Someone Made a 3D Visualization of our Submarine Cable Map

The internet has been buzzing this month.

What cut through the noise and captivated us in September?

First and foremost, a coder adapted our renowned Submarine Cable Map into a neat 3D visualization, sparking a larger conversation about all things cables with the team over at Vice.

ICYMI: How to Improve Your IP Traffic Performance and Security

The COVID-19 bump is over, at least as far as internet bandwidth demand goes. 

This was a recurring theme during the recent discussion "How to Improve Your IP Traffic Performance and Security: Key Trends, Challenges, and Strategies," which was a special Carrier Community webinar sponsored by the team at GTT. 

Uganda Loses Number-Three Cellco

Uganda’s wireless market has been rocked by the announcement of the imminent closure of number-three player Africell.

Connecting to Africa with Low-Latency Services

As Africa fuels new submarine cable development via the world’s highest international bandwidth growth rate, African network operators are rapidly evolving from network connectivity providers to digital service providers.

This metamorphosis requires a high-performance low-latency submarine network, broad geographic coverage, and access to data center assets.

Join our own Paul Brodsky and experts from Ciena and Angola Cables on October 6 at 11:00 a.m. ET for a live discussion on this topic.

What Will The Global Internet Look Like Next Year?

Hold on, let me quickly grab my crystal ball.

Okay. Now that I've got that, let's see what it says about the future of the global internet. (And let's all agree that by "crystal ball" I mean "notes from our 2021 Global Internet Geography update.")

Charting Connection, Mapping Cables

Fans of our map-centric e-book Mapping Communication are in luck.

Thanks to the kind sponsorship from the team at AquaComms, we've updated the 2018 edition with our telecom map creations from the last three years.

Progress Report: The World’s Biggest Mobile Newcomers Ready for Launch

Following last month’s Progress Report in which we examined key wireless newcomers, today we scrutinize would-be major players who are finalizing their launch plans.

The Home Office Isn't Going Away. What Does That Mean for WAN Managers?

We were overdue to talk about what the future of hybrid work looks like—and what it means for WAN managers.

But our trusty WAN Forum team is on top of it. On Tuesday they invited some experts to gather and talk through the major work-from-home considerations that linger as some employees start to head back into the office and others continue to operate remotely.

A 2021 Check-In on Global IP Transit Price Trends

Now that internet backbone operators have adapted their networks to accommodate changes in traffic flows, they've resumed a more measured approach to capacity planning and network upgrades in 2021.

That means that price trends have resumed their downward trajectory and regional characteristics accordingly.

Global Internet Traffic and Capacity Return to Regularly Scheduled Programming

Here's the headline: global internet bandwidth rose by 29% in 2021.

You could consider this a return to normal over the previous year's COVID-driven surge of 34%. Total international bandwidth now stands at 786 Tbps, representing a four-year CAGR of 29%.