Orange continues to flourish in Africa

A recent series of acquisitions will cement the position of Orange Group as the telco with the region’s widest footprint in Africa. In January 2016, the French group completed a deal to buy Bharti Airtel’s wireless businesses in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone, which will be carried out in partnership with Orange’s existing subsidiaries in Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal.

MVNOs World Congress 2016: Expanding Networks and Waxworks

My recent trip to Amsterdam to attend the MVNOs World Congress 2016 was a great experience, and yielded a lot of useful information. Attendance at the event looks to have increased from last year's event in Nice, France, in no small part because the conference program remains well thought out and featured contributions from a number of leading industry figures.

The Network That Ensures Your Inflight Meals are on Time

Looking back on a couple of intensive days at the New York WAN Summit, one of the highlights for me was a presentation from airline services multinational Gate Group. In it, Garth Gray, the VP of Infrastructure Services, shared his unique business challenges and experience moving from MPLS to a hybrid WAN.

Paul Brodsky @ Datacloud Europe and Invest in Datacenter Africa

TeleGeography's Senior Analyst, Paul Brodsky, will be attending Datacloud Europe in Monaco, June 8-9, 2016. Paul will be presenting at the new special summit colocated with Datacloud Europe, "Invest in Datacenter Africa." Paul's presentation will cover the strengths and opportunities of Africa's cable connectivity. 

Rob Schult and Mike Bisaha @ Cloud Computing Expo

TeleGeography's Rob Schult and Mike Bisaha will be attending the Cloud Computing Expo in New York City, on June 7-9, 2016. 

Anahi Rebatta @ BKNIX Peering Forum

TeleGeography analyst, Anahi Rebatta, will be attending the BKNIX Peering Forum in Bangkok on May 9-10, 2016. Anahi will be presenting on Connectivity Trends in Asian Markets during the conference session on Fiber Optic Interconnection around the Globe, from 11:00-12:30 on May 9th. 

What You should Pay for Your Network

There has been much discussion lately about developments in WAN design–but what can you expect to pay to procure a robust network for your business? Understanding how to get the most out of each dollar of network spend is vital.

Meet TeleGeography @ ITW 2016

TeleGeography will be at International Telecoms Week in Chicago from May 8-11, 2016. This year, we've moved from a booth in the exhibit hall to a larger meeting room. Visit meeting room MR-4205 on the Gold Level of the East Tower at the Hyatt Regency to speak with TeleGeography's analysts and review our latest research, or schedule a private meeting.

Newton's Third Law of Telecom

I recently had the pleasure to deliver a keynote address at Carriers World Asia 2016 on the latest updates in the Asian Carrier Market. The presentation highlights key trends in Asian voice and data networks, covering the impact of OTT communication services on the voice market, regional bandwidth growth and the rise of private network share of used international bandwidth.

Singapore Swing: Mobile Market Set for Shake-up by Fourth Player

Although it can claim one of the highest cellular penetrations in the Asia-Pacific region, Singapore’s highly saturated mobile sector has been stagnant for some years, with little change in the market shares of the three main players, SingTel, StarHub and M1. All this is set to change, however, with the award of spectrum to a fourth operator later this year and its expected launch towards the end of 2017.