Erik Kreifeldt

TeleGeography Principal Analyst Erik Kreifeldt tracks the global market for enterprise and wholesale network services. He focuses on network transactions connecting enterprises with the cloud service providers that host their applications. In 2021, he launched TeleGeography’s Internet Middle Mile service. Before joining TeleGeography, Erik was an optical networking industry analyst and trade reporter. After covering networks for more than 20 years, he still draws inspiration from the profound-yet-underappreciated work of maintaining infrastructure essential for global commerce.

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Recent Presentation Posts

What is Internet Middle Mile?

We had a feeling that our expert team would deliver a winning discussion during our TeleGeography Deep Dive on internet middle mile.

And disappoint, they did not.

With middle mile emerging as one of the next major topics of interest for global enterprises, our event appropriately started with the explainer of all explainers on this new market segment. (And, yes, we recorded the overview for our readers who couldn't make the live event.)

Stuck in the Middle Mile With You

A new class of network provider has emerged, optimizing connectivity between the office and the cloud. What do they offer? How do they do it? And what’s happening between the core backbone and local access?

TeleGeography Principal Analyst Erik Kreifeldt is in the house and Greg is asking the big questions about internet middle mile.

Three Telecom Pricing Presentations for the Price of One

If it's dollars and cents you're interested in, you've come to the right place.

Our pricing data has given us no shortage of interesting information about the cost of connection. Today we're sharing three TeleGeography pricing presentations from 2017 that you might have missed. Whether it's bandwidth pricing trends or the cost of a hypothetical enterprise network, there's plenty to explore.  

Recent Posts

Visualizing the Middle Mile

Our quest to bring middle mile understanding to the masses continues.

This time we've prepared something for our visual learners.

BYOD is Shifting the Security Perimeter for WAN Managers

Of all of the areas covered by the WAN Summit, cyber security has got to be one of the hottest topics.

EMEA Carriers Embrace SD-WAN

Europe was initially slower than North America to adopt SD-WAN. But in recent years the technology has caught on and spread to the broader Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) region.

Are All These New Undersea Cables Really Giving Us Faster Internet? Not Exactly.

How many times have we heard that new undersea cables will bring consumers Internet speeds faster than a speeding bullet? (Like this or this or this.)

It has been reported that new cables promise speeds up to 10 million times faster than traditional home cable modems.

But here’s the kicker: there is no increased speed to be found in these submarine cable systems.