End-User Traffic Rising, More Traffic Migrating to Private Networks

What's on the horizon for the global internet? We have a few ideas.

International internet bandwidth and traffic growth has gradually slowed in recent years, but remains brisk. And IP transit price declines continue globally, but significant regional differences in prices persist around the world.

The combined effects of new internet-enabled devices, growing broadband penetration in developing markets, higher broadband access rates, and bandwidth-intensive applications will continue to fuel strong internet traffic growth.

SD-WAN Full Mesh Capabilities Were a Big Draw for Henkel

Consumer products company Henkel converted a portion of its global network, primarily in Asia, to SD-WAN.

What sold them on the switch? SD-WAN’s ability to support full mesh capability and application-based routing were big selling points.

What We're Reading: Hawaiki is Here, IoT in Sports, and AT&T/Time Warner Developments

August might be a quiet month around your water cooler, but there is still plenty of telecoms to talk about. 

This month, we're reading about the newest cable to connect the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand. We're also taking in new developments to the story about the AT&T/Time Warner merger.

Is Recent Growth in Asia’s Fixed Broadband Sector Set to Slow?

The market for fixed broadband services in the Asia-Pacific region has expanded rapidly in recent years, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17 percent between 2005 and 2017.

The region was home to more than 549 million fixed internet customers at the end of 2017, up 14 percent from 482 million 12 months earlier.

The Ultimate Throwback Thursday: TeleGeography's First Map

TeleGeography started producing submarine cable maps in 1999, but we were mapping the world of telecommunications years prior to that.

Our first map got off the ground in 1996. This effort depicted a number of in-service cables. It also shows FLAG as a proposed cable, which is pretty neat.

Eyes on 2020 at the 2018 Asian Carriers Conference in Cebu

TeleGeography is happy to again serve as a media partner for the Asian Carriers Conference in Cebu. Hopefully you already have the event marked on your calendar for September 4-7, 2018.

Five Insights from Enterprises at WAN Summit Frankfurt

Last month the WAN Summit came to Frankfurt for the first time. This inaugural event brought with it conversations about SD-WAN selection and implementation, cloud-based applications, and sourcing local access and broadband.

We were also thrilled to get feedback from our German audience about how they’re managing their networks, implementing SD-WAN, and juggling MPLS.

Below are five new findings from enterprise attendees at the Frankfurt summit. (For comparison, check out what we learned from our NY audience earlier this year.)

The Next Mass Extinction: Aging Submarine Cables

The rapid pace of demand growth will require staggering amounts of bandwidth in the coming years.

While many older cables built in the late 1990s and early 2000s continue to play a key role in global connectivity, their days increasingly appear to be numbered. 

TeleGeography's Alan Mauldin talked about all of this and more during Submarine Networks World in Singapore September 24-26, 2018. 

Happy Anniversary to the AC-1: A Twenty Year Retrospective at Subsea EMEA

Way back in 1998, a press release went out from Global Crossing about the first segment of their transatlantic fiber-optic cable.

"Global Crossing announced today that it has begun transmitting voice and data communication through Atlantic Crossing (AC-1)," read the release, touting the cable's state-of-the-art system. This segment will double the total capacity in service across the Atlantic Ocean! Full city-to-city connectivity! A link between Europe and the U.S.! 

Did you catch what's so interesting about that language?

Upcoming Webinar: A Global SD-WAN Client's Journey

We probably don't need to tell you that our 2018 WAN Summit Singapore will feature more enterprise case studies. Previously, companies like CargillDHL, and Volex have used our Singapore summit to provide a first-hand look at how some of the region's largest enterprises manage their networks.

In that spirit, we'll be giving everyone a taste of our 2018 Singapore Summit next Wednesday, August 8. Join us for a webinar all about one client's global SD-WAN journey.