Wireless Services in Europe: A Mixed Bag for Operators

Europe’s wireless market has seen customer totals decline in recent years as operators place less emphasis on winning new users and more on earning from their existing subscribers while wiping inactive accounts.

There were around 1.045 billion cellular subscribers across Western and Eastern Europe at the end of 2017, down from 1.048 billion a year earlier.

At it’s peak in 2015 there were 1.052 billion subscribers.

How Does a TeleGeography Map Come Together?

How does one go about keeping track of nearly 400 submarine cable systems and over 1,000 landing stations? 

Carefully, with lots of precise, year-round tracking, as it turns out.

In today's post, we're sharing secrets from our mapmakers about how our submarine cable map designs come together.  

Our New E-book Contains Nearly 50 Maps and 20 Years of Telecom History

We’ve been making maps for a long time–since 1996, if you can believe it.

Our maps don the walls of telecom companies, network operations centers, regulatory agencies, boardrooms, and even museums. Two dozen have even found their way into the Library of Congress.

There is a lot of telecom history in these designs.

Under the Radar: The Deregulation of Business Data Services

The FCC’s overturn of net neutrality rules once again made headlines, as a recent bill to save neutrality standards fell 46 votes short in the House.

But this isn't the only standard that the FCC has successfully shifted as of late.

Last year incumbent local carriers and cable providers scored a different major win that flew well under the radar.

Uptime Requirements Drive BorgWarner’s Migration to SD-WAN

There were several drivers behind BorgWarner’s decision to adopt SD-WAN, but perhaps the most important was that they “needed multiple avenues to keep manufacturing sites up and running,” according to Mark Williams, senior information technology manager for the company.

A Guide to 5G Spectrum Auctions in Western Europe: The United Kingdom and Beyond

As the telecom world prepares to enter the 5G era, our GlobalComms team has been tracking major 5G auctions around the globe. Catch up on all of them here.

The United Kingdom and Ireland are two of the first countries to stage full-fledged 5G auctions. As we round out our coverage of 5G auctions in Western Europe, we’ll review what’s happening in these countries, as well as the UK Crown Dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

A Guide to 5G Spectrum Auctions in Western Europe: Portugal, Spain, and Around the Mediterranean

As the telecom world prepares to enter the 5G era, our GlobalComms team has been tracking major 5G auctions around the globe. Catch up on all of them here.

Our 5G coverage has made it to the Mediterranean and out toward the Atlantic, with headlines from Greece, Italy, Portugal, San Marino, and Spain. Keep scrolling to catch up on the state of affairs.

A Guide to 5G Spectrum Auctions in Western Europe: From Austria to France to the Netherlands

As the telecom world prepares to enter the 5G era, our GlobalComms team has been tracking major 5G auctions around the globe. Catch up on all of them here.

We're not done yet. There are more regulatory agencies, spectrum bands, and provisional auction dates to dissect. Today we’ll look at the state of play in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.

Submarine Cables as Earthquake Detectors? It Could Happen.

Gather round—we're sharing our telecom reading recommendations for June 2018.

First up, The Economist looks closer at a new approach that would leverage submarine cables for measuring seismic activity. This innovative idea comes from Britain’s National Physical Laboratory, which has successfully identified quakes in trial runs. 

We've also pulled stories about broadband in rural America, a submarine cable kerfuffle between China and Australia, as well as an examination of plummeting international bandwidth prices.

A Guide to 5G Spectrum Auctions in Western Europe: Nordic Edition

As the telecom world prepares to enter the 5G era, our GlobalComms team has been tracking major 5G auctions around the globe. Catch up on all of them here.

Today we’ll explore what's happening in the Nordic markets, with a focus on Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.