– Huge disruption for Microsoft in Asia. The Exchange Online and Teams services were unavailable in large parts of the Asia-Pacific region and particularly in Japan. Microsoft has attempted to address the issue, but according to our colleagues at The Register, the incident appears to have spread to other services. SharePoint Online, PowerApps and PowerAutomate, as well as a large part of Teams are affected. The company continues its investigations.
– 20.7 million very high speed subscribers. According to Arcep, in the third quarter of 2022, France had almost 21 million very high-speed subscribers. The quarterly growth is solely due to fiber optic subscriptions. At the same time, the authority also published its report on the state of the fiber network by making analyzes in the area. He was able to observe the faults in the connections. “Only half of the cabling to the visited PM (concentration point) respects the rules of the art regarding the labeling of cables and their organization in the PM”. Recently, Arcep received a proposal from Altitude Infra and XpFibre to refurbish some of their fiber optic networks.
–Mozilla buys Active Replica. Dynamic week in terms of external growth for the parent company of Firefox. After Pulse yesterday, it’s the turn of startup Active Replicas to join Mozilla. Founded in 2020 by Jacob Ervin and Valerian Denis, it offers a platform to organize events in virtual reality. The expertise of the Active Replica teams will be used to develop Mozilla’s Hubs activity. This is an offer to create a virtual world or whatever is called metaverse. The size of the transaction was not disclosed.