (ski resorts, hotels).

Observation:

Broadband needs are exploding with the advent of "Over The Top" (OTT) networks and the strong growth of services such as Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, OCS, MyCanal...
Initial observations between the 2017 and 2018 Christmas holidays show a +60% increase in the throughput consumed in hotels and hotel residences. For these establishments, connections in Mbs will soon no longer be enough and requests in 1, 2, 3 or even 4 Gbs are beginning to arrive.

Work in synergy:

From now on, it is essential for telecom and Internet operators to organise themselves in order to be able to respond effectively to this need, which was yesterday emerging and is now very present.
This is the objective of yALPA! We must encourage the actors of Very High Speed deployment to meet and get to know each other better in order to consider future collaborations rather than planning, each on its own, investments in the same places.
The local DSPs (38, 73 and 74) do part of the work, but simply changing departments is complicated. Let us bet that by exchanging informally, a collective intelligence will make it possible to accelerate the arrival of really Very High Speed offers in the Alps (resorts but also valleys and plains).
It is understood that the results of these initial yALPA discussions will not have immediate effect. However, in the more or less short term, the problems currently encountered in terms of HSBB in tourist areas can be solved.

Morning program (09:00 - 12:00):

- welcome, coffee, pastries
- round table discussion: presentation of each participant
- brainstorming: ideas proposed and debriefed
- carto workshop: "bring your kmz!!!!" / "bring your own shape!!!!!"
- first conclusions and draft of an action plan; list of requests to be made to the Region, to the CSPs where applicable, cooperation commitments between operators present...

Registrations:

from Samuel Triolet (director of Rezopole) : striolet (from) rezopole.net

For your information:

Following this morning, a presentation of Isère Fibre, the DSP of CD38 (with SFR Collectivité), will take place at the same place at 2:00 pm.

 

 

 

 

Iliad takes control of Jaguar Network

on Thursday, 24 January 2019 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives Rezopole

Iliad takes control of Jaguar Network

Announced on January 18th by Free's parent company, the acquisition of 75% of the capital of the French company Jaguar Network will enable the operator to strengthen its offers on the B2B market. These shares, previously held by the Naxicap investment fund, were sold for just under €100 million.

"This transaction is an important step for Iliad in its development strategy to address the corporate market by leveraging the very strong expertise and complementarities between the two groups and by partnering with a recognized entrepreneur," said Free's management after the acquisition.

This takeover should enable Iliad to develop its national network of data centers in order to increase its capacity to provide technical support to companies. However, this operation should not change the organization chart of the operator and host Cloud Jaguar Network since the company remains managed by its founder, Kevin Polizzi, who remains a shareholder with 25% of the capital.

 

 

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Source : ZDNet

 

 

 

 

The largest datacenter in Lyon

on Thursday, 24 January 2019 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives Rezopole

The largest datacenter in Lyon

Inaugurated on January 15 by the national operator Jaguar Network, the last datacenter of the Lyon metropolitan area was built within the Biopark of the 8th arrondissement. Known as "Rock", this datacenter is also the largest in Lyon with more than 4,000 m² and 800 computer bays.
This project, supported by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, now hosts IT projects in the health and industry 4.0 sectors after only twelve months of construction.

However, the building has a particular feature for a datacenter: "The aesthetics of the building has been a constraint imposed by the French building architects: Rock is located within the perimeter of the Édouard Herriot Hospital, built a century ago by the architect Tony Garnier and listed as a historic monument. Thus, to comply with the specifications imposed by the French administration, it was mandatory to equip the building with windows, walled by breeze blocks since they were totally useless for computer rooms...!" notes Pierre Col in an article in ZDNet.

The operation of the infrastructures of this new datacenter has been maximized by using, for example, artificial intelligence. "An application developed by Jaguar Network teams proactively manages the installations in order to perform preventive maintenance to maximize availability. This is how technologies based on Big Data and Machine Learning are integrated into the spectrum boxes whose mission is to predictively detect any incident," says Jaguar Network.
In addition, a team is permanently present on the site "This guarantees local support to customers for the simplified operation of their IT equipment. A technician can work on any server hosted in the heart of the building in less than 10 minutes," explains the operator and cloud host.

To demonstrate its commitment to investing in digital transformation, the company has also created a network of more than 80 km of dark fibre network. This allows any company in Lyon's metropolitan area to be connected directly by dedicated and secure cables. "A dedicated 100 Gbps network will be available from February 2019 to provide the highest connection speeds available in France for businesses," says Jaguar Network.

 

 

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Source : Lyon-entreprises.com

 

 

 

 

 

Telecoms: kick-off to the sale of TDF

on Thursday, 24 January 2019 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives Rezopole

Telecoms: kick-off to the sale of TDF

Created under the protection of the State following the break-up of the ORTF, the group with 14,000 pylons and flat roofs decided to sell its shares in the telecoms equipment provider. To this end, the group's current shareholders - Brookfield, APG, PSP, Arcus and Crédit Agricole Assurances - have mandated Morgan Stanley and BNP Paribas banks. If in 2014, TDF had been sold for approximately €370 million, its results having stabilised since then, the transaction would now exceed €3.5 billion.


With 13,900 sites, TDF infrastructure funds are keen on this type of long-term asset. Indeed, such opportunities are rather rare " It is an asset for infrastructure funds, family offices and pension funds. Manufacturers in the sector have few synergies to generate from a possible merger. " says one source.


After difficulties in 2008 following the financial crisis, the group has strengthened its financial structure with debt leverage now below 4 times EBITDA. Especially since the most important deadlines are 2022 and 2026.


At the end of 2018, TDF continued its strategy of refocusing with the sale of Médiamobile and by accelerating in optical fibre. The company was entrusted with the installation of several tens of thousands of sockets by the territories. In addition, several hundred new pylons on transport routes and in rural areas were built last year.

 

 

 

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Source : Les Echos.fr

The FDN Federation unveils the FTTH barometer

on Thursday, 10 January 2019 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives Rezopole

The FDN Federation unveils the FTTH barometer

It took a year and a half of volunteer work to publish this study on the conditions of access to the Public Initiative Networks (PINs) deployed in France.

This tool is intended for the FFDN's associative ISPs but also for other operators of similar size. Two steps were necessary to achieve it: first, to collect information such as contracts and service catalogues, and then to analyse and present the information obtained. The objectives of this approach are to show the difficulty of associative ISPs to operate on certain networks, but also that it is possible to create conditions that allow them to operate since some RIPs bring them together.

In order to facilitate the visualization of the information collected from each public service delegate, the FFDN has set up a scoring system. Each service offer of a RIP was therefore evaluated using the same methodology containing objective criteria such as the amortisation period of the investments, the minimum number of subscribers and the price for the end user. The conditions proposed by each RIP were then summarized by assigning a score. From A to D, for the networks on which it would be possible to operate. And Z for networks where no activated offer is available in the catalogue or another equally blocking point.

On the map below, taken from the FTTH barometer, we can see that more than a third of the French departments have obtained a Z score. This means that no offer is adapted to the needs of associative ISPs.

 

 

 

 

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Source : FFDN

 

 

 

 

"Damage to Networks"

on Monday, 07 January 2019 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives Rezopole

Interviewed by Pierre Col, the team of independent developers behind the "Damage to Networks" initiative explains why and how this solution came about.

 
The objective of this project is to enable everyone to report damaged network infrastructure (Internet, Telecommunications, electricity or gas) on the public highway. Indeed, once information on vulnerability points is collected, it is shared on the website dplr.fr and then relayed to the Twitter @ProjetDPLR account.

 
The idea of HPRD comes mainly from two facts. The first, the proposal of one of the contributors to create a collaborative map of the damaged sub-distribution cabinets. And the second, the observation - of these degradations by many people working in the networks - was of particular interest to operators. The development of "Damage to networks" thus makes it possible to identify damage in a transparent manner and thus initiate a follow-up of repairs.

 
If for the moment it is an Alpha version, DPLR will eventually allow operators to have additional eyes in the field. Indeed, the philosophy of the collective is that the tool should be accessible to as many people as possible: residents, citizens, administrations and operators. The approach is clearly a crowdsourcing approach.

 

 

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Source : ZDNet

 

 

 

 

Illyse will offer fibre to individuals

on Monday, 31 December 2018 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives Rezopole

Illyse will offer fibre to individuals

For the first time in France, an associative Internet Service Provider (ISP) will be able to connect consumer subscribers in FttH. Indeed, thanks to a participative fundraising campaign, Illyse raised 5520 euros. This sum represents the entry ticket to the RIP (Réseau d'Initiative Publique) of the Loire department. The associative operator will now be able to set up a collection infrastructure. It will therefore be able to connect its first subscribers in early 2019.


But that's not all, since a second level of 4114 euros has been reached. This allows Illyse to become a LIR (Local Internet Registry) and thus receive an allocation of IP addresses from a regional Internet registry (RIR).


A big victory for ISP associations that are demanding cheap activated offers. Indeed, they cannot deploy their own fibre optic network due to lack of resources. Associative operators therefore turn to the network rental of a major player to offer FttH to their members. But in most cases, prices are unaffordable.

 

 

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Source : 01net.com

 

 

 

 

Evolution of IXP architectures

on Thursday, 27 December 2018 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives Rezopole

Evolution of IXP architectures

Internet exchange points play a key role in the Internet ecosystem. Today, there are more than 400 of them in more than 100 countries around the world. IXPs offer a neutral and shared switch fabric where customers can exchange traffic with each other.
Simply put, an Internet exchange point can be considered a large level 2 (L2) switch. Each client network connected to the IXP connects one or more of its routers to this switch via Ethernet interfaces. Routers on different networks can establish peering sessions by exchanging routing information via BGP and then sending traffic via the Ethernet switch.
IXPs allow operators to locally interconnect one or more customer networks through their level 2 networks. This leads to a more resilient Internet, improves bandwidth usage and reduces the cost and latency of interconnections. To avoid the tedious implementation of bilateral peering sessions, most IXPs nowadays use route servers. This simplifies peering by allowing IXP clients to peer with other networks via a single BGP session to a route server.

Whereas in the early 1990s, IXPs were based on FDDI or ATM, today the standard interconnectivity service is based on Ethernet. However, the level 2 switch fabric of an IXP is also evolving, moving from simple Ethernet switches on a single site connected via a standard local area network to IP/MPLS protocol switches distributed over several sites requiring WAN connectivity over optical fibre.
As a result, with more locations and increasing bandwidth, the connectivity network becomes more efficient, flexible and scalable. It is therefore an important strategic asset for IXP operators.
It should be noted that although switch fabrics based on IP/MPLS are mainly used today, there are other approaches such as VXLAN. These methods, which do not change the basic topology of the architecture, may be deployed more often in the future.
It should also be mentioned that to improve the resilience of the IXP infrastructure, PXCs are increasingly being used between the client and PE routers. In the event of a failure or scheduled maintenance, the PXC can switch from the client router to a backup PE router.

Innovation is accelerated with disintegration, SDN, NFV and network automation. Indeed, these new technologies are increasingly being used in telecommunications networks and IXPs. However, as IXP networks are generally more localized with older infrastructure and services than telecommunications networks, they may be the ideal place to introduce new network concepts.
Optical media is making progress inspired by the automation and openness of network technologies and offers innovative, ultra-dense and efficient systems. Many IXPs deploy these technologies to increase capacity while reducing costs, ground space and power consumption.
The disintegration of routers is also widespread in DC. Instead of using routers based on bulky chassis, SDN-controlled, white label L2/L3 switches using more scalable leaf-spine technologies are preferred. The use of white labels with a configurable and hardware-independent NOS provides greater flexibility and allows IXP operators to select only the features they really need.

 

 

 

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Source : LightWave

 

 

 

 

Data interconnection barometer

on Wednesday, 26 December 2018 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives Rezopole

Data interconnection barometer

By publishing this barometer of data interconnection in France 2018, the Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes (Arcep) proposes to popularize the subject in order to better understand the state and developments of this market.


The first part of this report presents this ecosystem of the Internet: what is the purpose of data interconnection, who are the main actors, how are they interconnected, what are the issues and modes of interconnection, etc.


In the second part, the Arcep makes an inventory of the interconnection situation in France. The data collected are aggregated results for the period from the first half of 2012 to the first half of 2018. They thus make it possible to see the growth of incoming and outgoing traffic, the increase in installed capacity, the evolution of interconnection methods, the distribution of traffic by interconnection mode, the breakdown of traffic by origin and the range of current tariffs.

 

 

 

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Source : Arcep

 

 

 

 

Rezopole is now "datadocked"

on Wednesday, 19 December 2018 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives Rezopole

Rezopole is now

Datadock is a unique database on vocational training from a quality perspective. It allows vocational training funders to check the compliance of training organisations with the 6 quality criteria defined by the Law. After registration on Datadock, training organisations must submit evidence related to the 21 indicators defined by the funders to meet the 6 criteria.

By meeting the quality criteria, Rezopole has become "datadocked". This certification allows your OPCA to take charge of our training courses, in particular the BGP workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Successful comeback for the RezoGirls!

on Friday, 07 December 2018 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives Rezopole

Successful comeback for the RezoGirls!

Superb exchanges between the speakers and the audience for our round table dedicated to the positive and negative impacts of Digital on our daily lives. The evening was structured around:

  1. The digital revolution: two sides of the same coin.
  2. Occupational diseases linked to the digital boom.
  3. How can we respond to them? How to identify best practices to understand and better protect against these new occupational diseases?
  4. Debate with our speakers: Ludovic Bugand (project manager at Anact), Dimitri Meunier (lawyer specialising in telecoms law) and Oriane Piquer-Louis (President of the FDN Federation).

 

A big thank you to the participants for their dynamic interaction, tinged with good humour. All this with seriousness. Discover the best pictures by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

Photographer : Marine-Agathe GONARD / AGATHE PHOTOS

 

 

 

 

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