The By-Carriers-For-Carriers Consortium That's Here to Solve the Industry's Biggest Challenges

As a TeleGeography reader, it’s likely that you’ve seen the name i3forum before.

This unique consortium is bringing together carriers to take on industry-wide challenges. IoT? PBX Security? NFV? They’ve thought about how all of these topics are impacting the modern carrier.

A Senior Vice President at Tata Communications and i3forum Vice Chair Christian Michaud kindly took the time to give us an inside look at the way i3forum does business and what new challenges are on the horizon.

What Now, WhatsApp?

New month, new headlines.

Our team has been reading about the recent WhatsApp exploit. The experts at Motherboard and BBC both have articles worthy of your time, especially if you're looking for candid conversations about security, spyware, and encryption. 

Key Trends in an Evolving Global Bandwidth Sector

What does the future hold for the global bandwidth market? The two most predictable trends are persistent demand growth and price erosion.

Beyond that, operators will have to navigate major uncertainties in continuing to move forward in an evolving sector. Here are a few of the key trends, among many, that will affect the long-haul capacity market in the coming years.

ITW 2019: Telecom All Stars, Assemble!

Will we be attending International Telecoms Week this June? Absolutely.

This annual meeting for the global wholesale industry is one of our favorite places to share our research with colleagues around the globe. ITW is the largest event for the global wholesale telecom industry; it attracts 7,000+ delegates globally to network and learn.

This year is no exception—our team is looking forward to meeting up with our many friends and partners in Atlanta June 23-26.  

In fact, we've assembled an all-star roster of telecom experts. Keep scrolling to peruse our full lineup and connect with these telecom titans before the big event.

Tower Power: Supporting the World’s Cellcos

Spain-based telecom infrastructure firm Cellnex announced a series of deals to acquire mobile towers in three European countries.

The $3 billion (EUR2.7 billion) transaction will see Cellnex buying network equipment from Iliad in France and Italy, as well as Salt in Switzerland.

This Feature is Driving SD-WAN Vendor Selection

At our 2019 WAN Summit New York we polled our audience on their WAN design, network security, how they benchmark network spending, and much more.

Per usual, we learned a lot.

The Tricky Geography of Enterprise Network Services

It's impossible for every carrier to connect to every city in their customers’ networks. At the end of the day, not all services are available everywhere.

So what does the geographic coverage of enterprise network services actually look like?

Six Presentations, Lots of Lessons for WAN Managers

We've learned a lot about WAN management through our involvement with the WAN Summit. Perhaps you've read some of our major takeaways after each of these events around the globe.

Today we're revisiting six conversations that showcase the breadth of challenges faced by WAN managers. These full-session videos cover the cloud, hybrid WAN implementation, security, sourcing, and other network headaches. They also represent discussions in all corners of the globe, from Singapore to Frankfurt to New York.

Four Enterprise Network Services. Four New Trends.

TeleGeography's Cloud and WAN Infrastructure is hot off of the press with new data and analysis for 2019. 

Cloud Data Centers Are Rolling Out at Record Speeds, Heading into New Regions

More workplaces worldwide are moving to the cloud. And that means that cloud data centers are making their debut in new regions.