2022: The Essential CommsUpdate Selection

Our daily CommsUpdate newsletter has featured a staggering 82,000 telecom stories since making its debut back in December 2002!

Twelve months is a long time in the world of telecom. So as another eventful year draws to a close, we’re looking back at the telecom stories that captured our readers’ attention during 2022.

From SIM card registration to Simba Telecom, satellite broadband to Standalone 5G, the CommsUpdate team left no stone unturned in their quest to bring you the biggest daily news stories from around the world.

Read on for the most popular CommsUpdate stories of 2022.  

Feeling '22: A Telecom Year in Review, Part 2

We're looking back at all things telecom in 2022. And we're doing it the best way we know how: rounding up our analysts and inviting them to discuss major findings in their areas of research on TeleGeography Explains the Internet.

If you want to dive in from the very beginning, you can listen to part one over here. And if you're ready for more, keep scrolling.

Part two takes us on a journey through the last 12 months of submarine cable news, SD-WAN, security, and major world events that intersected with telecom infrastructure.

Ask The Experts: What Defined The Industry in 2022?

What will we remember about this year in telecommunications?

And what does the landscape look like as we kick off 2023?

Greg Bryan (and his rapidly color-changing beard*) posed these questions to six TeleGeography experts in a rousing two-part episode of TeleGeography Explains the Internet. You might have caught the first episode earlier this week.

Economics of Sustainable Submarine Networks for Wholesale Cable Operators

Our first webinar of 2023 is officially on the books! Mark your calendar for January 11 at 11:00 a.m. ET.

Senior Research Manager Brianna Boudreau will join Ciena's Brian Lavallée for a discussion on global wholesale pricing and the technology advancements that enable cable operators to meet their ongoing sustainability goals.

CommsUpdate Is 20!

Since making its debut back in December 2002, our daily CommsUpdate newsletter has featured a staggering 82,000 telecom stories and now ranks as one of the most extensive telecom news resources in the world.

Born out of desk research for TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database Service, CommsUpdate is produced by a team based in the historic city of Exeter in Devon, England.

CommsUpdate actually has its roots in the Communications Update newsletter launched by CIT Publications on September 6, 1999. CIT Publications eventually merged with TeleGeography to create the telecom research giant you now know. 

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of CommsUpdate, let's take a look at some of the choice telecom headlines of December 2002. We'll see what has changed in this ever-evolving industry—and what (if anything) has stayed the same. 

2022 in Telecom: A Year in Review

Another December, another opportunity to reflect on the year that was. And that's exactly what we're doing over on TeleGeography Explains the Internet.

This week, Greg Bryan kicks off the first of a two-part telecom year in review, welcoming experts Patrick Christian, Rob Schult, and Jon Hjembo to highlight the major trends they saw in their principal research areas.

Sub-Saharan Africa Bandwidth Trends

Senior Research Manager Patrick Christian recently shared the slides from his African Network Geography Update at AfPIF 2022 and his Interconnection Geography Update at EPF 2022.

Here's another presentation to add to your collection.

Soak up the Sun (And Our Annual Telecom Workshop) at PTC '23

Aloha!

The dates for the next Pacific Telecommunications Council Annual Conference have been released.

We'll be live from Honolulu January 15-18, 2023, and dream team Brianna Boudreau, Jon Hjembo, and Alan Mauldin are already gearing up for TeleGeography's annual telecom trends workshop.

Latin American Market Trends: Brazil and Mexico

As telecom analysts, my TeleGeography colleagues and I have been busy attending conferences and gathering market intelligence from many of the most prominent telecom companies around the world.

Recently, our travels took us to São Paulo and Mexico City for the Futurecom and Mexico Connect 2022 conferences.

There’s a lot going on in both the Brazilian and Mexican markets, so let’s recap some of the discussion themes that stood out.

How Did We Forecast the WAN Market?

You may have heard that the WAN Market Size Report just got a brand-new feature—the WAN Market Size Report Forecast.

Predicting global, regional, and country level data for the next five years, this first edition takes the data from the 2021 report and extrapolates it to 2026.

Here's how we did it.