Jon Hjembo

Senior Research Manager Jonathan Hjembo joined TeleGeography in 2009 and heads the company’s data center research, tracking capacity development and pricing trends in key global markets. He also specializes in research on international transport and internet infrastructure development, with a particular focus on Eastern Europe, and he maintains the dataset for TeleGeography’s website, internetexchangemap.com.

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There’s No Comparison to Fiber

If you've ever made a “telephone” with a pair of tin cans and a string, you have an idea of how the Internet works.

Even in 2022, modern global telecommunications still functions in a somewhat similar manner.

Where Is the Cloud Moving in 2022 and Beyond?

It can be hard to encapsulate what's going on in the data center market at any given point in time.

There's so much happening in so many places, driven by so many different factors.

But never fear, Jon Hjembo is here—with the development trends and pricing expectations that he delivered during his review of the interconnection sector at PTC '22. 

All Eyes on Europe-East Asia Backbone Transport

There's plenty happening along the critical Europe-East Asia subsea route.

Senior Manager Jon Hjembo recently treated the Transport Networks Russia & CIS Conference to a virtual presentation on all things Europe-East Asia backbone transport, highlighting big developments and persistent trends in the region.

Recent Posts

The Data Center Sector: An Uncertain Juncture

There’s a remarkable sense of uncertainty in the data center sector right now.

Some of the biggest global markets have seen unprecedented disruption to data center development as regulators and utility companies attempt to work through critical issues surrounding the long-term sustainability of the industry. 

At the same time, the war in Ukraine has fueled tremendous volatility in European wholesale power prices, bringing further stress to an industry that’s fundamentally dependent on vast amounts of power. Let’s unpack the current situation.

The Major Uncertainties of the Global Bandwidth Sector

It is said that only three things are certain in life. The future of the global bandwidth market is not one of them.

Beyond persistent demand growth and price erosion—the two most predictable trends—operators will have to navigate the major uncertainties of an evolving sector.

According to our freshly updated Global Bandwidth Research Service, these key factors will impact the long-haul capacity market in the coming years.

The Key Aspects of Colocation Pricing

The colocation data center sector is characterized by remarkable price stability—remarkable in that such external pressures as a global pandemic, geopolitical uncertainty, and regulatory restrictions have failed to dramatically sway prices in one direction or the other.

To be sure, there are sometimes short-term movements, but over the span of several years, collective rates shift only slowly from their baseline.

Let's delve into the key aspects of colocation pricing.

Data Center Sector Remains Stable in Uncertain Times

As we publish the latest update to our Data Center Research Service, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to turn the global marketplace on its head.

Network and data center services have never been more critical to connect a world in relative isolation. That's why we supplemented our 2020 data center site survey by asking global data center operators for their assessment of the pandemic's impact on their operations as of September 2020. (We shared some preliminary findings earlier this year.)

Here's the latest report.

The COVID-19 Impact on Data Centers

In our research, we think a lot about the nature of interconnection.

And in our ongoing effort to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global networks, we wanted to highlight what’s happening in the nodes where interconnection takes place—data centers. 

We spoke with experts across the market to get a sense of how they’re working through the crisis. They gave us insight on how the situation is affecting demand, operations, supply, and new construction. 

Understanding Peering

Today we answer the burning question "what is peering and how does it work?"

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.

What's in a Name? The Colocation Database is Now the Data Center Research Service.

This is a brief service announcement for our colocation-inclined readers. As of today, our beloved Colocation Database is now the Data Center Research Service.

In for the Long Haul: Capacity Market Trends to Watch

What do you get when you cross persistent demand growth and price erosion with shifts in demand sources and changes in network deployment strategies? You get sizable challenges for the wholesale telecom market, that's what.

Today we're examining a few of the key trends—including the headaches—that will affect the long-haul capacity market in the coming years.

Ever Googled “What is Colocation?” This Post is For You.

If you’ve perused the different topics we write about on the TeleGeography blog, there’s a chance you’ve stumbled upon our colocation content.

But what defines colocation?