Discover the Tangible Effects of the “Subsea Cold War”

The geopolitical struggle between China and the U.S. has had a major impact on the submarine cable industry.

Many cables have experienced regulatory delays, and governments are seeking to influence the routing of new cables and the choice of cable suppliers.

Are we headed into a future with two separate networks—one U.S.-backed and the other China-backed?

For this year's Submarine Networks World keynote session, TeleGeography Research Director Alan Mauldin will focus on the tangible effects this so-called “Subsea Cold War” is having on network deployment, interconnection hubs, and capacity pricing.

Why Telecom Service Providers Need To Automate

In both 2021 and 2022, MEF CTO Pascal Menezes joined us on TeleGeography Explains the Internet to talk through the work MEF is doing on standardizing the enterprise network.

This season, we welcome a new face from the same team, Stan Hubbard, Principal Analyst at MEF.

Stan recently authored a State of the Industry Report for MEF, so I wanted to have him on to discuss his findings and see where the telecom industry is at with adopting new technologies.

Next Week’s Webinar Will Dive Into Asia’s Cloud Data Center and Connectivity Market

After a three-year dip, the pace of cloud region expansion is accelerating, with close to 50 planned regions in 2023 and beyond. Asia is the global leader with the most cloud data centers—more than the U.S. and Europe combined—with key infrastructure projects to watch.

Join TeleGeography Senior Research Manager Patrick Christian and Ciena's Brian Lavallée on Tuesday, September 12 at 11:00 a.m. ET for a live discussion covering the latest data on Asian cloud data centers.

SASE Spotlight: Why Partner With Multiple Security Vendors?

To write our 2023 Network Security Analysis, we asked a mixture of carriers and MSPs, SD-WAN vendors, and pure-play security vendors to tell us about their network security offerings.

The vast majority of our survey respondents were from carriers/MSPs, meaning they often source the security infrastructure and software from pure-play security vendors rather than developing their own security services.

Most providers used more than one security channel partner to offer their services. 

Are These WAN Sourcing Trends Real or Just Hype?

Season 5 of TeleGeography Explains the Internet is here, and we're kicking things off with Dennis Thankachan, Co-Founder and CEO at Lightyear.

Because Dennis is in the unique position of being able to see how enterprises are sourcing networks, I was excited to talk to him about some key WAN trends he has seen recently.

How Common SASE Products Are Being Offered

Our Cloud and WAN Research Service just unveiled a fourth WAN analysis module, and it's all about network security.

To write this analysis, we asked a mixture of carriers and MSPs, SD-WAN vendors, and pure-play security vendors to tell us about their network security offerings.

Here's a look at what these services are and how they are being offered.

Inside the Massive Market for Undersea Cables

It's always exciting to see submarine cable conversations happening in industries outside of telecom.

TeleGeography Research Analyst Lane Burdette was recently invited to the Institutional Real Estate, Inc. Podcast to talk about subsea cable infrastructure, the companies involved, investment opportunities, and the future of the industry.

Eight Enterprise Products, Explained

The geographic coverage of carriers’ enterprise network services varies significantly. Not every carrier connects to every city in their customers’ networks, and not all services are available everywhere.

When narrowing down the universe of potential suppliers, enterprises must first consider how their geographic requirements overlap a potential service provider’s physical network. They then must determine if the specific data services they require are enabled at each of the service providers’ PoPs.

TeleGeography's WAN Services Coverage analysis—part of our Cloud and WAN Research Serviceexamines carrier network connectivity and service availability from a geographic perspective.

Here's a snippet of that analysis, followed by some handy definitions.

Fiber Fever: Meet the ISPs Driving FTTH Deployment in South Africa

Earlier this month, South African ISP Vumatel announced that its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) infrastructure now passes two million homes. One million of these homes are in traditionally underserved areas, such as townships.

This network footprint means that Vumatel now presides over a more substantial FTTH network than Telkom South Africa’s Openserve unit.

Fiber ISPs are very much on the rise in South Africa, with multiple players gaining traction with their regional rollouts.

Unusually, the majority of these operators use an open access business model, allowing dozens of smaller companies to market and resell fiber connectivity.

Today, we take a look at the main players driving fiber growth in South Africa.

These Two Regions Account For About 65% of the World’s Cloud Data Centers

Cloud services have become a critical component of many enterprises' data management. And how enterprises reach the cloud service providers' data centers has become an important issue.

Traditionally, the plain old internet sufficed. But there's more than one way to skin a cat.