Our 2019 Provider Connectivity Analysis is Here

TeleGeography's rankings of provider connectivity include analysis based on BGP routing tables, which govern how packets are delivered to their destinations across myriad networks as defined by autonomous system numbers (ASNs).

(Quick reminder: every network must rely on other networks to reach parts of the internet that it does not itself serve; there is no such thing as a ubiquitous internet backbone provider.)

WAN Wargaming: What Happens When You Leave MPLS Behind?

Welcome back to our blog series on “wargaming” WAN configurations to see how product choice can affect site bandwidth and total WAN costs. If you’re just joining us, it’s probably worth going back to the beginning

When we last left off, my colleague Elizabeth Thorne covered minimizing MPLS down to the core offices. The next couple of entries, however, are going to focus on the radicals. Yes, the daring folks who decide to leave behind MPLS and go full internet.

The Rise of Grupo MASMOVIL

Spanish alternative telecom operator Grupo MASMOVIL is poised to acquire a strategic stake in Portuguese cableco Nowo and sister company Onitelecom (ONI).

Today, we chart Grupo MASMOVIL’s progression from regional B2B minnow to cross-border Iberian deal-maker.

Behind the Headlines: Recent Submarine Network News, Explained

This year has been—and will continue to be—a busy one in the submarine networking industry. Several new submarine cables have already been announced, deployed, or put into service.

466 Tbps: The Global Internet Continues to Expand

Global internet bandwidth rose last year by only 26%—the lowest annual growth rate seen in at least 15 years—and at a compound annual rate of 28% between 2015 and 2019.

Total international bandwidth now stands at 466 Tbps. The pace of growth is slowing, but it still represents a near-tripling of bandwidth since 2015.

How Do You Become Africa's Largest Telco?

For better or worse, MTN has been unafraid of doing business in locations experiencing war, political turmoil, and disaster.

This strategy has made them one of the biggest telcos in Africa—but it hasn't come without cost. The Wall Street Journal's recent profile earns the top spot on our list of monthly reads.

Is Your Planned Submarine Cable Doomed? Find Out at Submarine Networks World 2019.

Next month TeleGeography's Alan Mauldin returns to Submarine Networks World in Singapore. And, yes, you can absolutely look forward to his annual presentation on the state of the submarine cable industry. It’s happening on September 17 at 5:00 p.m.

No Lifeline for Wireline: Fixed Voice Continues to Fall

The fixed voice telephony market continued its downward trend in 2018—and the decline shows no signs of stopping.

Wargaming an MPLS Core Hybrid: How to do SD-WAN Without Losing MPLS

Howdy folks, Greg is out on vacation (adventuring in the magical kingdom of Orlando, Florida) so I will be filling in for a bit to continue our series on “wargaming” WAN scenarios.

Asian Infrastructure Transformation at the 2019 Asian Carriers Conference

As summer winds down and conference season approaches, TeleGeography is prepping for an autumn marathon of telecom workshops and presentations.   

Our conference circuit of course includes the 2019 Asian Carriers Conference.