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25 online tutorials on the fibre professions

on Wednesday, 03 April 2019 Posted in Archives Rezopole, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives LyonIX

25 online tutorials on the fibre professions

Installing a distribution box, locating a defect on a fiber, performing a reflectometry measurement... Essential steps that an optical fiber technician must know how to master.

Faced with the urgent need to train these professionals, the association of the École des Plombiers du Numérique and the Infranum federation, with the support of Opcalia and several manufacturers in the sector (Telenco, Sogetrel, Spie), have launched the manual platform.lesplombiersdunumerique.org. These 25 online tutorials present the different specialties of this profession in order to accelerate the mastery of these gestures.


In the form of a thematic sheet, each tutorial is based on a didactic video, photos and detailed explanations. 10 to 15 minutes are enough to integrate the learning. They will serve as a basis for teaching the fibre profession in the 9 Plumbers of Digital Plumbing schools, but they can be used by everyone, in particular to support the development of manufacturers in the digital infrastructure sector and the associated training needs.


This knowledge base is intended to be enriched by all the actors of the sector in order to professionalize it. The platform that hosts them is open to all for free.

 

 

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Source : InfraNum

 

 

 

 

Internet speed: we are far from the mark!

on Wednesday, 27 March 2019 Posted in Archives Rezopole, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives LyonIX

Internet speed: we are far from the mark!

The UFC-Que Choisir has published the results of its exclusive observatory of fixed Internet speeds. This is a negative result since we are very far from the operators' promises at 500 Mb/s, 1 Gb/s and even 10 Gb/s.

 

Even if subscribers are not fooled, the gap between the ads and reality is so large that it becomes absurd. This observatory therefore makes it possible to take stock of the Internet speeds that the French really benefit from and to draw three lessons from them.

 

1. Real flows light years away from those promised

 

Most operators offer their connected customers "up to 20 megabits/s" in ADSL. When we're barely at 8 Mbps actually. For Very High Speed, the gap is even higher. The actual average throughput is rather around 175 Mb/s while operators report 500 Mb or even 1 Gb per second.

 

Of course, these figures are only averages and they depend on other factors for which operators are not necessarily responsible. Nevertheless, the gap with the promised flow is gigantic.

 

2. 2 to 5 times lower flow in rural areas

 

The data from the observatory are unquestionable: the smaller the municipality, the lower the average flow rate. In ADSL, the difference ranges from a simple to a double: from an average of 9.1 Mb/s in cities with more than 30,000 inhabitants to 5.2 Mb/s in villages with less than 1,000 inhabitants.

 

The gap is even more obvious for Very High Speed connections. On average, 284 Mbps is surfed in large cities when an average speed of less than 100 Mbps is sufficient in municipalities with less than 3,000 inhabitants. And, it drops to 49 Mb/s in towns with less than 1,000 inhabitants.

 

3. Fiber optics, there's nothing better

 

The fact that the differences between cities and rural areas in terms of Very High Speed Internet access are so large is largely due to the technologies used. The inhabitants of large cities are mainly connected by FTTH (fibre to the subscriber). But those in small municipalities and villages too often have to be satisfied with less efficient solutions such as VDSL. While this improved ADSL theoretically allows a throughput of 100 Mb/s, it suffers a very high signal loss and only customers residing less than 1 km from the connection node can benefit from a higher throughput than ADSL.

 

In medium-sized cities, a significant number of subscribers are also connected via FTTB (Fiber to the building, or cable). While it is largely sufficient for the majority of Internet users, this technology suffers from a few defects such as a lower upload rate or a longer latency time.

 

 

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Source : UFC-Que Choisir

 

 

 

 

5G: operators will miss frequencies

on Wednesday, 27 March 2019 Posted in Archives Rezopole, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives LyonIX

5G: operators will miss frequencies

In order to launch the new generation of mobile networks, operators must be allocated frequencies by the end of the year. The first 5G antennas will thus be able to flourish and the flow rates will explode as early as 2020.

 

Across Europe, the 5G flagship band is the one between 3.4 GHz and 3.8 GHz - 400 MHz theoretically available to operators to water their customers with high-speed Internet.

 

The only problem is that, in France, this strip is already partially occupied by tenants who have no desire to empty the premises before the end of their lease in 2026. Among these cumbersome tenants are the Wimax licensees. This radio technology from the early 2000s was intended to provide broadband in rural areas through dedicated radio antennas.

 

A household is required and concerns two actors who are seated on 30MHz each: Bolloré Télécom (now Wifirst) throughout France and SFR in Ile-de-France and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

 

Arcep cannot therefore revoke their rights of use, even though frequencies are crucial for 5G. And Bolloré knows it. He is ideally placed today to recover. All he has to do is wait. The manufacturer can sit on it until 2026, use it himself to make 5G or even rent these frequencies to a third party.

 

But to make matters worse, the Arcep cut the 5G gang again a few months ago. The Telecom Constable has dedicated 50 MHz of his 400 MHz stock to "THD Radio" as part of the government plan to provide Very High Speed Internet access to all French people by 2022. And this until 2026.

 

On the Arcep side, it is stated that "there are no difficulties". Embarrassed, however, the regulator explained to Les Echos last summer that there could well be "only" 280 MHz of spectrum to auction... 30% less than the 400 MHz identified by Europe. Since the Authority has been studying its options, but nothing is moving.

 

 

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Source : Les Echos.fr

 

 

 

 

Promote your company!

on Thursday, 21 March 2019 Posted in Archives Rezopole, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives LyonIX

Promote your company!

You are a  Premium or Gold member of Rezopole: increase the visibility of your business expertise among more than 100 companies, local authorities and professional associations!

Enjoy a page entirely dedicated to your advertising in RezoLink 2019. This new edition brings together the interconnected players in Rezopole's IXPs and the Network & Telecom experts in your region.

 

 

 

 

Find all the information by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

A player in sustainable development

on Thursday, 21 March 2019 Posted in Archives Rezopole, Archives GrenoblIX

A player in sustainable development

The Compagnie de Chauffage Intercommunale de l'Agglomération Grenobloise (CCIAG) is a local energy operator for the production and distribution of heat and related services in the metropolitan area. For nearly 60 years, the company has been facilitating and supporting urban development and renewal for an attractive, socially responsible and sustainable metropolis. Thanks to its innovative approach, it offers an ever greener energy mix to supply its heating network, the 2nd largest in France, currently 65% renewable and recovery energy, with a target of 100% by 2033.


Since February 1st, the CCIAG has been connected to the infrastructures of GrenoblIX, IXP / NAP of Grenoble.


"The opportunity to integrate GrenoblIX presented itself to us as we began to explore the Grenoble basin in search of operators that would allow us to increase our current external bandwidth to meet the company's growing needs as part of its digital transformation. At the same time, we were put in contact with the department in charge of Metronet (the dark fibre network of the Metro), which allows us to interconnect all our sites and connect to the IXPs in Grenoble at a lower cost.
The rental of a local loop, as well as the Internet access attached to it, has therefore been made obsolete by the use of Métronet for our MAN (Metropolitan Aera Network) on the one hand, and for the "last mile" to the transit operators present in the IXP DCs on the other hand.
In addition, our presence in the IXP will allow us to interconnect directly with local actors, and other LyonIX members, allowing us first of all to save even more on our future transit purchases, but also to reduce our latency times towards them.
In the end, we will have a better understanding of all aspects of the company's connectivity to the outside world, by becoming a LIR operator, and will no longer be dependent on the risks associated with a single operator."



AS: 209766
PoP: GrenoblIX 2A

 

 

 

Make your recruitment easier

on Thursday, 21 March 2019 Posted in Archives Rezopole, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives LyonIX

Make your recruitment easier

You are looking for a network engineer, a Data Center technician, a Connection pilot... A new section on the home page of the Rezopole website lists the job offers selected by our team. Mainly focused on the Network and Telecom sector, it presents the main announcements of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.


This new recruitment space is also dedicated to the search for trainees working in the same professional fields.


Interactive, this new service also allows you to publish your ad. Fluid and fast, via a simple form, you can submit your request. We validate. We publish.

 

 

 Job offers                     Internship offers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first Web page was born in Villeurbanne

on Wednesday, 13 March 2019 Posted in Archives Rezopole, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives LyonIX

The first Web page was born in Villeurbanne

Tim Berners-Lee, a computer scientist at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), laid the first foundations of the Web in March 1989. Three years later, he presented the first site that could be consulted outside CERN at a scientific meeting in Annecy (the ancestor of the Web Conference) attended by the computer engineer Wojciech Wojcik, then CERN correspondent for the CNRS.


It returns to the laboratory with this technology of easy sharing of the same information. With another engineer, Daniel Charnay, he created France's first web page dedicated to IN2P3 (Institut National de physique nucléaire et de physique des particules located in Villeurbanne): a photo of the building, some information and three hypertext links to other websites around the world. The site info.in2p3.fr thus became the first French site and the fifth largest in the world at the time.

 

 

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Source : La Tribune Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

 

 

 

 

THD radio: manufacturers are asking for more time

on Wednesday, 13 March 2019 Posted in Archives Rezopole, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives LyonIX

THD radio: manufacturers are asking for more time

Arcep has opened a window to allow local authorities to obtain THD radio frequencies and thus deploy this technology on their territories. The challenge is to be able to offer very high speed (minimum 30 Mb/s) to households with the lowest ADSL coverage and promised a late arrival of optical fibre. According to InfraNum, some 2.2 million households will be affected by 2022.


But here we are, only a handful of local authorities have obtained or requested dedicated frequencies. Indeed, the Federation reports a "deployment of the THD radio [...] under study or confirmed for nearly 40 departments" and notes that to date a "dozen departments" have not initiated any action.


InfraNum therefore sounds the alarm and asks Arcep to extend the opening of the THD radio counter by one year. The objective is to have more time to convince these communities to opt for a wireless solution. If other solutions exist, such as 4G setting up major national operators, the Federation warns that it will "not support, in addition, specific domestic or professional uses". And the prospect of a fixed 5G service is no more to be considered "waiting for its arrival to meet an immediate need for very high fixed broadband in rural areas is a decoy" warns Etienne Dugas, President of InfraNum....

 

 

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Source : DegroupNews

 

 

 

 

OSM-FR: small fundraising for large project

on Thursday, 07 March 2019 Posted in Archives Rezopole, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives LyonIX

OSM-FR: small fundraising for large project

Created in October 2011 to promote the collection, distribution and use of cartographic data under free licenses, the OpenStreetMap France association has just completed its second successful donation campaign. Indeed, it has just announced that it has collected €10,081 from 106 donors.

OSM France states on its blog that this call for donations was "aimed at upgrading and extending the association's technical resources. To indicate the expected improvements in community services, our technical team had quantified 3 levels (set at 4,000, 5,000 and 6,500 euros). You were 106 people to give to exceed all levels and reach a collection of 10,081 euros. [...]
A first server is being upgraded. Work will continue in the coming months. We have already improved the service of quality analyses performed by Osmose. Now we can reach a daily rhythm all over the world.
On the occasion of this call for (financial) donations, some interlocutors also proposed new material resources. Finally, and most importantly, new volunteers have emerged to strengthen the technical team".

This campaign, launched in mid-November, will therefore make it possible to rejuvenate and strengthen servers that are highly solicited and that "age quickly and threaten to give up on us".

 

 

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Source : ZDNet

 

 

 

 

Covage is on sale for one billion euros

on Thursday, 07 March 2019 Posted in Archives Rezopole, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives LyonIX

Covage is on sale for one billion euros

After Altice at the end of November, it is Cube Infrastructure's turn to put its shares up for sale according to several sources. Covage's 50% shareholder paid 66 million euros in 2012 to buy back its shares from Vinci. However, Morgan Stanley Bank was mandated to find a buyer on the basis of a valuation of €1 billion.

The group's EBITDA would now reach €35 million for a turnover of around €100 million. "These ratios are not relevant. We are talking about an activity in full explosion with a very low maturity. In reality, the main driver is rarity," points out a good connoisseur of the file.
Charged by several departments with deploying optical fibre, Covage has already connected 630,000 of the planned 2.2 million households. The company still hopes to win a few more contracts to reach 3 million catches, which would represent just under 10% of French households.
When all the cables are pulled, Covage will be one of the few players to have such a digital infrastructure in a significant portion of the country. Indeed, once this task is completed, operators will have to pay a fee to use their networks.

€1.8 billion to acquire half of the optical lines that SFR must deploy outside major cities. But this deal is criticized in the industry because many believe that the infrastructure has been oversold. Indeed, the line rental prices highlighted could not be applied.

On paper, there are many candidates for the acquisition of Covage: investment funds, other RIP players, in particular Altitude or major operators...

 

 

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Source : Les Echos.fr

 

 

 

 

Designing DCs for tomorrow today

on Wednesday, 27 February 2019 Posted in Archives Rezopole, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives LyonIX

Designing DCs for tomorrow today

How can we succeed in building IT infrastructures in a sustainable and perennial way for the next 20 years? What are the important elements to consider during the design phase?

Although it may seem easy to build data centers, it is a rapidly evolving industry. Indeed, today's rooms are becoming denser, servers consume more and more energy and are heavier. Modularity concepts are shaking up the market every month, the ranges are evolving rapidly to better meet users' needs....

This is why adaptability and modularity must be part of the solutions to these problems from the design phases. For example, choose modular cooling and electrical solutions, increase power and load during maintenance, design large equipment by oversizing it.
It can also be very useful to implement new Agile working methods. It is therefore essential to be flexible and adapt to these changes that can affect the project in a sustainable way.
Modularity is also an essential point during the design phase, especially if you choose an atypical location to set up your data center. However, legal or regulatory aspects may run counter to this modularity. It is therefore necessary to address these problems as soon as possible, as they often have incompressible deadlines...

 

 

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Source : Le Monde Informatique

 

 

 

 

New reference system for fibre professions

on Tuesday, 26 February 2019 Posted in Archives Rezopole, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives LyonIX

New reference system for fibre professions

Published by Objectif Fibre and its partners, this mapping of the optical fibre business has required more than a year of collaborative work. Developed as part of the Employment and Skills Development Commitment (EDEC), this tool aims to facilitate description, training and recruitment in this sector.


Expected by employment, training, companies and local authorities, this reference framework is divided into 26 job descriptions defining the corresponding profiles. These sheets thus complete the description of the job titles, the activity, the prerequisites, the missions or the development prospects.


This publication confirms the dynamism of the players in the fast-growing optical fibre market and the collective intelligence at the service of the France Very High Speed Plan. The deployment of the HSBB is a major challenge since it represents 22,000 job creations by 2022 with an average of 3,800 new hires each year in various fields.

 

 

 

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Source : InfraNum

 

 

 

 

Development of French DCs

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

Development of French DCs

Interviewed by LeMagIT, Olivier Micheli notes that French data centers are finally attracting international cloud players and that they are expanding geographically in order to reduce latency.

Olivier Micheli, who is both CEO of Data4 Group and President of the France Datacenter Association, estimates that there are 200 large datacenters in France covering up to 10,000 m². The capital with the largest number of people because Paris is a European interconnection node.
There are between 3000 and 5000 private computer rooms of varying size and power across the country.
Beyond the desire of companies to control their equipment, the importance of ever lower latency is increasingly important in local economic activities and the development of smart cities.
According to Olivier Micheli, the market is moving towards data centres whose size is proportional to the size of the economic activity nearby.

After a slow period between 2012 and 2015, the French data center market has caught up. France is now in fourth place in Europe, tied with Ireland. There are several reasons for this: the opportunity for international companies to reach 67 million people from locally hosted IT resources, the geostrategic importance of Marseille and also the government's efforts to create favourable conditions for the development of these datacenters.
This finally allows France to align itself with the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands.

The customers of these data centers are 70% of public cloud players such as Amazon, AWS but also publishers such as Salesforce. User companies want a lot of support.

The first issue for datacenters is, according to Olivier Micheli, connectivity. Indeed, companies now want to benefit from an offshore computer room in order to redistribute this data to users and Internet actors.
The second challenge is that of intelligent buildings and to achieve 100% renewable energy by using, for example, Free Cooling.

 

 

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Source : LeMagIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main driver of growth in the global ICT market

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

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

 

 

 

 

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