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It is reported that the Next G Alliance is intended to lay the foundation for the dynamic development in North America of future generations of mobile technologies. It is named after its main goal: to ensure North America’s lead in 5G evolution and 6G development.

The work of the alliance will cover the full life cycle of research and development, production, standardization and preparation of final solutions for entering the market. Next G Alliance announced that it will hold its first member meeting on November 16 to set the overall direction and strategy for the work.

In September, AT&T said it already had engineers working on 6G networks, but the technology would not be implemented for a long time. However, earlier this month, China successfully launched its first 6G research satellite into Earth orbit.

With low-cost Intel i225-V “Foxily” controllers, 2.5 Gb/s Ethernet ports were expected to become mainstream this year. Alas, a defect has been identified in the new Intel network controllers, to eliminate which a new version of the crystal will be released. And it will only happen in the fall.

Network sources have distributed a copy of an Intel document allegedly sent to the company’s manufacturing partners who produce motherboards. It follows from the document that when working with routers and switches of some companies, the Intel i225 controllers work flawlessly, while when working with others, errors occur.

So, Intel network controllers transmitted packets to active network equipment from Aruba, Buffalo, Cisco and Huawei without any problems.

When working with equipment from Aquatic, Juniper and Netter, some packets were lost, which led to a decrease in data transfer rate to 10 MPs. According to Intel, there was a defect in the Foxily controllers that caused deviations in the inter-burst interval from the value set in the IEEE 2.5 GBASE-T standard.

Before the release of the new stepping of the Intel i225 “Foxily” controller, the packet loss problem can be solved manually by configuring the controller to work at 1 Gb / s, which makes it pointless to use 2.5 Gb / s Intel controllers until the problem is resolved.

In addition, the copy of the distributed document does not indicate which of the two Intel i225 “Foxily” controllers was developed with a defect. Apparently, both. One of them is a budget Intel i225-V “Foxily” with a MAC on the motherboard and a unique Intel bus. It was this solution.

coupled with the 400-series chipsets and LGA 1200 processors, that promised to make 2.5 Gb / s Ethernet ports a mass phenomenon. The second controller – Intel i211-LM – is relatively more expensive and is aimed at using in boards with third-party chipsets, for example, in platforms for AMD processors.

Separately, it can be noted that if the submitted document is genuine, then the company for the first time officially confirmed plans to release 14-nm Rocket Lake-S processors this fall. The corrected network controllers “Foxily” promise to be released at the same time as these intriguing innovations from Intel.

April 1 is not the best day to announce a new product, because many may think that this is just another joke, but the Cloud flare team thinks otherwise. After all, this is a rather significant date for them, since the address of their main mass product,.

a fast and anonymous DNS server, is (4/1), which was also launched on April 1 last year. In this regard, the company could not help but compare itself with Google due to the fact that the well-known email service Gmail was launched on April 1, 2004.

So, once again denoting that this is no joke, Cloud flare announced the launch of its own DNS server based on the mobile application, which was previously used to automatically configure the DNS service provided by the company on mobile devices.

Before getting into the details, the company’s blog couldn’t help but talk about the success of, which saw a 700% monthly install growth and is likely to become the second largest public DNS service in the world, behind only Google. However, Cloud flare expects to move it in the future, taking first place.

The company also recalls that it was one of the first to popularize standards such as DNS over TLS and DNS over HTTPS in collaboration with the Mozilla Foundation.

These standards govern the encryption method for communicating between your device and a remote DNS server so that no third party (including your ISP) can use Man in the Middle (MITM) attacks. , could not track your movements on the Internet using DNS traffic. It is worth noting that in some cases it is the lack of DNS encryption that makes it inefficient to use VPN services for anonymization if the latter do not filter DNS traffic through themselves in a separate order.

On November 11, 2018 (and again four units), Cloud flare launched its mobile application, which allowed everyone to use secure DNS with the support of the mentioned standards by literally everyone with the click of a button. And, according to the company, despite the fact that they expected little interest in the application, it ended up being used by millions of people on Android and iOS platforms around the world.

After that, Cloud flare thought about what else could be done to secure the Internet for mobile devices. As noted in the blog post below, the mobile Internet could be much better than what it is now. Yes, 5G solves many problems, but the TCP / IP protocol itself, from the point of view of Cloud flare, is simply not intended for wireless communication