Flash Briefing Feb. 201 2019: Broadband divide news, Apple TV service

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https://www.multichannel.com/news/fcc-digital-divide-has-substantially-narrowed

Apple to launch TV Service

Cambium Enterprise Switching Webinar

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Fcc from 477 Extended

Form 477:  The FCC has extended the deadline for filing Form 477 until March 8, 2019 to report data as of December 31, 2018.  Here is a link to the FCC’s Public Notice announcing the extension: http://www.berrybest.com/relay14.asp?df=013119&pf=DA-19-33A1.pdf

According to the Public Notice, the filing portal is open and is accepting Form 477.

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MTIN Flash Briefing Febray 19, 2019. 900 Mhz Antennas

In this Briefing:

KP Performance announces a new 900 mhz antenna
https://www.kpperformance.com/900mhz-10dbi-dual-pol-45-slant-omni-antenna-kp-900-dpoma-45

Looking for billing help? I have a colleague who is exploring getting back into doing Billing work for ISPs.  If you need help let’s have a conversation.

MidWest-IX will be exhibiting at WispAmerica 2019.

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Cord Cutters and the ISP

Dish Network (Stock: Dish) reported a net loss of 334,000 pay TV subscribers (compared to net additions of 39,000 one year ago), which factors out to 386,000 satellite subscribers lost and 52,000 new Sling TV subscribers. The company finished out the quarter with 12.32 million total pay TV subscribers, including 9.90 million Dish TV subscribers and 2.42 million Sling TV subscribers.

One of the key takeaways is Dish lost traditional satellite customers but picked up additional Sling TV customers. These are IPTV type customers.  If your network isn’t supporting video, it needs to.

https://www.fiercevideo.com/cable/dish-drops-386k-satellite-subs-but-adds-52k-sling-tv-customers-q4

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Cisco 2960X I/O Usage

While double checking some stats on a network I came across this in Libre.   84% is usually something that would cause me to be alarmed, as Libre is trying to tell us.

After some research, I found the following.

While it is not documented, it was noted that this was by design and that it would not affect the switch as the switchport becomes more and more loaded.

The switch allocates dedicated memory to certain processes / resources by default and then additional resources when the configuration is added. This ensures proper functionality and is again by design.

The I/O Memory pool buffers information transmitted to and from the CPU, and does not affect the actual forwarding of packets on the switch.

Translation: The switch uses up these resources by default, even if they aren’t all being used.  Think of it as setting it aside for future use without dynamic allocation of them.

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MTIN Flash Briefing Feb 7 2019: Arin and 5G news

Your flash briefing for Thursday, February 7, 2019

 

From ARIN
Potential Misuse of ARIN unmet requests list

At their business meeting in January 2019, the ARIN Board of Trustees,
in light of the potential misuse of number resources under NRPM section
4.1.8 (Unmet Requests), suspended issuance of number resources per NRPM
section 4.1.8.2. (Fulfilling unmet needs), and referred NRPM section
4.1.8 to the ARIN Advisory Council for their recommendation. ARIN will
complete open transactions to waiting list organizations where IPv4
addresses have already been approved pending fee payment.

5G isn’t the answer for rural broadband
https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/6/18212742/5g-broadband-replacement-att-rural-connectivity

Verizon halting 5G home deployments
https://9to5mac.com/2019/01/30/verizon-haults-5g-home-rollout/

Firmware Updates
IgniteNet –https://www.ignitenet.com/news/post/new/
UBNT – https://blog.ui.com/2019/02/04/airos-v1-1-2-for-af-5xhd-now-available/

 

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Baicells: Public IPs on client routers

Public IPs on Baicells Client Routers.

I needed to Provide a few customers with Public IPs while most of the UEs and clients got private IP. The following is what I did to allow this to work:

Requirements:
EnodeB in Bridge mode
UE in NAT mode
MikroTik Router with DHCP handing out Private IP space to Baicells UEs.

Steps:

On MikroTik
Add new Public IP subnet to the same Bridge or interface as current DHCP server.
Edit current DHCP IP Pool and add a second list of IPs that are your Publics. Not a second pool. In DHCP Server window in the Networks tab add a new Network for the New Subnet
That is the MikroTik setup.

Connect the UE to the tower and find the device in the MikroTik DHCP Leases.
Make the UE leased IP Static. Then edit it.
Change the Lease address to one of the unused Public IP address in your pool. Apply.

In the UE: (only tried so far in Gen2)

Network > Lan settings > DHCP settings
Change Start IP and End IP address to the same (192.168.150.100) Save and Apply

Network > DMZ

Turn On DMZ
Set DMZ host to IP (192.168.150.100) Save and Apply

System > Web Settings

Make sure Redirect HTTPS is off. Save and Apply

Reboot UE.

When the UE is rebooted have customer reboot router.
From WAN side:
HTTPS://StaticIP Should bring up UE login
HTTP://StaticIP should go to the Customer Router Login or Port redirection.

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