Love Is Brewing—and So Is Another Geomagnetic Storm

Happy Valentine's Day to you, beloved reader. Or Discount Candy Day Eve, as some of us like to say.

Love hurts, after all. But for a recently-launched fleet of Starlink satellites, a geomagnetic storm hurts even more.

Prices Are Falling in Colombia. Here’s What That Could Mean for Future Investment There

Anyone who is familiar with our Pricing Suite knows that São Paulo is Latin America’s de facto center for wholesale IP transit and transport and reports the most competitive pricing in the region.

In other areas, we see that prices are falling as supply increases.

Colombia is one example. 

Iliad Takes the Fight to Italy's Broadband Market

French-owned telecom group Iliad has begun the next phase of its expansion in Italy, moving into the country’s fixed broadband sector with a potentially game-changing service launch.

Upskilling Network Architects for the Automated Network

Network automation pops up often on the WAN Manager Podcast.

But—you know what's under-discussed? The HR aspect of upskilling IT workers and/or acquiring the right talent to make this transformation and manage it going forward.

Price Trends to Watch in 2022

"The two most predictable trends in the bandwidth market have been persistent demand growth and price erosion."

For PTC '22, Senior Research Manager Brianna Boudreau took a look at the most common pricing questions we've gotten over the past year to think through how they might play out in 2022.

In previous iterations of this workshop, our first question would not be if prices are falling, but by how much?

Gearing up for Another Latin American Market Overview

Capacity LATAM 2022 will be live in Miami March 15-16. And you can catch the TeleGeography team—in-person or virtually—with two new presentations.

Global DIA Prices and Trends

In a recent analysis, we highlighted how DIA has gained ground as an integral part of the global enterprise WAN and how it compares in price directly to MPLS.

However, it is not just a matter of switching underlay products, but also understanding the global pricing dynamics of those alternatives.

How Well Do You Know Your Submarine Cables?

You're a master of our submarine cable FAQs. You know how many cables there are. You know how thick they are. You could take on the next generation of submarine cable experts in a head-to-head knowledge battle. 

It sounds like you're ready for the next level of cable know-how.

Where Is the Cloud Moving in 2022 and Beyond?

It can be hard to encapsulate what's going on in the data center market at any given point in time.

There's so much happening in so many places, driven by so many different factors.

But never fear, Jon Hjembo is here—with the development trends and pricing expectations that he delivered during his review of the interconnection sector at PTC '22. 

A Volcanic Eruption Cut Tonga's Only Undersea Cable Connection

Cable faults happen fairly often and for a variety of reasons.

Most of the time, damage to submarine cables comes from human activity—primarily fishing and anchoring. But environmental factors can also cause a cable to break. 

This just happened in Tonga, where an underwater volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami damaged the country's only undersea cable. Early reports indicate that it could be a few weeks before the necessary repairs are made. More on that below.