The Cloud is Under the Sea

What can we say about this month's roundup of recommended telecom reads?

We've got a brilliant BBC review of recent content provider cable investments. We dabble in the latest satellite news. We begin the 6G discourse. We even sprinkle in a little submarine cable TikTok, as a treat.

Behind the Madagascan Company in the Hunt for Africa’s Telecom Assets

Last month Luxembourg-based Millicom International Cellular sealed a pair of deals that will see it exit the African telecom sector once and for all.

Its stake in Ghanaian joint venture AirtelTigo was sold to the country’s government. Tigo Tanzania and Zanzibar Telecommunication (Zantel) were offloaded to a consortium led by Axian—the company that previously acquired Millicom’s Senegal-based business in 2018.

TeleGeography Deep Dives: Cloud and WAN Geography

The enterprise WAN is increasingly built on an underlay, using various transport services from a variety of providers. So it's more crucial than ever to understand the footprint geography of your carriers, ISPs, NaaS providers, and cloud service providers.

We've got you covered. On Thursday, June 17 we're assembling a team of experts for a morning roundup of all things cloud and WAN geography.

Just Look at All Those Cables: The 2021 Submarine Cable Map is Here

Today seems like a good day to unveil our 2021 Submarine Cable Map, don't you agree?

Trans-Pacific Cable Chaos, Shifting Asian Hubs

It’s been a year since the U.S. government denied a cable license to the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN), setting off a chain reaction that's disrupted the trans-Pacific submarine cable market.

Three Trends Impacting the Future of the Long-Haul Capacity Market

We've said it before and we'll say it again. When it comes to the global bandwidth market, the two most predictable trends are persistent demand growth and price erosion.

But if the latest update of our Global Bandwidth Research Service teaches us anything, it's that there's more beneath the surface.

Submarine Cables: It's Not Bitcoin

We often say that we'll be taking a "deep dive" into an issue at the beginning of our WAN Manager Podcasts. Today we almost mean that literally, as Greg welcomes TeleGeography Research Director Alan Mauldin to talk about submarine cables.

See You at the Data Center Disco

Conference season is upon us and TeleGeography is glad to be partnering with Datacloud Global Congress 2021 for this year's main event. We hope to virtually see some of our readers there next month.

What's Behind the Middle East Bandwidth Surge?

Readers of our Pricing Suite's latest Bandwidth Pricing Report already know that the Middle East serves as both an important node and a crucial transitway for international capacity.

Cable operators were extremely busy between 2011 and 2017 when they turned up nine new cables in the region. But submarine cable activity slowed quite a bit between 2018 and 2020, as no new cables were launched in the region.

Yes, The 6G Race is Already On

While 5G is still in its early stages of deployment, there are already preparations being made for the introduction of its successor. The initial technical standards for 6G aren’t expected until the second half of this decade, but this hasn’t prevented some players from getting an early start.