How Do You Become Africa's Largest Telco?

For better or worse, MTN has been unafraid of doing business in locations experiencing war, political turmoil, and disaster.

This strategy has made them one of the biggest telcos in Africa—but it hasn't come without cost. The Wall Street Journal's recent profile earns the top spot on our list of monthly reads.

Is Your Planned Submarine Cable Doomed? Find Out at Submarine Networks World 2019.

Next month TeleGeography's Alan Mauldin returns to Submarine Networks World in Singapore. And, yes, you can absolutely look forward to his annual presentation on the state of the submarine cable industry. It’s happening on September 17 at 5:00 p.m.

No Lifeline for Wireline: Fixed Voice Continues to Fall

The fixed voice telephony market continued its downward trend in 2018—and the decline shows no signs of stopping.

Wargaming an MPLS Core Hybrid: How to do SD-WAN Without Losing MPLS

Howdy folks, Greg is out on vacation (adventuring in the magical kingdom of Orlando, Florida) so I will be filling in for a bit to continue our series on “wargaming” WAN scenarios.

Asian Infrastructure Transformation at the 2019 Asian Carriers Conference

As summer winds down and conference season approaches, TeleGeography is prepping for an autumn marathon of telecom workshops and presentations.   

Our conference circuit of course includes the 2019 Asian Carriers Conference.

Adding SD-WAN, Keeping MPLS

My wife has a brutal Northern Virginia commute; she drives about 80 miles a day. Recently, we decided it was time for a new car for her.

Get TeleGeography's Free Guide to Benchmarking Your Wide Area Network

Our new e-book contains everything you wanted to know about network benchmarking.

Probably a few extra things, too.

Wargaming Your WAN: MPLS-Broadband Edition

Hello and welcome to the third entry in our series about wargaming WAN configuration scenarios. We’ve made it to the MPLS-broadband edition!

Before we continue: if you haven’t read the previous entries where I introduce our hypothetical WAN and then add local internet breakouts with DIA, it probably makes sense to do that before you dive into this one. (This scenario mirrors our last, but replaces DIA with ISP-sourced business broadband.)

Can Red Compartida Disrupt the Mexican Mobile Market?

Mexico’s open-access mobile network provider Red Compartida is approaching the 50% coverage milestone. I can think of no better time to take a closer look at Red Compartida’s business model and track its progress to date.

Some of the Biggest, Most Interesting Stories in Telecom Are Happening in Africa Right Now

When we look through some of the most interesting telecom stories from the last month, a theme emerges.

There's a lot of submarine cable and data center news coming out of Africa. 

We've selected stories about Facebook's plan to bring cheap internet to Africa, as well as a profile on Equiano, Google's new private subsea cable connecting Portugal and South Africa.