The Digital Divide Episode

James “Jim” Capuano has logged over 30 years in the telecommunications industry. And he's the CEO of Horizon, a service provider with more than 125 years of telecommunications experience.

I recently asked Jim to share some of his knowledge on TeleGeography Explains the Internet. In this episode, we view middle mile problems and solutions from a provider perspective and discuss how the middle mile is developing in the current WAN environment.

Hypothetical Network Series #5: Let’s Throw Bandwidth at the Problem

So far, we’ve looked at several more conservative approaches to constructing a hybrid WAN.

But what if we went all the way down the rabbit hole to an all Internet WAN?

For example, throwing a lot of bandwidth at the network and letting SD-WAN take care of the internet performance.

Orchestrating the Service Lifecycle

In 2021, MEF CTO Pascal Menezes walked us through the work MEF is doing on standardizing the enterprise network.

Nearly a year and a half later, Pascal is back on the pod to discuss what MEF has been doing since then.

Our first topic: Lifecycle Service Orchestration. What is it, how has it progressed, and what does it do for the carrier community?

Turkcell Unsuccessful With Iran Lawsuit

South Africa’s MTN Group has announced the end of a decade-long legal battle centered on its Iranian subsidiary, MTN Irancell.

A Shortage of Computer Chips and Cable Ships

You've probably read about the global chip shortage the world is facing due to supply chain issues. As it turns out, there's also a shortage of undersea cable-laying ships.

Sizing the WAN Market

As the WAN continues to evolve at warp speed, carriers, vendors, and enterprise IT infrastructure teams need to understand how these changes will affect the business of telecom.

That’s where our WAN Market Size Report comes in. With its data-driven model, this tool can provide a granular view down to the country level of the market opportunity for the underlay network or corporate WAN. 

Want a sample from our latest report? Just keep reading.

Embracing Carrier Service Automation

This week, with the help of Jeremy Villalobos, COO of Orchest (formerly known as GoldConnect), TeleGeography Explains the Internet tackles automation from a carrier perspective.

Hypothetical Network Series #4: Adapting to Remote Work

The COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally changed the way we work. And our next scenario illustrates the reality that many IT infrastructure managers are currently facing.

(If you're new here, check out the first post in this series first.)

A large portion of the workforce is now remote at least part of the week. When employees are in the office, they continue to utilize bandwidth-hungry applications like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet to stay connected.

As such, many enterprises are thinking of consolidating the number of sites they have—while increasing bandwidth in those that remain open—in an effort to save money.

It’s the Mappiest Season of All

’Tis the season of good food, good company, and good deals! It can all be a bit exhausting, so we're making this year’s map sale simple.

Through December 31, 2022, you can use promo code DECKTHEWALLS to save 50% on all our telecommunications maps, while supplies last.

Key Findings From Our Latest WAN Market Size Report

After tracking the WAN market size in 2020 and 2021 with our WAN Market Size Report, we began to think beyond the market as it is today.

What if we could predict what the future of the WAN market would hold?