How 5G Can Help Combat Climate Change

According to a study commissioned by Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson, 5G connectivity could be fundamental to Europe achieving future climate targets.

The study finds that until 2030, at least 40% of the EU’s carbon reduction solutions will rely on fixed line and mobile connectivity. 5G will play a major part in this trend.

Optimizing Hybrid WAN Costs With SD-WAN

Our analysis has taken us through a tour of the SD-WAN market, types of providers, service features, and pricing.

Today we apply SD-WAN prices to a hypothetical model of a global WAN to explore how different network configurations paired with SD-WAN can affect total WAN costs.

What's the Difference Between Traffic and Bandwidth?

If you find yourself questioning the difference between traffic and bandwidth, here's an analogy that will help. 

Out of this World: The International Satellite Broadband Battle Intensifies

Starlink—the satellite broadband venture established by Elon Musk’s SpaceX business—has attracted plenty of attention this year, especially as the outspoken entrepreneur continues to share his company’s ambitious plans on social media. 

With fellow tycoon Jeff Bezos plotting an alternative satellite broadband launch via Project Kuiper, the two billionaires have become embroiled in an increasingly bitter public feud in recent months.

But these two heavyweights aren’t the only parties determined to enter the satellite broadband sector. From China, to Canada, to the UK, let’s break down the key international players targeting the low earth orbit (LEO) sector to see how their respective proposals stack up.

Enhanced Internet Backbone for a Multi-cloud and Hybrid WAN Era

As workload migration to the cloud becomes the standard, enterprises are redesigning their WAN backbones to ameliorate internet performance.

However, improving your internet performance isn’t so easy-breezy when you're wrestling with unknowns—like the perfect combination of broadband and direct internet access or the right ISPs to modernize your network with.

TeleGeography Senior Manager Greg Bryan will join Singtel on December 1 at 10:30 a.m. SGT for a live discussion on this topic.

Who Really Cares About Latency?

Specifically, which applications and network operators have latency on their minds?

Well, content providers, gaming companies, financial enterprises, and cloud service providers, to name a few.

TeleGeography Senior Analyst Paul Brodsky recently joined experts from Ciena and Angola Cables for an hour-long discussion centered around Connecting to Africa with Low-Latency Services.

Is Facebook Haunted?

In honor of spooky season, our list of October reading recs begins with a scary story. (Spoiler alert: Facebook died and—like a zombie—rose from the dead hours later.)

The best horror stories are the ones that are true, after all.

In other Facebook news, the company is shelling out money to support yet another submarine cable.

What else?

Comcast Business is investing in network updates in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Ethernet is experiencing a real need for speed. And Lynk’s new network may give your ordinary phone satellite connection capabilities.

Read on if you dare.

The Global Internet: Then and Now

It turns out that birthday celebrations are in order.

The latest update of our Global Internet Geography research—which you can read up on here and here and here—marked our twentieth year of internet statistics and commentary.

Capacity Europe 2021 Goes Hybrid

Quick public service announcement: after a virtual 2020 event, Capacity Europe is back in action for their 2021 conference. Participants are gathering in London October 18-21. (And for those who can't attend in-person, virtual participation is still available.) 

Even better, the TeleGeography team will absolutely be among those in attendance. 

The Mystery of International Bandwidth Demand

Over the last decade, there has been substantial growth in demand for international bandwidth on major subsea cable routes.

In response to this rapid pace of demand growth (our research implies that demand is more than doubling every two years), there are over $2 billion of new cables entering service this year alone.

In short, demand is going up and we're seeing new cables.

This all makes sense.

But who is actually using this capacity? And will international demand continue to grow so expeditiously?