295 Tbps: Internet Traffic and Capacity in 2017

International internet capacity growth rates have fallen steadily for many years, and annual growth rates have settled in the low-30 percent range.

But even with the declining pace of growth, 196 Tbps of new international internet capacity was deployed between 2013 and 2017, bringing global international internet capacity to 295 Tbps.

What You Missed at WAN Summit Singapore 2017

Last week we made our way back to Singapore for our second-ever WAN Summit in the region. We brought new case studies, fresh hybrid WAN trends, and a blend of first-time panelists and WAN Summit veterans, making for a packed two days.

5G Battle: U.K. Telcos Dispute Auction Rules

Two of the U.K.’s four mobile network operators have announced their intention to challenge regulator Ofcom’s planned 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz spectrum auction.

Staying Connected in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Irma

How do telecom companies keep communities connected and support recovery efforts after storms like Harvey and Irma?

Our reading list this month is full of pieces that ask this question. Our picks cover the use of drones to determine routes for bringing equipment to storm-affected areas. There's also an article about contingency plans for a major data center in Irma's path.

We're also sharing a great read about rural America's access to broadband internet. You can find all of these September selections below. 

Get an Update on the State of the Submarine Cable Industry at Submarine Networks World 2017

TeleGeography's Alan Mauldin returns to Submarine Networks World in Singapore September 25-27, 2017.

Mark your calendars. Alan will be presenting an industry update at 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday, September 26. 

Outlook: The Global Internet in 2017

Where is the global internet headed and how is it going to get there?

There are a few ways to answer that question.

Storm Warning: Preparing Communications Systems for a Hurricane

The recent hurricanes that have devastated parts of the U.S. and Caribbean have shown what powerful storms can do to communications systems. But they’ve also highlighted the major role those same systems can play in helping rescue and recovery efforts.

This is why government agencies, first responders, and utility companies ensure that they’re better prepared than ever when threatened with such disasters.

Island Hopping: Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa

TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database includes comprehensive coverage of the world’s major telecoms markets—but we also profile some of the smallest principalities, republics, and territories in the world.

Here’s another peek at what’s happening in three unique island markets.

[Webinar] Keep Your Options Open: Submarine Route Diversity

With over 99 percent of the world’s intercontinental communications traffic flowing over submarine cables, increased route diversity has become a critical requirement.

Ensuring that the growing amount of traffic carried over the global internet remains available at all times is crucial.

Keeping it Simple: How Trinity Industries Made Their Move to SD-WAN

WAN Summit case studies have always highlighted unique stories from a broad range of industries.

They’ve spanned from software companies moving away from MPLS to financial management firms retooling their network architecture.

In San Jose, delegates got an inside look at how one manufacturing company, Trinity Industries, made their big switch to SD-WAN care of Network Manager Jeremiah Ginn.