Last month I got access to Jio 5G like everyone else around in Haryana. They are running a beta program with uncapped data for now. Overall it works fine for usual stuff (web surfing on popular sites, YouTube videos, music streaming etc) but 464XLAT seems to be a little buggy in IPv4 hardcoded destinations. Initially it was giving quite a few issues but many of them seem to be fixed in last few days.
Last year had many interesting developments and one of that has been object storage. For those unaware, object storage is de-facto cloud storage which stores data as objects instead of file system architecture. This gives the option of simple plug-and-play horizontal scalability. It became popular when Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched S3. The idea was straightforward - pay-as-go storage with a few cents/GB/month charge to store data and a few cents/GB to egress data.
Next month will be APRICOT 2023 which is exciting. The last in-person event of such kind was in Feb 2020 in Melbourne. Later APRICOT 2021 & 2022 were completely online (similar to other NOGs). This year’s APRICOT will be in Manila, Philippines. On the agenda will be meetings with network operators, CDNs and internet exchanges in the region. Along with that, I will be doing a 5-day long workshop on “Network Automation for Network Engineers”.
More and more EVs (Electric Vehicles) are visible on the road as time is passing. On two-wheelers, it’s getting quite common. I don’t have sales stats but I can see as many as 1-2 scooters are electric out of 10 in the area. In cars, it’s still uncommon but one can see a few Tata Nexon EV and Toyota with green number plates when driving around in Delhi, besides many parked electric cars at terminal 3 in Delhi airport parking.
I was recently discussing with a friend Jio’s Fifa streaming issues. Considering PNI capacity challenges with other telcos, I wonder if they were serving FIFA streams out of their network or if it would be on some CDN like Akamai. As I was testing, I noticed a couple of megs of flow data with my provider’s local IP. Turns out that was a local Google GGC node in Rohtak and as I try to connect to it, it replies on HTTP port 80 and 443.