2G is Fading Away, But it Might Outlive 3G in Europe

The announcement by AT&T that it switched off its GSM network on January 1, 2017, means it is the latest in a line of operators who have moved away from 2G services.

But don’t wave goodbye just yet – there are a few 2G holdouts in the mix.

Cellular Slowdown: User Numbers Reaching a Plateau

The mobile industry’s days of dizzying subscriber growth appear to be long gone. Double-digit growth was last seen in 2011; global user numbers are leveling off.

Protected vs. Unprotected Circuits: An Explanation in Under 150 Words

You’ve always been told to hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Better believe that those in telecommunications have been told the same thing.

Perhaps that’s why you’ve heard of “protected” and “unprotected” circuits.

New Year, New TeleGeography Report

Happy 2017, TeleGeographers. We're a few days into the new year and we're pleased to announce that the annual update to our TeleGeography Report is now live.

WAN Summit Presentations From 2016 That We Can't Get Enough Of

We've already shared a few of our favorite blog posts from 2016. But there's something else from 2016 worthy of a look back: the outstanding WAN Summit presentations we were treated to throughout the year.

This year we ventured to New York, Singapore, and London to spark ideas, gain new perspectives, and initiate conversations with suppliers, customers, and peers about all things WAN.

Here's a taste of what was on the conference program in 2016.

The Best Telecoms Stuff We Wrote About in 2016

We had a good time combining our research, the latest headlines, and a hearty dose of telecoms history in our blog this year. 

Here's a look back at 10 of our favorite pieces from 2016. 

[Webinar] Open for Business – Real-World Business Benefits of Open Submarine Cables

TeleGeography’s latest research tells a story about soaring submarine network bandwidth and eroding prices for transoceanic bandwidth services. 

Networks Collide at the Pacific Telecommunications Council Annual Conference

Interested in talking submarine cables and colocation centers with us next month?

Join us in Hawaii and dig into our latest research. 

Our own Brianna Boudreau, Jonathan Hjembo, Tim Stronge, Stephan Beckert, Alan Mauldin, Mike Owings, and Tristan Thibodeaux will venture to Honolulu for the Pacific Telecommunications Council annual conference happening January 15-18, 2017.

Jio Whizz: India’s Newest Cellco Hits the Ground Running

It is unlikely that any operator has made a bigger splash following its launch than Reliance Jio Infocomm in India.

The cellco issued a press release earlier this month claiming to have signed up 52 million customers in 83 days. That’s an average of over 626,000 net additions every 24 hours – or more than seven new users a second.

Interoute CTO: SD-WAN and the Cloud Are Critical to Enterprise Digital Transformation

Digital transformation – which Interoute CTO Matthew Finnie defines as “using technology to get closer to the market and supply chain” – is becoming an important initiative for enterprises.