There's So Much More to the Colocation Sector Than You Realize

Colocation is just a collection of buildings, right? It's a bunch of square feet, measured out for network storage. A series of wires and cages—not much of a story there.

If you talk to TeleGeography's Director of Colocation Research Jon Hjembo for only a few minutes, you'll learn how wrong that is.

WAN Summit London 2017, as Told by Twitter

This week our WAN-loving colleagues gathered across the pond for the 2017 WAN Summit LondonWe talked about the cloud, mpls, the needs of enterprise customers, implementing hybrid networks, and why SD-WAN is about more than just cost savings.

This Blog Post Has Everything: Robots! North Korea! Cloud Computing!

This month we're reading about the state of artificial intelligence, connectivity in North Korea, content providers' submarine cables, and the curious new way Amazon Web Services will be charging customers. (A TeleGeography lineup if I've ever seen one.)

We've got all the stories linked below. Have at it.

North and South: Contrasts in Korea

As tensions on the Korean peninsula continue to mount, there is an increasing focus on the North Korean regime under Kim Jong-un.

The country has strict controls on communications, which have been criticized by human rights bodies such as Amnesty International.

Iraq and Roll: Telecoms in Kurdistan

The Iraqi region of Kurdistan recently voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence.

While the political machinations will continue for some time—with Iraq, Iran, and Turkey all having spoken out against the prospect of an independent Kurdish state—the vote has prompted us to take a closer look at the region’s telecoms markets.

Island Hopping: New Technology, New Cables in Reunion and Mayotte

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.

This month we're going inside the tiny island markets of Reunion and Mayotte. These nations are looking at new connectivity opportunities following the introduction of 4G LTE technology in both markets in late 2016 and the imminent arrival of a new subsea system in Mayotte, slated for 2018.

DHL Weighs Hybrid WAN Options

A shift to hybrid WAN could yield substantial savings, even though it would be a complex undertaking for the global logistics company DHL, explained Head of Network Architecture Michael Becerra in a presentation at WAN Summit Singapore.

A Core Group of Specialists are Serving Most of the IP Transit Market

IP transit providers face a formidable mix of unrelenting price erosion, peering alternatives, and brisk volume growth with evolving traffic patterns.

This has shaken all but the most committed operators out of the market, beyond a few opportunities that present a clear competitive advantage or complement other lines of business.

The result? A core group of specialists are serving most of the market.

How T-Mobile U.S. Ripped Up the Rulebook and Doubled its Subscriber Base in Four Years

In recent years, the stand-out performer in the ultra-competitive U.S. mobile market has been T-Mobile, which has more than doubled its subscriber base to almost 70 million since March 2013.

Optical Illusions: Content Providers and the Impending Transformation of International Transport

This week TeleGeography VP of Research Tim Stronge made his way to San Jose to speak at NANOG 71.

His session covered the relationship between international transport and content provider demand and the way in which content providers are changing international transport prices.