Activating validation services for route origin, TWNIC continues to safeguard Internet routing security with RPKI

Activating validation services for route origin, TWNIC continues to safeguard Internet routing security with RPKI

People are growingly reliant on the Internet for work, school and daily activities. The impact to people’s life will be unthinkable should the Internet suddenly stop working. Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is one of the key elements that allow the Internet to maintain smooth operation. BGP hijacking, whether as a result of intentional attack by hackers or unintentional configuration errors, causes disruption to Internet services and even threats to information security. There can be serious consequences, so every government agency, private corporation and individual are obligated to prevent this from happening.

The Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC) has been actively promoting Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) with an aim to enhance Internet routing security since the official signing of TWNIC RPKI Certificate Authority (CA) with the Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) on September 28, 2018. This is to address security concerns caused by IP address prefix errors. Using RPKI, legitimate holders of number resources are able to control the operation of Internet routing protocols to prevent route hijacking and other attacks.

After two years of efforts, 98% of Taiwan’s IP address holders have completed the setting of RPKI Route Origin Authorization (ROA) in routers, the highest rate among the top 100 on the list of countries by IP address allocations. This marks the successful completion of TWNIC’s phase-one work of the RPKI project. To mark the achievement and to kick off the second phase of the project, TWNIC held Taiwan RPKI Day on September 28, 2020. At the event, TWNIC launched the RPKI Validator service and 46 IP members connected to the Validator server to test the service. They activated the RPKI function of the routers and connected to the TWNIC Validator server, after

How to Find Suitable Contractor SEO Services [Infographic]

No matter the industry, the first place most people go to look for the services they need and want are search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. Consumers don’t have a clear understanding of how search results work. However, they’re most likely to click on the first results to appear in the Search Engine Results Page (SERP) as they believe it to be the most relevant option.

However, there are a defined number of places at the top of the results page. As the construction market becomes more competitive, you need to rise above the crowd. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is your chance to gain potential clients who turn to the internet for the residential or commercial building and remodeling services that you offer.

SEO involves utilizing strategies, processes, and tactics that can help your business rank first in the SERP. This will attract organic traffic to your website, and ultimately, clients to your business.

In this current global scenario, general contractors have been facing new hurdles in attracting new customers. Digital marketing arenas open doors to new markets and clientele base. Unfortunately, most contracting companies don’t place SEO services at the top of their priorities.

SEO takes a lot of effort, money, and time to be something worth considering by most businesses. However, this is where it may benefit your contracting company. Suppose any competitors aren’t investing in SEO. In that case, you’ll gain the opportunity to differentiate your business and gain more customers and clients.

With this in mind, it’s imperative to work together with a reliable marketing agency that specializes in providing SEO services for contractors. This infographic by Digital Marketing Philippines touches on Contractor SEO services and how to identify a reliable agency to help you in your quest to grow your business.


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Spotify threatening developers over apps that transfer playlists to other services

Developers who provide the ability to transfer Spotify playlists to Apple Music, or other services, are reportedly being told their access to the Spotify SDK will be revoked.

As it continues to say Apple “threatens our collective freedoms to listen, create, and connect,” Spotify has allegedly begun notifying developers that they can no longer transfer playlists to other services. SongShift reports that it has been told to cease such transfers or risk losing access to the Spotify SDK.

“The Spotify Developer Platform Team reached out and let us know we’d need to remove transferring from their service to a competing music service or have our API access revoked due to TOS [terms of service] violation,” announced SongShift in a blog post.

“While this is not the news we wanted to hear, we respect their decision,” it continued. As of the next release, SongShift v5.1.2, Spotify transfers will end. “This update is a painful one to push out to you all. We hope to continue to be of help with all your other music transferring needs.”

Spotify has yet to comment publicly, and it is unclear why it would be enforcing this contractual condition now when its developer agreement has forbidden it since at least 2018. “Do not transfer Spotify Content… to another music service that competes with Spotify or the Spotify Service,” says Spotify’s developer agreement.

However, while SongShift appears to be the only developer to have formally announced this requirement, others seem to be preparing for it. A Google search on “Spotify Transfers,” for instance, reveals a similar notice from the TuneMyMusic service — although that same notice cannot currently be found on the company’s website.

Also, similar service FreeYourMusic said on Twitter that it will continue to do so, as “we use a different method

Nokia Software to Power Telefonica UK Network, 5G Services

Nokia Corporation NOK recently secured a prime contract from Telefónica, S.A.’s TEF U.K. subsidiary to support the latter’s existing network connectivity as it transitions to cloud architecture. The contract for undisclosed amount also aims to facilitate rendering reliable 5G services to more than 34.1 million customers of the carrier.

In particular, Nokia will deploy its cloud-native Subscriber Data Management (SDM) software to centralize user data into a single, robust and secure User Data Repository. This central register with single point of provisioning will save operating costs and significantly speed up time to market while offering unrivalled scaling capabilities to meet the most stringent requirements. Notably, the SDM software serves approximately 4.8 billion global subscribers and devices, streamlining operations and optimizing services to improve efficiency levels.    

Per the deal, Nokia will support subscriber data management for the carrier’s 3G, 4G, 5G networks, along with Voice over LTE (VoLTE), Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) and Voice over 5G (Vo5G) services. In addition, it will deploy Shared Data Layer, a cloud-native database accessible via industry standard protocols, to enable an open ecosystem and the integration of third party applications.

A few days back, Telefonica inked agreements with Nordic firms – Nokia and Ericsson ERIC – to provide essential telecommunications equipment for the nationwide deployment in Spain. Markedly, Nokia has been Telefonica’s preferred vendor since 2018 and has supported its 5G strategy with trials in the historical city of Segovia in central Spain. To its credit, Nokia is reportedly the only vendor to supply 5G radio technology to all of Telefonica’s 5G operations across Europe.

Nokia is well positioned for the ongoing technology cycle given the strength of its end-to-end portfolio. The company’s deal win rate is encouraging with notable successes in the key 5G markets of the United States and China. 5G revenues are

Global Geomechanics Software and Services Markets, 2018-2028 with 2019 as the Base Year

The “Geomechanics Software And Services Market By Component, By Solution, By Application – Growth, Future Prospects And Competitive Analysis, 2020 – 2028” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This research report presents the analysis of each segment from 2018 to 2028 considering 2019 as the base year for the research. Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for each respective segment calculated for the forecast period from 2020 to 2028.

The Increasing Demand Among Oil & Gas Industry to Enhance the Performance is Driving the Growth of Geomechanics Software & Services Market

Globally, the geomechanics software & services market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 15.7% during the forecast period from 2020 to 2028. The market is driven by the growing demand among the oil & gas industry to enhance the performance of the drilling, reduce non productive time, and optimize wellbore contact. Due to the uncertain prices of the oil & gas commodities and increasing competition, the oil & gas companies are looking for more advance ways to reduce the cost of operation and gain operational efficiency. This is augmenting the demand of geomechanics software and services among the organizations to provide advance tools and service for optimizing the operational performance.

The geomechanics software and services enables organization to analyze the subsurface pressure, optimize refinement of fluids, and casing of fracture design. Furthermore, the solutions allow the geoscientists and engineers to enhance the operational safety, increase drilling efficiency and complete the design. These are the major factors that are augmenting the demand for geomechanics software and solutions among the organizations. However, the lack of skilled professionals in the oil & gas industry is acting as a major inhibitor for the growth of the market.

Services is Estimated to Grow Significantly During the Forecast Period

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