All Eyes on the Enterprise: The Latest in Ethernet VPN and SD-WAN

TeleGeography’s Cloud and WAN Infrastructure analyzes service and pricing trends for four key enterprise network services: virtual private networks (VPNs) based on internet protocol (IP) and multi-protocol label switching (MPLS); dedicated internet access (DIA); Ethernet VPN (EVPN); and Ethernet private line (EPL).

This analysis—which has recently been updated with new data—reviews these services and the developing software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) service.

Today we’re sharing the latest on Ethernet VPN and SD-WAN services. Click here to catch up on our recent post about MPLS IP VPN and DIA services.

5G in the Foreground in U.S. and Canada

Recent developments in the wireless market in North America have centered on cellular operators’ preparations for future 5G technology. As we discussed in a blog post last May, the main providers in the U.S. have been busying themselves with trials, while preparations are also being made over the border in Canada.

Things are now moving closer to the first pre-commercial launches; we’ll have a look at these below as part of a wider round-up of the region’s wireless sector.

Around the World and Back Again: Tracking TeleGeography Maps in the Wild

Haven’t I seen you around? 

Perhaps you’ve thought that while gazing at a TeleGeography map. This might be because our map catalog is rather well traveled. Keep scrolling to learn more about where you might have spotted a TG-designed map over the years. (And get details on how to score a free Global Internet Map at the bottom.)

Webinar: Diving into the Data Center Interconnect Seascape

Global bandwidth consumption has grown exponentially in recent years due in large part to massive amounts of content being generated by internet content providers. (Cat videos, anyone?) 

This growth isn’t slowing down any time soon. It's actually driving the need for more data centers and network capacity to interconnect them—overland and undersea.

Join TeleGeography's Jon Hjembo and Ciena's Brian Lavallée on April 25 for an update on the latest data center trends driving subsea connectivity growth.

MPLS IP VPN and DIA Service Trends in 2018

TeleGeography’s Cloud and WAN Infrastructure analyzes service and pricing trends for four key enterprise network services: virtual private networks (VPNs) based on internet protocol (IP) and multi-protocol label switching (MPLS); dedicated internet access (DIA); Ethernet VPN (EVPN); and Ethernet private line (EPL).

This analysis—which has recently been updated with new data—reviews these services and the developing software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) service.

Today we’re sharing trends in MPLS IP VPN and DIA services. Check back next week when we dive into Ethernet VPN and SD-WAN.

Where Are the World's Cloud Data Centers and Who is Using Them?

TeleGeography’s Cloud and WAN Infrastructure details the international wide area network (WAN) services, cloud connectivity offerings, and cloud geographies of 170 WAN service providers.

Since the 2018 update is now available to our subscribers, we thought it would be a good time to take a closer look at who is connecting to the cloud and where cloud data centers are located based on our latest batch of data.

Island Hopping: Disrupting the Status Quo in Jamaica, Barbados and the Bahamas

The Caribbean telecom sector has long been the stomping ground of Digicel Group and Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC, now part of Liberty Latin America [LLA]). But recent years have seen fresh blood injected into a number of key markets in the region following an atypical wave of licensing activity.

Today we’re charting the respective progress of three new players: ALIV in the Bahamas, Ozone Wireless in Barbados, and Caricel in Jamaica.

Cables Coming Soon: Asia-Pacific Edition

When Research Director Alan Mauldin ventured to Kathmandu to take part in APRICOT 2018 earlier this year, he covered the cadre of new cables—and new diverse paths—coming to the region during his presentation on Asia-Pacific trends. 

Connectivity and Pricing Trends in Latin America

Last week our own Anahí Rebatta presented Capacity and Connectivity in the Region: Exploring the Current State of the Wholesale Telecom Industry Across Latin America at Capacity LATAM.

Anahí's exploration of planned cables, bandwidth usage, and price erosion chipped away at what a shifting physical diversity of cables and evolving customer mix mean for Latin America. 

The Submarine Cable Boom as Told by the Last Five Years of TeleGeography Cable Maps

Have you gotten your 2018 submarine cable map yet? If so, you might have noticed that we're tracking a whopping 366 submarine cable systems this time around.

There's been lots of conversation about the recent boom in submarine cable construction. This flurry of activity becomes clearer when our annual map is viewed over time.