We have one more surprise to roll out before 2021 draws to a close.
Say hello to our 2022 Global Internet Map!
There's a lot to unpack in this latest edition, sponsored by the team at Catchpoint. Here's just a few that stick out to us.
What do this year's pricing infographics show us? To start, across a range of markets, 10 GigE prices fell 18% CAGR 18-21.
Yes, prices vary by market, but they do have one thing in common: they all decline
International Internet Capacity, Explained
Naturally, our internet map tells us a lot about the internet. Here are a few fun facts illustrated in our new edition:
- Global internet bandwidth stands at 786 Tbps with a four-year CAGR of 29%.
- Average and peak international internet traffic increased at 29% CAGR, same as internet bandwidth.
- Here's something to note: the COVID effect is waning. And we're seeing a return to more "normal" usage patterns. This resulted in a substantial slowdown in the annual growth rate.
- When it comes to inter-regional bandwidth, three of the five highest capacity inter-regional routes are connected to the U.S. and Canada. (Latam-U.S. & Canada, Asia-U.S. & Canada, and Europe-U.S. & Canada)
Chew on this: since 2013, cloud providers have launched an average of 15 new cloud regions per year.
And it doesn't necessarily look like this is slowing down anytime soon. We see a lot of new activity for planned cloud regions in the Middle East and Latin America. Watch this space.
Thank you to Catchpoint for sponsoring the 2022 Global Internet Map.