Worth Reading: RPKI invalids are not going away

2 August 2021


Over the last couple of years, there has been great progress in terms of RPKI ROA adoption by network operators across the world. While analyzing the BGP prefixes of nine South Asian economies, notable growth of RPKI valid BGP prefixes can be observed in recent years.

Worth Reading: Don’t Wanna Pay Ransom Gangs? Test Your Backups

2 August 2021


Browse the comments on virtually any story about a ransomware attack and you will almost surely encounter the view that the victim organization could have avoided paying their extortionists if only they’d had proper data backups.

Worth Reading: Hollow Core Fiber

29 July 2021


BT, formerly known as British Telecom has been working with Lumenisity to greatly improve the performance of hollow core fiber.

Worth Reading: Solar storms and the Internet

29 July 2021


First observed in 1859 by Richard Carrington, solar Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) events, also known as solar storms, cause spectacular aurora displays far away from the poles. In 1859, they also fried telegraph equipment — a new technology at the time — and in some cases, its operators.

Worth Reading: Computing Clouds in Orbit

28 July 2021


Below is a possible roadmap to the orbital internet; reality will certainly vary.

Worth Reading: Satellites and Cellular Backhaul

28 July 2021


Elon Musk recently announced that he was going to be providing cellular backhaul from the Starlink constellation of satellites. This makes a lot of sense from a financial perspective in that it avoids the costly wired fiber networks needed to reach rural cell sites.

Worth Reading: Selling Off Transit

27 July 2021


The Swedish carrier group Telia has recently announced the sale of its international wholesale business to Polhelm Infra, an infrastructure investment manager jointly owned by a number of Swedish pension funds. Why would a telco operator sell off what was a core part of its operation to a pension fund?

Worth Reading: The Natural Evolution of Technology

27 July 2021


I’ve been thinking lately about the future of current broadband technologies. What might the broadband world look like in twenty years?

Worth Reading: Cloud vs enterprise data centres

26 July 2021


Data centres are already well established as a concept — once upon a time it may have just been a fancy term for a server room, but as they’ve grown over time, standards have been developed for them and they became a specialized field of IT.

Worth Reading: What Matters Now in Data Center Networking

26 July 2021


Irrespective of whether data center workloads generate revenue or play a role in supporting productivity, most organizations have a legacy to contend with. Greenfields may open up wider choice, but this blank canvas comes with its own risk and uncertainty.