Internet

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. 

Where the Internet is (And Why)

Would an internet hub by any other name smell as sweet? TeleGeography Principal Analyst Erik Kreifeldt is here to tell us.

The Speed of Light Never Changes—Except When it Does

According to NASA, light travels at a constant, finite speed of 186,000 mi/sec.

So the speed of light never changes. End of blog post, right?

Wrong.

Brush Up on a New Telecoms Merger, Chinese Cybersecurity, and Wired Broadband

Care to impress your colleagues with your vast knowledge of the latest telecoms mergers? Or all the nuances of China's new cybersecurity law? How about the current status of the wired broadband market?

We can make it happen. We're sharing a handful of the articles we've been reading in June—take a peek below and then wow 'em at the watercooler.

Christian Koch on Local Networks, Peering, and Bringing a Network Operators Group to NYC

Christian Koch is passionate about the internet.

Monthly Reading List: Keeping an Eye on New Submarine Cables and Major Acquisitions

Our May reading list seems to be all about watching players in the telecoms space make moves. From Cisco's latest Viptela grab to new submarine cable investments, lots of our stories today are about new projects, fresh starts, and looking to the future.

What is a VPN and Do I Need One?

How Do IP Addresses Work?

 What’s an IP address and how does it work?

Good question—and one that we’re sure has been dominating Google searches as of late. Here are the basics.

Data in the Dark: Our (Glowing) Global Internet Map Tracks Bandwidth, Prices, AWS

Our 2017 Global Internet Map has arrived, turning our internet data into a Tron-inspired visualization of internet bandwidth and connectivity around the globe. Grab your glow sticks—we're going in.