Brianna Boudreau

Senior Research Manager Brianna Boudreau joined TeleGeography in 2008. She specializes in pricing and market analysis for wholesale and enterprise network services with a regional focus on Asia and Oceania. While at TeleGeography, Brianna has helped develop and launch several new lines of research, including our Cloud and WAN Infrastructure service and the SD-WAN Research Service.

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Global Bandwidth Prices Are Converging. Somewhat.

With the update of data and analysis within our Global Bandwidth Research Service comes a refreshed look at our network pricing intel.

Yes, operators are racing to keep revenue margins ahead of eroding prices, while bandwidth demand and supply continue to grow across global routes. Abundant supply and increasing competition have led to this robust price erosion throughout the global bandwidth market.

New 100 Gbps-equipped submarine cable systems and upgrades to existing networks have further lowered unit costs. And this has driven down both 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps wavelength prices. Across critical global routes, weighted median 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps prices fell an average of 14% and 23% compounded annually since 2016.

More SD-WAN Adoption, More Data on a Changing Marketplace

SD-WAN has rapidly gained momentum among enterprise customers and the service has moved into a new phase of adoption.

In previous years, WAN managers were evaluating the promise of the technology itself. But today, many already have—or are in the process of—selecting a vendor and rolling out SD-WAN across their global network.

As such, they face a new set of issues in procuring and operating the network.

Australian Stakeholders Debate Underlay Network Options Including NBN, 5G

Australia is a place unlike any other. This is true for many reasons, but it’s certainly the case when it comes to Australia’s unique broadband environment.

This made for a fascinating backdrop as the TeleGeography team ventured to Sydney earlier this year for the first-ever WAN Summit in Australia. All that to say, the conversation was unlike those we’ve had in New York, London, or even Singapore, offering new, Down Under-specific insight into WAN management.

Building and Managing Security Empowered SD-WAN

The benefits of SD-WAN are apparent: more bandwidth, local breakouts, flexibility, etc. That being said, the larger attack surface makes it vital for security to be at the forefront of any modern deployment.

You're Going to be Reading More About Managed SD-WAN

While independent SD-WAN vendors make their mark, traditional telecom service providers are rolling out their own managed SD-WAN offerings.

Yes, some have developed their own SD-WAN technology, but most carriers have partnered with an SD-WAN vendor to provide a managed SD-WAN option.

Detmold Sees Ongoing Benefits of 2016 SD-WAN Deployment

In 2015, SD-WAN was not the phenomenon that it is today. But David Stork, IT infrastructure manager for multi-national manufacturer Detmold Group, was motivated to explore the then-emerging technology way back when.

It all started after he asked his MPLS provider about an upgrade.

Outlook for IP Transit Prices in 2018

IP transit prices continued to decline steadily in 2018.

Bandwidth Prices: How Low Can They Go?

Bandwidth prices remain on the descent, driven downward by increasing competition and new transmission technologies and network topologies that lower unit costs.

Delighting Customers: Ethernet Connects Thomson Reuters and Customers Worldwide

To say that network connectivity is mission-critical for Thomson Reuters would be an understatement.

A Core Group of Specialists are Serving Most of the IP Transit Market

IP transit providers face a formidable mix of unrelenting price erosion, peering alternatives, and brisk volume growth with evolving traffic patterns.

This has shaken all but the most committed operators out of the market, beyond a few opportunities that present a clear competitive advantage or complement other lines of business.

The result? A core group of specialists are serving most of the market.