Geography Matters: Metro Access Price Trends

One thing that Local Access Pricing Service subscribers get a feel for is how many truly local factors drive pricing for metro access services. 

The number of competing access suppliers, physical infrastructure deployed, technologies used, local or national regulatory regimes, and even customer spend contribute to price variation. Prices differ not only by country and city, but in many cases even by individual building.

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Quick update, telecoms readers. If you missed any edition of our monthly newsletter, you can now read everything online.

The Future of the WAN: Fewer Tradeoffs?

More bandwidth. Better performance. More flexibility.

We’ve been accustomed to thinking of these as trade-offs when it comes to wide area networking (WAN). However, enterprises are increasingly maximizing all three factors, as a panel at WAN Summit San Jose illustrated.

Three Colocation Pricing Facts Every Networker Should Know

We dug into the latest summary of key findings from our innovative Colocation Database to extract three pricing facts we think any colo expert should have on their radar. Here's what we've got.

Shaping the Global Wholesale Bandwidth Market

The global wholesale bandwidth market is influenced by many factors—some that change the face of the industry and others that contribute a certain measure of predictability.

The industry is perpetually marked by the impetus to keep innovation and cost competitiveness ahead of inevitable price erosion

Island Hopping with GlobalComms Database: A Look Inside Three New Country Profiles

TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database now covers a whopping 225 markets.

And some of our latest additions are small but mighty.

We All Experience Latency. So Let's Understand What it is.

“The connectivity sort of festoons around the continent—it’s all structured to backhaul that traffic to Europe where traffic gets exchanged. And that works. The big penalty you pay there is the distance. That latency for that traffic to go back and forth.

When the Internet Went Down in Somalia, 5G in San Marino, and Spectrum Reform

What's on our screens this July? Well, we've been catching up on the 23-day saga that left Somalia without internet. The business impacts alone are staggering—it's a must-read.

We've also been scoping out San Marino's 5G mobile network, as well as the UK's new 5G research initiative. Peruse all of these stories (and more) below.

And Just When You Think Bandwidth Prices Can't Go Lower...

How low can they go? 

We've asked this question again and again as bandwidth prices have fallen over the last few years. 

Pole Position: A Closer Look at Poland’s Telecoms Market

Poland’s telecoms market is one of the largest in Europe. According to the country’s Office of Electronic Communications, it was worth a whopping PLN39.47 billion ($10.5 billion) in 2016.

Here’s how the market is evolving in 2017.