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Kosc counter-attacks before the Council of State

on Friday, 13 September 2019 Posted in News GrenoblIX, News Rezopole, News LyonIX

Kosc counter-attacks before the Council of State

Kosc was unsuccessful against Altice and contested the decision taken by the Competition Authority. Indeed, seized on the occasion of the sale of Completel's copper network, the competition police last week issued its verdict: "there is nothing to define that Altice has committed a fault with regard to its obligations".

 

This is a major blow for the wholesale provider of telecom services to operators in the enterprise market, which has been denouncing SFR's parent company's late deliveries for months. This decision is all the more difficult to accept as its financial equation has become significantly more complicated.

 

But the operator does not intend to stop there since he "rejects", in a press release, the verdict of the Competition Authority and announces that he will bring the case before the Conseil d'État. A referral "motivated by the numerous irregularities that have marked the follow-up of the case by the Competition Authority, including the unexplained duration of its investigation in a context of urgency and the probable violation of its secrecy".

In addition, the company believes that the abandonment of Banque des Territoires (Caisse des Dépôts group), one of its main supporters, can only be explained by an understanding of the result favourable to Altice - SFR upstream.

 

Kosc warns against a prospect of consolidation that it now considers itself the "privileged target of a hostile acquisition" in view of its financial fragility. An operation that would "de facto close the business telecommunications market to the detriment not only of the ecosystem of hundreds of digital business service operators but also of the beginning of catching up on the digitalisation backlog of French SMEs and VSEs", warns the operator.

 

 

 

 

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Source : DegroupNews

 

 

 

 

Arcep : Orange "attacks the French regulatory model".

on Friday, 13 September 2019 Posted in News GrenoblIX, News Rezopole, News LyonIX

Arcep : Orange

In its newsletter on Monday, the Arcep college published an editorial to review the implications of a recent picket by the incumbent operator. Indeed, at the end of the summer, Orange submitted a Priority Question of Constitutionality (QPC) to the Conseil d'Etat in order to challenge the telecoms regulator's power to impose sanctions. But according to the college, Orange "[challenges] the pragmatic spirit of French-style regulation". With this initiative, the incumbent operator "does not attack the Arcep so much but attacks the French regulatory model more broadly", says Sébastien Soriano, President of the Arcep.

 

The sanctioning power of the Arcep is vital for the proper functioning of the current regulation, the college stresses in its editorial. In particular, it would not be possible to benefit from "the commitments that operators can make on competitive or territorial coverage issues", argues the telecoms police officer. "Without control and sanctions, these commitments would only be paper," he insists.

 

Very upset by the initiative of the incumbent operator, Sébastien Soriano said "I am not sure that Orange has measured all the consequences". The President of Arcep says that if his power of sanction were to disappear, then France would have to choose another regulatory model. Wishing to take advantage of the "synergy between infrastructures and services", it decided to leave the incumbent operator in charge of its network for its deployments.

Sébastien Soriano explains "We felt that Orange, because of its need to win back customers in the fixed Internet, had an incentive to invest in fibre", seeing it as a "positive market dynamic. But the counterpart of this choice is that the regulator must check on a daily basis that Orange is not taking advantage of this situation by giving itself an advantage on the retail market. This is called non-discrimination. To ensure this, regular monitoring and sanction procedures are required. Without them, we would potentially be forced to choose much more radical regulatory approaches..."

And ends by correcting: "It's not a threat, it's factual".

 

 

 

 

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Source : La Tribune

 

 

 

 

Global bandwidth : total throughput of 446 Tb/s

on Thursday, 05 September 2019 Posted in News GrenoblIX, News Rezopole, News LyonIX

Global bandwidth : total throughput of 446 Tb/s

Of course, the international bandwidth is increasing, but this masks a rollercoaster evolution in recent years. This is at least what a study published on Wednesday by the Telegeography Research Institute found.
Indeed, according to this analysis, global Internet bandwidth increased last year by only 26%, the lowest annual growth rate in at least 15 years. Although the pace is slowing, international bandwidth has almost tripled compared to 2015.

 

A dynamism attributed, by Telegeography, largely to the African continent. With a compound annual growth rate of 45% between 2015 and 2019, it is the continent that has experienced the fastest growth. The Asian continent is not to be outdone, with its bandwidth volume reaching a compound annual rate of 42% over the same period.

 

"Since we started tracking international Internet capacity in 1999, the most efficient channel has always been between Europe, the United States and Canada. This route was overshadowed by the Latin American-US and Canadian route, which experienced an explosion in bandwidth," according to the research institute.

 

A paradigm shift due in particular to a better integration of the countries of the American bloc, "while Asia and Europe have a greater diversity of connectivity". The researchers also note that content providers have an increasingly important role to play as they now dominate the creation of the backbones of the global Internet through submarine cables. The latter connect the different Atlantic or Pacific coastal countries. In view of the latest transcontinental submarine cable projects, the evolution described by Telegeography does not seem likely to slow down.

 

 

 

 

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Source : Les Echos

 

 

 

 

Orange wants to cut the whistle of the Arcep

on Thursday, 05 September 2019 Posted in News GrenoblIX, News Rezopole, News LyonIX

Orange wants to cut the whistle of the Arcep

The incumbent operator has submitted a Priority Question of Constitutionality to the Council of State, which can thus deprive the telecom police of its sanctioning powers and render the operators' commitments ineffective.

 

Unveiled on Tuesday by Le Monde, this request challenges the legal validity of a formal notice sent to it by Arcep last January. Indeed, the regulator criticized Orange for not respecting its obligations towards other telecom operators when it makes its fixed networks available to them. For the time being, this request is only at the preliminary stage. It will only be examined by the "Wise Men" of the Constitutional Council if the Council of State decides to transfer the file to it.

 

But in reality, it is a much broader problem. The incumbent operator argues that Arcep is both judge and party at the same time and that there is too much permeability between its three missions: to enact rules for the market, to control telecom operators and also to sanction them in the event of non-compliance with their obligations.
The regulator would de facto be deprived of its power to impose sanctions if the Conseil d'État were to rule in favour of the operator. In short, if the Arcep can no longer sanction abuses, the shipyards will fall behind and the objectives to boost French access to very high speed will not be met.

 

Orange assures that the procedure is a legal issue and will not affect the commitments made. The operator points out that in 2013 the Arcep has already been deprived of its power to impose sanctions in a similar procedure.
 

 

 

 

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Source : Les Echos

 

 

 

 

Participate in the BGP workshop!

on Tuesday, 03 September 2019 Posted in News GrenoblIX, News Rezopole, News LyonIX

Participate in the BGP workshop!

Rezopole offers two days of training on October 1st and 2nd to provide you with the basics of BGP routing and guide you towards autonomy. The BGP protocol, founder of the Internet, is necessary to interconnect to an IXP.
Combining theoretical courses and practical work, this workshop allows you to gradually and completely approach the different aspects of BGP such as peering and the use of Route Server. From the 1st day, you set up your first session.
You will also discover how the protocol works and how to configure it on different devices such as Bird, Cisco, Mikrotik, Quagga and the techniques to announce and filter networks in both IPv4 and IPv6.  
You will be able to manage and control your Public IP network. You will gain in reliability, independence and reactivity towards transit suppliers.


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

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 September 24th, 2019.

 

Program

Day 1

  • 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

Day 2

  • 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
  • Optional: Differences between V4 and V6!

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

The 2018 Activity Report is online

on Wednesday, 17 April 2019 Posted in News GrenoblIX, News Rezopole, News LyonIX

The 2018 Activity Report is online

In this document, you will find a retrospective of our actions and events in Rezopole over the past year. Among the information to remember: the opening of a new IXP in Annecy, named AnnecIX, with two members already in place; the arrival of new members such as the major content provider Akamai; the achievement of Datadock certification allowing support for the training courses offered by Rezopole; and of course the must-see Aperezo events held in Grenoble last June and November. Much more information is detailed in this new annual report.


We invite you to download it in pdf format from this link.


Have a good reading!

 

 

 

 

 

Increase in expenses dedicated to DataCenters

on Wednesday, 17 April 2019 Posted in News GrenoblIX, News Rezopole, News LyonIX

Increase in expenses dedicated to DataCenters

Driven by a booming cloud infrastructure market, hardware and software spending in DataCenters increased by 17% in 2018. A global market dominated by Dell EMC followed by Cisco, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Huawei. Investments driven by a "growing demand" for public cloud services and the need for "ever richer" configuration according to Synergy Research Group, which publishes these figures. As a result, the average selling price of enterprise servers has skyrocketed.


In more detail, spending on infrastructure purchases for the public cloud increased by 30% compared to 13% for those directed at equipping enterprise data centers. "Cloud services revenues continue to grow by nearly 50% per year," said John Dinsdale, analyst at Synregy Research Group. "SaaS and e-commerce revenues are each increasing by about 30%. All these factors contribute to a significant increase in spending on public cloud infrastructure," he adds.
The public cloud market is dominated by the MDGs, which account for the largest share of cumulative revenue. On the brand side, Dell EMC is ahead of Cisco, HPE and Huawei. Dell EMC is also a leader in the private cloud market, followed by Microsoft, HPE and Cisco. These four providers are the leaders in the non-Cloud Data Center market, but in a different order.


Total revenue from Data Center equipment, including both cloud and non-cloud hardware and software, is $150 billion in 2018, the analyst said. The Data Center infrastructure market is 96% composed of servers, operating systems, storage, networking and software. Network security and management software represent the rest.
By segment, Dell EMC leads in terms of server and storage revenue. Cisco, on the other hand, overlooks the network segment. Then there are Microsoft, HPE, VMware, Lenovo, Inspur, NetApp and Huawei, which recorded the strongest growth in one year.


"We are also seeing relatively strong growth in infrastructure spending in enterprise data centers, with more complex workloads, hybrid cloud requirements, increased server functionality and higher component costs being the main drivers," concludes Dinsdale.

 

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Source : Le Monde Informatique

 

 

 

 

Bye bye Owncloud, hello Nextcloud!Bye bye Owncloud, hello Nextcloud!

on Friday, 12 April 2019 Posted in News GrenoblIX, News Rezopole, News LyonIX

Bye bye Owncloud, hello Nextcloud!Bye bye Owncloud, hello Nextcloud!

100% open source and community-focused, Nextcloud allows you to store your documents, contacts, photos and manage your calendar. The main new feature: instant messaging for live chat and organize videoconferences.

This service is available free of charge to all our members. To do this, simply create an account at the following address: nextcloud.rezopole.net. Users of Owncloud services are also invited to switch to Nextcloud.

The service is centralized on Rezopole's infrastructures, which provides a better quality of transfer for participants in Rezopole's IXPs, but also for users (companies, local authorities, etc.) whose ISPs work on this node.

More informations here.

 

 

 

 

Agreement between Kosc Telecom and Ielo-Liazo

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

Agreement between Kosc Telecom and Ielo-Liazo

Signed on 28 March, this strategic agreement between the two operators of French operators was concluded for a period of 20 years. It concerns access to their respective infrastructures.


Indeed, Kosc Telecom provides its FFTH collection infrastructure via its bitstream offer. This allows its new partner to enrich its catalogue of services and complete its offer of residential collection on existing copper support (xDSL).
Ielo-Liazo, for its part, is opening up access to its national fibre network via a new industrial NRO optical unbundling offer. This will enable Kosc Telecom to deliver high quality services and strengthen the national coverage of its Enterprise Fibre network.


This long-term partnership between these two operators, specialists in the wholesale of telecom products, represents for Ielo-Liazo a concrete application of its strategy aimed at offering the enterprise market a unified infrastructure offer for operators. While it is a complementary step for Kosc in its strategy to offer its customers operators 100% of the lines available in France.

 

 

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Source : Kosc Telecom

 

 

 

 

Digital Industry Observatory

on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 Posted in News GrenoblIX, News Rezopole, News LyonIX

Digital Industry Observatory

Produced by EY in partnership with the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, the 3rd edition of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Digital Industry Observatory was unveiled by the Digital League on 5th November last.

Representing nearly 65,000 jobs, digital technology is now a central pillar of the regional economy. Indeed, this industry created more than 3,000 jobs between 2016 and 2017, as many as the region's 4 main flagship industrial sectors combined (chemistry-rubber-plastic / metallurgy-metalworking / machinery and equipment manufacturing / agri-food).


This dynamic is confirmed at the national level as Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes consolidates its position as the second region in the digital sector with the creation of 8,150 jobs between 2013 and 2017. Internationally, despite a decline of two places compared to the period 2011-2015, Auvergne-Rhône-alpes ranks 20th among European regions that have attracted the most foreign investment in digital technology. It is one of only two French regions to be included in the TOP25.

Encouraging figures and resolutely confident players. Indeed, 81% of digital companies expect sales to increase by 2018, with the development of current services and products as the primary growth driver. However, the difficulty in recruiting the right profiles remains the first obstacle for regional actors, with an increase of 11 points compared to 2017.

In this 3rd edition of the Observatory, digital players also share their point of view on what they consider essential to make digital transformation a lever for growth and acceleration for all industries. For example, 75% of the companies surveyed believe that, long before the understanding of technological issues and the development of a digital culture, change management is the most important thing.

 

 

 

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Source : Digital League

 

 

 

 

In 2019 Rezopole disrupts access to the HSBB!

on Tuesday, 06 November 2018 Posted in News GrenoblIX, News Rezopole, News LyonIX

In 2019 Rezopole disrupts access to the HSBB!

Rezopole boosts peering with a radical new pricing model!

Rezopole has decided to push access to 10 Gbps Very High Speed Internet by introducing a single rate on IXP and NAP ports, from 1st January, up to 10 Gbps for all its PoPs!

This proactive decision aims to boost the Very High Speed Internet market by making 10G access accessible to all HSBB users and players (regional, national and international) working in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region.
 

LyonIX, GrenobliX, AnnecIX, the IXPerts of Very High Speed

The new chosen rate is €2400/year for the first port (IXP or NAP), an affordable price allowing Rezopole to guarantee a 24/7 premium service to its members.

And in order to encourage usage and redundancy, the following ports are 50% discounted, whether for peering (Internet flow exchange, CDN access and various caches - IXP port) or to access the Telecom Services Marketplace (Internet transit & Cloud + other services provided between members - NAP port).

Our other pricing conditions remain unchanged, you will find all the details in the 2019 price list which can be downloaded at the following address: https://www.rezopole.net/fr/rzp_tarifs_2019

 

 

 

Data centers: a hot topic for our data

on Thursday, 06 September 2018 Posted in News GrenoblIX, News Rezopole, News LyonIX

Data centers: a hot topic for our data

Located south of Paris, the Data4 campus hosts the data of major CAC 40 companies. Among the nine data centres spread over 111 hectares, is DC05. This new-generation data center, in service since the end of 2017, has a single facade, clad with blocks capable of drawing in external oxygen. "Once filtered, this air at room temperature is used to cool the core of the building, or the temperature of some components can easily rise to 60°C. This free cooling system replaces the frozen water reserves and large mechanical cold cabinets used in older data centres," explains Jérôme Totel, site manager.

Free cooling is in vogue and is becoming increasingly popular, mainly for economic reasons. Indeed, data centers consume nearly 10% of the world's electricity. "And nearly half of this energy is used to operate cooling systems," explains Guilhem Cottet, General Delegate of France Datacenter. Today, the temperature range of air sent to server rooms is much higher than it was ten years ago. Indeed, international guidelines recommend between 20 and 27°C.

However, "cooling a data center is a real science," says Jean-Michel Rodriguez, Chief Technology Officer at IBM. The ambient temperatures and humidity in the northern European countries naturally ensure good cooling throughout the year, making it easier to use free cooling. However, this is not the case with a more Mediterranean climate since this system can only operate for part of the year. Hosting companies therefore often rely on more modest installations such as simple air conditioning coupled with "cold aisles". "Each year brings its share of new products. We are in a state of constant optimization," confirms François Salomon, Schneider's free cooling specialist.

 

This is the case, for example, of Facebook, which last June revealed a system combining free cooling and water, or Lenovo, which relies on liquid cooling. 2CRSI, a Strasbourg-based company, offers a shared cooling system. Many researchers are currently working on algorithms that can reduce server consumption. Although the energy efficiency indicator for data centres has improved significantly in recent years, some experts are sounding the alarm bell. "Calculation and energy needs will increase exponentially. To develop artificial intelligence, optimizing cooling will not be enough. So much so that we will have to rethink the design of our data centers," warns Pierre Perrot of CryoConcept.

 

This observation has led engineers to develop diametrically different technologies such as immersion. Asperitas now immerses its servers in oil. "It is a non-conductive and non-corrosive liquid that absorbs up to 1,500 times more heat than air," says Pierre Batsch, head of the company's development in France. Thus there is no need for air conditioning, false ceilings, cold aisles, etc. While Alibaba has already announced a similar project for some of its servers, other players such as "cryptomone mining" factories or the financial world are also interested in this solution.

Microsoft has decided to immerse part of its infrastructure in the ocean. "Water is 800 times denser than air. When you touch it, you are in contact with many molecules, which means you can transfer heat faster and more efficiently," explains Ben Cutler, project manager at Microsoft. But this initiative is met with some criticism: "Will the heat released have an impact on the marine ecosystem? Wouldn't it be better to reuse it?," persimmates an expert. These remarks will not discourage Microsoft, which has not finished making waves.

 

 

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Source : L'Express

 

 

 

 

 

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