Internet

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.

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.

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.

You Can Never Have Too Much Bandwidth

When our VP of Strategy Stephan Beckert agreed to sit in the hot seat for this month's Spotlight, I knew I wanted to ask him about the state of the global internet.

Where are new cables? Who is investing in them? What do they mean? The internet is growing, right? How are content providers contributing to this story?

Watch the Webinar: 5 Things We Learned About Sub Cable Route Diversity in the Asia-Pacific Region

Earlier this week our own Alan Mauldin teamed up with Ciena’s Brian Lavallée to discuss submarine cable trends in the Asia-Pacific region. Here's what we learned from the experts.

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.

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. 

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.

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.