Cuba’s Mobile-Internet Strategy?

March 20, 2018 admin 0

This post is speculative, but I think Cuba may use satellite for 3G backhaul and, when the technologies are ready, leapfrog over 4G to 5G mobile connectivity and next-generation satellite. ETECSA began rolling out 3G connectivity for Cubans about a year ago and a few things have led me to […]

The Recent and Rapid Evolution of DDoS Attacks

March 20, 2018 admin 0

In October of 2016 the Mirai botnet came thundering onto the internet landscape. A digital Godzilla, a DDoS King Kong, this Internet of Things-powered behemoth began smashing DDoS attack records, online powerhouses like Reddit, Etsy, Spotify, CNN and the New York Times crumbling under its fists. When the dust had […]

CEOs and Encryption: The Questions You Need to Ask Your Experts

March 19, 2018 admin 0

Barely a week passes without something in the news that reminds us of the critical role encryption plays in securing our data. It is a technology that protects so much of what we rely on, as individuals protecting our privacy, as companies securing our business assets and transactions, and as […]

O3b Satellite Internet – Today and Tomorrow

March 15, 2018 admin 0

I have written a lot about the potential of low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites for Internet service, but have not said much about medium-Earth orbit (MEO) satellites — until now. O3b (other three billion) is an MEO-satellite Internet service provider. Greg Wyler founded the company, and it was subsequently acquired by […]

Accreditation & Access Model For Non-Public Whois Data

March 14, 2018 admin 0

In the current debate over the balance between privacy and Internet safety and security, one of the unanswered questions is: “How will those responsible for protecting the public interest gain access to the non-public data in the WHOIS databases post General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?” In an attempt to prevent […]

Takeaways from the DNS-OARC’s 28th Workshop

March 14, 2018 admin 0

March has seen the first of the DNS Operations, Analysis, and Research Center (OARC) workshops for the year, where two days of too much DNS is just not enough! These workshops are concentrated within two days of presentations and discussions that focus exclusively on the current state of the DNS. […]

Let’s Talk About “Internet Responsibility”

March 14, 2018 admin 0

We need to talk about Internet responsibility, and we need to talk about it now. By “Internet responsibility,” I am not referring to some abstract subjective connotation of it, but rather to an attempt to identify objective criteria that could be used as a benchmark for determining responsibility. For the […]

IETF and Crypto Zealots

March 8, 2018 admin 0

I’ve been prompted to write this brief opinion piece in response to a recent article posted on CircleID by Tony Rutkowski, where he characterises the IETF as a collection of “crypto zealots.” He offers the view that the IETF is behaving irresponsibly in attempting to place as much of the […]

The IPv4 Market: 2017 and Beyond

March 7, 2018 admin 0

The IPv4 market has grown significantly in the last four years. It finished particularly strong in 2017, both in terms of the total volume of addresses traded and overall number of intra- and inter-RIR transactions in the ARIN region. Over the last four years, the steady and sometimes substantial growth […]