The Billion Dollar Bidding War for America’s 5G Spectrum

Following back-to-back 5G-suitable spectrum auctions, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revealed the registered bidders ahead of this summer’s planned 3.5GHz sale.

Today, we look at 5G auctions to date and identify the operators who are spending big to strengthen their spectrum portfolios.

The 2020 Cable Map Has Landed

Have you heard? There's a new submarine cable map in town.

Our 2020 edition has arrived along with a new interactive experience and free map downloads. 

Now Streaming: The WAN Manager Podcast

Greg Bryan has a microphone, a seemingly endless supply of data, and the phone numbers of some prominent WAN experts. 

Sounds like the recipe for a podcast to me.

Networks in the Time of Coronavirus

Gather round. It's a new month and we have new content recommendations.

At the top of our list is a conversation led by the team at ThousandEyes featuring our own Alan Mauldin. The group gets to talking about the COVID-19 impact on cable operations and project roll-outs. Keep scrolling to listen to their chat.

Mapping The Cloud Provider Ecosystem

It's a big week for map resources around here.

Allow us to add one more into the mix: our new, free Cloud Infrastructure Map.

The Global Bandwidth Magic Eight Ball Says "Ask Again Later"

What does the future hold for the global bandwidth market?

The two most predictable trends are persistent demand growth and price erosion. Beyond that, operators will have to navigate the major uncertainties of an evolving sector and a global pandemic.

Here are a few of the key trends from our Global Bandwidth Research Service, among many, that will affect the long-haul capacity market in the coming years.

A Maverick Operator is Hoping to Challenge the Status Quo in Colombia

With a wireless population penetration rate exceeding 120% and a competitive landscape that includes five mobile network operators and several prominent MVNOs, few people would consider Colombia an enticing target market.

One intrepid telco disagrees.

i3forum Tracks COVID-19 Impact on International Voice Traffic

The COVID-19 pandemic has absolutely changed the way the world lives, works, and connects. (We've been monitoring the latest network developments and logging our own analysis here.)

The team at i3forum recently released data on the increase in international voice traffic captured by i3forum Insights, a market database used to track and analyze international voice services. 

Liberty vs Security: The Battle Over SIM Registration

Would you be happy to have your fingerprints taken or get a facial scan to access phone services? Or would you consider it intrusive?

The 2020 Submarine Cable Map: A Decade of Undersea Evolution

There’s been plenty of talk about the recent boom in submarine cable construction. And TeleGeography's Submarine Cable Map has tracked the physical, real-world results of this explosion for nearly 20 years. 

On Wednesday, June 10 at 11:00am ET we're going to expand this discussion with our friends at Ciena.