LatAm Mobile Market Poised to Return to Growth

The wireless services sector in Latin America and the Caribbean has stagnated in recent years.

The region was home to 690.4 million wireless subscribers at the end of June 2018, up slightly from 687.4 million six months before, but well down from the recent peak of 714.1 million at end-2014.

As countries reach market saturation, operators are now concentrating their efforts on wringing more revenue from existing users.

Great Scott! It's Already Time for PTC 2019

The forecast is snowy around our DC office, but our team has their sights set on somewhere sunnier. 

Alan Mauldin, Jon Hjembo, Mike Bisaha, Brianna Boudreau, Tim Stronge, Mike Owings, and John Walsh will be in Honolulu for the Pacific Telecommunications Council annual conference happening January 20-23, 2019.

If you're planning to join us, be sure to register before December 17 to get the best possible rate.

These are the Telecom Stories You Read in 2018

With a few short weeks left in the year, today we're looking back at our most-read pieces of 2018.

This year you were clicking on all things 5G, anything about the future of submarine cables, and lots of cloud content. Below are 10 of our favorite posts, perhaps including some you might have missed over the last 12 months. 

The Year in Slide Decks: Watch, Download, and Explore Our 2018 Telecom Presentations

This year we've traveled from Bangkok to London, from Cape Town to Los Angeles. We've used these opportunities to continue our research and present our findings around the world.

As 2018 winds down, we've compiled the slide decks, interviews, and videos from a year of telecom travels. When viewed together, these presentations create a snapshot of the year in communication.

Bandwidth and Pricing Trends in Africa: Patrick Christian at AfPIF 2018

Earlier this year Senior Analyst Patrick Christian shared his knowledge of bandwidth and pricing trends with the African Peering & Interconnection Forum.

Patrick's analysis took the audience through the latest happenings in international bandwidth, namely continued growth in Africa and changes within the region.

Keep scrolling to watch the full presentation and download Patrick's slides.

Customer Experience, Quad-Play, and Roaming Up For Discussion at MVNOS Europe

This month saw the 15th annual MVNOs Europe event take place at the ILEC Conference Centre in London.

I was glad to be there and connect with representatives from some of the region’s top virtual operators, network operators, vendors, and tech developers.

Some highlights from the conference stage:

Understanding WAN Design and Managed Services in the Age of SD-WAN

There’s been huge growth in corporate internet traffic in the last seven years.

We’ve seen the adoption of public cloud and software-as-a-service applications—and the subsequent migration of business applications to the public cloud.

During our recent WAN Summit Singapore, Orange Business Services (OBS) provided a peek behind the curtain of enterprise SD-WAN rollouts in this increasingly internet-centric environment.

The Internet, as Drawn by Five-Year-Olds

It's monthly reading list time. 

Our lead story for November is actually a brand new rendering of the internet. No, our 2019 submarine cable map isn't ready yet. We speak of a new art project that enlisted the help of some very creative toddlers to bring 279 cables to life.

We've also got a little bit of broadband news, 5G talk, and enterprise infrastructure conversation linked below. Happy reading.

Cable is Main Form of Broadband Access in North America

The market for fixed broadband services in North America is clearly divided along technological lines.

Cablecos are currently battling rivals with copper and, increasingly, fiber-based networks.

Deploying the Next Generation of Submarine Cable Routes at Capacity Asia

Capacity Asia is the annual meeting that brings together the carrier community with business strategists from cloud/content service providers and data centers.

The 2018 gathering—which takes place in Hong Kong December 4-6—is rapidly approaching.

And TeleGeography readers can get 10% off their registration with the code TELEG10.