Meet the Acquisition-Hungry ICT Firm Gobbling Up Telcos Across Eastern Europe

The telecom landscape in Eastern Europe has changed dramatically over the last decade, with sustained deal-making reshaping a number of markets across the region.

The latest player to jump aboard the M&A merry-go-round is 4iG, an ICT firm based in Budapest. Today, we take a look at the company’s key takeover deals to date.

Understanding the Multicloud-Verse of Madness

We're going to talk about the cloud. More specifically, cloud outages and how to avoid them and mitigate their impacts.

There's no way we can dig into this topic without touching on multicloud strategies.

A Whole Lot of Wholesale Voice Market Data

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.

Our recently updated TeleGeography Report and Database provides new voice traffic data and analysis—including trends in wholesale prices and revenues.

I think you know where we're going with this.

Let's talk data.

Survey Says: DIA Is Hot on the Heels of MPLS

Look out, WAN world.

TeleGeography's WAN Manager Survey now includes data collected throughout 2021.

Like in all previous versions, we asked questions about how networks are currently configured—and found that enterprise companies are increasingly embracing hybrid networks.

Let's get down to the nitty-gritty.

You Used To Call Me on My Work Phone

Not so long ago, tuning out a cacophony of ever-ringing desk phones was just part of the job for many office workers.

These days, that's no longer the norm. And it has nothing to do with the rise of wireless earbuds.

Prominence of DIA in the WAN

DIA has emerged as the first choice alternative product to MPLS in the hybrid WAN. And for good reason.

Mobile Calling’s Share of International Traffic Declines for the First Time Ever

Our new voice data is here. And it has a story to tell.

The latest refresh to our TeleGeography Report and Database has revealed that international call traffic declined by 7% in 2020. The downhill trend continues from 2015 after just a slight increase in 2020 at the start of the pandemic.

Greece Lightning: Greek Plans for Broadband Expansion

In December, Greece's OTE Group announced a major broadband investment plan. The group revealed that its domestic telco unit Cosmote would be pumping €3 billion ($3.4 billion) into the expansion of its infrastructure between 2022 and 2027.

The investment was backed by OTE Group’s controlling shareholder Deutsche Telekom.

Here's How You Should Remember the 2021 WAN

Many of us are still trying to decide whether 2021 felt like ten years or six months, but there is no doubt that aspects of it were extensions of 2020.

This was no exception in the WAN world, where we saw many trends continue, such as SD-WAN rollouts, expansion of local internet breakouts, and most enterprises continuing to have a large portion of workers staying home and connecting remotely.

My colleague Elizabeth Thorne and I had a great conversation about key corporate network trends at the end of the year—now it's time to dive into the hard data.

Connecting at Metro Connect 2022

Hello, readers. Miami in January sounds pretty good, no?

With that in mind, it's time for your annual reminder that Metro Connect is nearing. The infrastructure-focused event is back in Miami January 30-February 2, 2022.