Capacity Middle East Takes an Inside Look at 2Africa

2Africa has been a hot topic since it was announced in May 2020.

And if this cable is on your radar, you might be interested to know that TeleGeography's own Paul Brodsky will be moderating the panel Subsea Middle East: An Inside Look at 2Africa at Capacity Middle East next month.

The Key Aspects of Colocation Pricing

The colocation data center sector is characterized by remarkable price stability—remarkable in that such external pressures as a global pandemic, geopolitical uncertainty, and regulatory restrictions have failed to dramatically sway prices in one direction or the other.

To be sure, there are sometimes short-term movements, but over the span of several years, collective rates shift only slowly from their baseline.

Let's delve into the key aspects of colocation pricing.

Scandinavian Skirmishes & Baltic Battlegrounds: Reviewing Regional Rivalries

Last year we investigated how major Scandinavian telecom groups Telenor, Telia, and Tele2 have followed a similar international strategy over the past decade: divesting the bulk of their Eastern European and Asian operations to concentrate on business closer to home.

Today we examine their ongoing activities within Scandinavia and the Baltic States and inspect how 5G and M&A continue to drive their respective strategies.

The WAN Managers Have Spoken (For Now)

We've crunched the numbers from our survey of WAN managers in 2021 and our new analysis is ready and waiting.

What'd we find?

New State of the Network Report Examines Telecom in a Time of COVID-19

Believe it or not, with 2022 comes our fifth State of the Network Report.

If this is your first State of the Network rodeo, think of this e-book as an annual telecom check-in, informed by another year of data collection and analysis from TeleGeography’s larger research portfolio.

As usual, we extract the major global bandwidth headlines, take a snapshot of the global internet, peruse the latest in data centers, check in on the cloud, and finish with an update from the voice market.

There’s no other way to put it. This State of the Network Report is a weird one.

Integrating Wireless into the WAN

One of the earliest and most persistent use cases for SD-WAN has been the ability to utilize alternative connectivity options like internet and fixed wireless. And our WAN Manager Survey data has shown us that, since 2018, MPLS has been losing ground to other wireline alternatives like DIA and broadband.

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.