We're Hosting a Webinar on Top Colocation Trends in 2017

We've all seen shifts in the colocation landscape over the last year. So what does 2017 have in store?

We're hosting a webinar on this topic with Digital Realty Director of Project Marketing Scott Sherwood and VP of Global Product Management Ben Gonyea on February 28, 2017, at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.

Rise of the Apps: How OTT Traffic is Balancing a Carrier Slump

We recently wrote about the decline of international carrier traffic, which comes at the hands of “over-the-top” (OTT) communications services.

In 1954, Popular Mechanics' Headlines Were About Connecting Hemispheres

Here's a good one from the archives.

"America and Europe will soon be linked by the first trans-Atlantic telephone cables," reads this March 1954 article from Popular Mechanics.

Market Sees First Decline in International Voice Carrier Traffic Since Great Depression

With the TeleGeography Report hot off the press, it seems that there are more than a few good stories nestled in this year’s data.

First up is the curious discovery that 2015 marked a turning point in the market. It was the first time since the Great Depression that international carrier voice traffic declined.

This Month We're Taking a Journey to The Bottom of The Internet

If you thought we weren't going to be reading and sharing stories in 2017 about telecoms, maps, and technology, then you'd be very wrong. Here's a glimpse at what we've been sinking our teeth into this month.

TG Spotlight: Something in the Way (Data) Moves

TeleGeography's Spotlight is a monthly email in which we interview one of our analysts about content from our blog. Today we're sharing our December interview on the way information travels. To get the Spotlight in your inbox, sign up here.

Wouldn't it be Nice if Your Network Told You When a Cable Was About to Fail?

Brian Lavellée, Director of Portfolio Marketing at Ciena, posed this question to webinar-watchers last Wednesday. How great would it be if you got an advanced warning prior to a submarine cable going down?

Brian was joined by TeleGeography Senior Analyst Brianna Boudreau to tackle this idea and others about the cable business.

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.