Apr 16, 2024

It’s Time To Test Your Submarine Cable Knowledge

Lots of people play the secret cable trivia game hosted on our interactive submarine cable map every month, but it’s been a while since we’ve shared the winning answers.

Time for a pop quiz!

Apr 12, 2024

Daydreaming About Datacloud Global Congress

If traveling to the French Riviera isn’t already on your summer itinerary, we have the perfect excuse to make it so.

Datacloud Global Congress 2024 is happening June 5-6, 2024 in Cannes, France.

Apr 11, 2024

How an Unlikely Spanish Merger Triggered a Reshape of the Telecom Landscape

Last month saw the conclusion of the long-running mega-merger between Orange España and Grupo MASMOVIL in Spain.

The EUR19 billion ($20.5 billion) tie-up—first agreed back in July 2022—created a new Spanish market leader that presides over a mobile/fixed broadband subscription base of 37 million. Now known as MasOrange, the 50:50 joint venture looks like a force to be reckoned with.

Today, we take a look at the Spanish deals that came into play in the wake of the merger, and see how they could reshape the telecom landscape.

Apr 9, 2024

What Did Our Submarine Cable Map Look Like in 1999?

The TeleGeography Submarine Cable Map is our longest-running map project. We started producing submarine cable maps in 1999, and we're still going strong 25 years later.

Just for fun, let’s compare the very first edition—called the Global Communications Cable and Satellite Map—to this year’s Submarine Cable Map.

Apr 5, 2024

This One’s for the Asia Pacific: Datacloud APAC 2024

There’s a new conference joining the Datacloud event series next month: Datacloud APAC

Join us May 6-7, 2024 in Singapore for APAC’d agenda featuring numerous thought leaders from the region’s digital infrastructure community.

Apr 4, 2024

All About Cloud Regions, Zones, and On-Ramps

Today, I'm breaking down three fundamental components of cloud networks.

Apr 3, 2024

The Reality of Latin American Connectivity

A few weeks ago, TeleGeography headed back to São Paulo to participate in the Capacity Latin America 2024 conference.

There were few dull moments, with the Latin American wholesale connectivity market full of activity. Among the many discussion points, a few key themes are worth mentioning.

Let’s have a look.

Mar 28, 2024

Let’s Get Physical: Where Do Carriers Offer Network Services to Enterprises?

The geographic coverage of carriers’ enterprise network services varies significantly.

Not every carrier connects to every city in their customers’ networks, and not all services are available everywhere.

When narrowing down the universe of potential suppliers, enterprises must first consider how their geographic requirements overlap a potential service provider’s physical network. They then must determine if the specific data services they require are enabled at each of the service providers’ PoPs.

The WAN Services Coverage analysis—one section of our Cloud and WAN Research—examines carrier network connectivity and service availability from a geographic perspective.

Keep reading for a sneak peek of our latest findings.

Mar 25, 2024

Nigeria: Africa’s Mobile Giant

Nigeria is home to Africa’s biggest mobile market by some distance, with 217.5 million subscriptions at the end of 2023, up from 209.5 million a year earlier.

The next largest African markets at end-2023 were South Africa with 118.9 million subscriptions, and Egypt with 111.1 million, according to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database.

Mar 21, 2024

This Region Added the Most New Cloud Regions in 2023

Globally, 23 new cloud regions were launched in 2023.

Let’s break that down by region. Which region added the most? And which regions contributed zero?