Following last month’s Progress Report in which we examined key wireless newcomers, today we scrutinize would-be major players who are finalizing their launch plans.
We were overdue to talk about what the future of hybrid work looks like—and what it means for WAN managers.
But our trusty WAN Forum team is on top of it. On Tuesday they invited some experts to gather and talk through the major work-from-home considerations that linger as some employees start to head back into the office and others continue to operate remotely.
Now that internet backbone operators have adapted their networks to accommodate changes in traffic flows, they've resumed a more measured approach to capacity planning and network upgrades in 2021.
That means that price trends have resumed their downward trajectory and regional characteristics accordingly.
Here's the headline: global internet bandwidth rose by 29% in 2021.
You could consider this a return to normal over the previous year's COVID-driven surge of 34%. Total international bandwidth now stands at 786 Tbps, representing a four-year CAGR of 29%.
Guess what? We upgraded our Interactive Submarine Cable Map.
Your favorite cable resource—currently sponsored by HMN Tech—now depicts a huge 487 global cables and 1,304 unique landing stations. Even better, we layered in new functionality to search and select multiple cables, landing points, countries, RFS years, and suppliers.
It's time to talk about the office.
On Tuesday, September 14, TeleGeography's WAN Forum Team is doing another Deep Dive. This time, we're bringing data on corporate plans for returning to the workplace. We'll use this info as background to discuss how WAN & IT infrastructure managers can think about the underlay.
The last 18 months have seen commercial launches from three major wireless newcomers: Rakuten Mobile in Japan, DITO Telecommunity in the Philippines, and WOM in Colombia.
The markets in question are very different, but each is ultra-competitive in nature.
This week we examine the respective progress made by the three newcomers and evaluate whether they’re living up to the hype.
We've been reading up on the myriad of cable updates that have been making headlines this summer. So it's no shock that our August list of reading recs leads off with news about Facebook's latest undersea investments, including their involvement in the recently-announced Apricot project.