A is for Autonomous System: The Telecom Glossary of Your Dreams

Let's face it—there are a lot of definitions to memorize in the telecom space. And if you've ever racked your brain for what “MVNO” stands for on a Monday morning, you're not alone.

Here's a hot tip: there's a secret Telecom Glossary tucked away at the end of our free 2022 State of the Network Report.

Save it to your phone. Print it out and display it on your fridge. Or just keep reading to peruse the terms listed under A, B, and C.

Economic Indicators and the Future of the Submarine Cable Industry

Economies around the globe are facing sluggish growth prospects and rapidly escalating prices.

But have you considered what various macroeconomic indicators can tell us about the direction of the submarine cable industry?

TeleGeography Research Director Alan Mauldin has—and he'll be talking about it next month at Submarine Networks World.

The Global SD-WAN Market for Large Multinational Enterprises Is Worth…

The results are in.

According to our research, the global SD-WAN market for large multinational enterprises is worth $3 billion. This accounts for just 5% of the total market.

How LEO Satellite Connectivity Might Change Enterprise Networks

Endeavors like SpaceX’s Starlink and Amazon’s Project Kuiper have brought lots of attention to the expanding market for connecting more residential customers to satellite broadband.

But how are enterprises affected by the growing satellite market?

Hot Data Center Summer

With summer in full swing, things are heating up—literally.

Like data centers.

Our July list of recommended reads touches on overheating data centers in the UK, a massive broadband outage in Canada, new submarine cables coming to Africa, and more.

How Providers Are Approaching the Middle Mile in 2022

Enterprises can choose few or many providers in the middle mile (or none at all). As with other technology procurement decisions, this depends on an individual enterprise’s capability to orchestrate multiple vendors and preferences for specific vendors in the chain.

It also depends on current network infrastructure and the desire to leverage that toward a reconfigured WAN, as well as the performance and cost goals the enterprise wants to achieve.

Expectations for India’s Used International Bandwidth

Here's a headline you might have caught recently.

Our research indicates that India’s used international bandwidth is expected to grow at a compounded annual rate of 38% between 2021 and 2028. This rate of growth implies international bandwidth demand will increase 10 times over this period.

How a Complete SD-WAN Overlay Can Impact Total Network Spend

To provide insight into how a complete SD-WAN overlay can impact total network spend, it’s useful to look at how various cost components apply to a specific network.

Looking at the total cost of the overlay and its impact on a network’s total cost of ownership (TCO) affords the most apples-to-apples comparison between service providers, particularly with a number of pricing models currently in the market.

To do this level of analysis, we created a hypothetical network based on our median WAN Cost Benchmark customer.

China’s New Arrival: Say Hello to Broadnet

China has a new player in the 5G mobile market.

We’re talking about China Broadnet—but it’s been around for some time, under different guises.

Experts Explain IP Transit, SASE, and NaaS

We just wrapped Season 3 of the WAN Manager Podcast.

With 14 different guests across 16 data-packed episodes, there was a lot to take in—and a lot to learn.

Let’s revisit three key explainers you might have missed.