Prominence of DIA in the WAN

DIA has emerged as the first choice alternative product to MPLS in the hybrid WAN. And for good reason.

Mobile Calling’s Share of International Traffic Declines for the First Time Ever

Our new voice data is here. And it has a story to tell.

The latest refresh to our TeleGeography Report and Database has revealed that international call traffic declined by 7% in 2020. The downhill trend continues from 2015 after just a slight increase in 2020 at the start of the pandemic.

Greece Lightning: Greek Plans for Broadband Expansion

In December, Greece's OTE Group announced a major broadband investment plan. The group revealed that its domestic telco unit Cosmote would be pumping €3 billion ($3.4 billion) into the expansion of its infrastructure between 2022 and 2027.

The investment was backed by OTE Group’s controlling shareholder Deutsche Telekom.

Here's How You Should Remember the 2021 WAN

Many of us are still trying to decide whether 2021 felt like ten years or six months, but there is no doubt that aspects of it were extensions of 2020.

This was no exception in the WAN world, where we saw many trends continue, such as SD-WAN rollouts, expansion of local internet breakouts, and most enterprises continuing to have a large portion of workers staying home and connecting remotely.

My colleague Elizabeth Thorne and I had a great conversation about key corporate network trends at the end of the year—now it's time to dive into the hard data.

Connecting at Metro Connect 2022

Hello, readers. Miami in January sounds pretty good, no?

With that in mind, it's time for your annual reminder that Metro Connect is nearing. The infrastructure-focused event is back in Miami January 30-February 2, 2022.

Satellites and Submarine Cables: Myth vs. Reality

Next week our own Alan Mauldin is teaming up with Ciena's Brian Lavallée for a live presentation and discussion on satellites and sub cables.

You know how it works. We'll bring the data, you bring the questions. (And we'll all probably end up learning something new.)

Wireless Broadband in WAN

Business broadband is no longer a connection of last resort. In fact, it is an integral part of WAN architecture.

Unlike pricey network connectivity services like MPLS and DIA, business broadband is a cost-effective option for enterprises that push more traffic to the public internet and utilize SaaS applications.

Happy New Year! Celebrate With Our 2022 Global Internet Map

We have one more surprise to roll out before 2021 draws to a close.

Say hello to our 2022 Global Internet Map!

Open Connect, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

It's that time of year again. The time to string up twinkle lights, pour eggnog in your coffee, and cozy up on the couch with your favorite holiday film.

Back in the day, you'd be dusting off the box in your attic marked "Christmas movies." Today—thanks to streaming services—all you need is your trusty remote.

But how does this actually work? Keep scrolling for insight on how Netflix delivers its content globally.

What Problem is the Middle Mile Trying to Solve?

As global enterprises become more reliant on cloud—and start to break away or reduce their traditional MPLS circuits—the “middle mile” of the internet is coming into focus. 

Today, I want to examine the use cases that vendors hope to address through middle mile network services. (And their basic value proposition.)