Earlier today I saw twitter feed of bgpstream about Vodafone AS55410 hijacking a prefix from Brazil. BGP,HJ,hijacked prefix AS270497 188.8.131.52/24, RUTE MARIA DA CUNHA, BR,-,By AS55410 VIL-AS-AP Vodafone Idea Ltd, IN, https://t.co/WvDvQMMDCf — Cisco BGPStream (@bgpstream) April 16, 2021 Soon my friend Doug Madory tweeted about large scale hijack coming from Vodafone AS55410. Large BGP routing leak out of India this morning. AS55410 mistakenly announced over 30,000 BGP prefixes causing a 13x spike in inbound traffic to their network according to @kentikinc netflow data.
I had calls with a couple of friends over this week and somehow discussion IPv6 deployment came up. “How much has been IPv6 deployment in India now in 2020” is a very interesting question. It’s often added with - “how much of my traffic will flow over IPv6 once it is enabled”? Game of numbers There is a drastic difference in IPv6 deployment depending on which statistic we are looking at here in India.
I am in Chiang Mai, Thailand for APNIC 48 conference. Earlier today attended APIX meeting where many IX members from Asian community gave an update including NIXI i.e National Internet Exchange of India. As per the update NIXI now allows content players to peer at the exchange. NIXI earlier had a strict requirement of telecom license for anyone to peer but as of now it allows anyone with IP address and AS number to be part of the exchange just like all other exchanges.
Today I read in news about Govt’s decision to finally end inter-circle roaming agreements between Airtel, Vodafone & IDEA. Well, the case is not new. It has been up with doT from over months and got highlights when CEO’s of all 3 firms wrote letter to Prime Minister of India for his intervention. Little background In 3G auction held in 2010, none of the operators got pan India spectrum across 22 telecom circles.