Two New Maps, Lots of New Cables

It's the announcement you've been waiting for. And we've made it twice as nice, because not only is our 2022 Submarine Cable Map here—but so is our brand new Africa Telecommunications Map.

Sponsored by the team at Telecom Egypt, these designs reveal new cables, landing stations, construction stats, international bandwidth figures, and lots more. And you can grab copies for your wall over in our map store.

Can a Park Bench Boost 5G?

As India’s long-awaited 5G deployment draws nearer, a new pilot program may prompt you to look at ordinary objects—like lampposts, mailboxes, and park benches—much differently.

This program will equip street furniture with small cell networks across four different locations: Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation, Kandla Port in Gujarat, and Bhopal city.

Ukrainian Telcos: Communicating Through the Conflict

We recently took a look at Ukrainian operators and their relative positions in the country’s telecom market.

As the Russian invasion continues, we turn our attention to the efforts of Ukrainian telcos, who are attempting to keep communications online under the most difficult circumstances.

Mobile Merger Season: Examining M&A Activity Across Asia

Recent months have seen an unprecedented level of M&A activity across Asia’s mobile markets, with eye-catching deals in  Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Indonesia.

Today we examine the players reshaping the Asian telecom landscape.

SD-WAN's Shift to Security

While the key SD-WAN transformation use case was built around network cost and resiliency, its focus is now shifting to security.

Enterprises have moved to more internet connectivity. Traffic patterns have moved away from on-premise data centers to neutral colo facilities or cloud service providers/hyperscalers. And over the past two years, edge access has moved out of the corporate site—to home and remote connections.

These forces changed how enterprises approach network security, and SD-WAN vendors have responded with new partnerships and feature sets.

This review looks at enterprise security trends and how SD-WAN vendors have adapted to accommodate security needs.

Ukraine’s Telecom Market, Explained

Due to the ongoing conflict, Ukrainian operators are suffering cyberattacks and physical network damage.

Below, we take a look at who those operators are and their relative positions in the country’s telecom market.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Middle Mile?

Coevolve CTO Ciaran Roche is back on the pod. And he's in the hot seat to discuss how middle mile solutions are selected to solve real-world enterprise WAN issues.

Unpacking SD-WAN Prices

Unlike network services, SD-WAN is not a commodity, and pricing strategies are still in flux. But as the service matures, this is beginning to change.

Median price points have started to decline and the range in reported vendor prices has started to converge.

Let's unpack SD-WAN prices—starting with pricing models.

It's Your Lucky Day. The 2022 SD-WAN Guide Is Here!

Happy St. Patrick's Day, e-book lovers.

We've got a pot of vendor landscaping gold to introduce you to.

Meet the 2022 edition of our SD-WAN Guidedetailing 26 SD-WAN vendors and 90 managed SD-WAN providers in one handy PDF.

Submarine Networks and the Digital Transformation of East Africa

Before 2009, only 16 African countries were connected to a submarine cable system.

But in 2016, submarine cable capacity reached 33 countries; seven sub-Saharan countries had access to three or more systems.

Today, Africa leads the globe in international bandwidth growth. This has been facilitated by improved international connectivity along the critical Europe-to-India-and-Asia submarine corridor that connects East Africa to the rest of the world.

Our own Paul Brodsky will be joining forces with Ciena and Djibouti Telecom on March 23 at 11:00 a.m. ET for a live discussion on this topic.