Our data shows that a majority of enterprises have more than one IaaS provider. For SaaS, that number can be dozens, hundreds, even more. And most have moved the majority of their data centers off corporate premises to some kind of shared facility.
This means most companies are dealing with multi-cloud connectivity in some shape or form; WAN managers of course have to handle that from a performance and cost perspective.
What can we say about this month's roundup of recommended telecom reads?
We've got a brilliant BBC review of recent content provider cable investments. We dabble in the latest satellite news. We begin the 6G discourse. We even sprinkle in a little submarine cable TikTok, as a treat.
Last month Luxembourg-based Millicom International Cellular sealed a pair of deals that will see it exit the African telecom sector once and for all.
Its stake in Ghanaian joint venture AirtelTigo was sold to the country’s government. Tigo Tanzania and Zanzibar Telecommunication (Zantel) were offloaded to a consortium led by Axian—the company that previously acquired Millicom’s Senegal-based business in 2018.
The enterprise WAN is increasingly built on an underlay, using various transport services from a variety of providers. So it's more crucial than ever to understand the footprint geography of your carriers, ISPs, NaaS providers, and cloud service providers.
We've got you covered. On Thursday, June 17 we're assembling a team of experts for a morning roundup of all things cloud and WAN geography.
Today seems like a good day to unveil our 2021 Submarine Cable Map, don't you agree?
We've said it before and we'll say it again. When it comes to the global bandwidth market, the two most predictable trends are persistent demand growth and price erosion.
But if the latest update of our Global Bandwidth Research Service teaches us anything, it's that there's more beneath the surface.
We often say that we'll be taking a "deep dive" into an issue at the beginning of our WAN Manager Podcasts. Today we almost mean that literally, as Greg welcomes TeleGeography Research Director Alan Mauldin to talk about submarine cables.