Tower Talk: Meet the Companies Buying Latin America’s Cell Towers

Latin America has been a hotbed of M&A activity in recent years.

And it isn’t just telecom operators that are changing hands—the tower sector has also accounted for a number of eye-catching deals across the region.

Open Minds, Open Source SD-WAN

What is open source SD-WAN and how is it different from other "open" platforms we've already seen?

This was the right question for flexiWAN CEO Amir Zmora, who wanted to get into the SD-WAN space, but only if he could do something totally different.

Building Resiliency for Submarine Networks

Our latest research on Latin America shows that international bandwidth demand is strong in the region. 

With an ongoing surge in new submarine cable deployments, content providers are expanding their geographic reach as both owners and anchor customers of new cable systems. (You can take a closer look here.)

New State of the Network E-book Tracks Industry Changes, COVID Impact Across Tumultuous Year

More so than normal, our team is thrilled to usher in a new year.

Sure, that’s in part because a new year signals the release of our fourth State of the Network Report—and with it a new batch of data and analysis on the way the world is connecting. But mostly because 2020 presented a unique set of challenges to the world, our industry, and our team.

Data Center Matchmaking: Finding Your Dream Combo of Connectivity and Cost

🎶Matchmaker, Matchmaker,
Make me a match,
Find a facility
That's a real catch
Matchmaker, Matchmaker
Knows what I need,
The most connectivity🎶 

Wholesale Carriers Terminated Approximately 307 Billion Minutes of Traffic in 2019

Many retail service providers—such as mobile operators, MVNOs, and cable broadband providers—rely heavily on wholesale carriers to transport and terminate their customers’ international calls.

Wholesale carriers terminated approximately 307 billion minutes of traffic in 2019, down 6% from 2018.

The COVID-19 Impact on International Calling

The global outbreak of COVID-19—and its associated economic and social impact—has upended the way billions of people live their lives.

Has it had an impact on international calling?

Remote Work After COVID-19

Our interests often find a way into our research. And that happened in 2020, as our genuine curiosity around the future of the workplace came up across our research catalog.

We covered COVID-related changes in bandwidth demand, WAN-related challenges to going remote, and data center impacts—all relevant topics to the evolution of the modern office.

It's no surprise, then, that we were fascinated by a new analysis of 800 different jobs.

Out With the Old Cables, in With the New

As 2020 comes to a close, I thought it was worth looking at changes in the subsea cable landscape. Two years ago I gave a presentation that predicted a coming “extinction” of older cables. 

We’re beginning to see signs of this in the market.

Ponder the Future of the WAN With a Podcast Holiday Special

We're back with a bonus holiday episode of the WAN Manager Podcast!

In this special pod, Greg invites TeleGeography Analyst Elizabeth Thorne to look back at the WAN in 2020. (And what a year it was.)