State of the Network: Piecing Together Telecom Trends in 2023

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By Kristin LeeFeb 13, 2023


The wait is over. The 2023 State of the Network Report is finally here and it's our sixth annual check-in on all things telecom, if you can believe it.

We again extract 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.

But what’s new and different? What’s the data telling us in 2023? 

Here’s a taste of what you’ll find in this year’s rundown:

  • Demand for international bandwidth is nearly doubling every two years.
  • While 10 GigE remains a relevant increment of IP transit, particularly in more emerging markets, its share of the transaction mix continues to yield to 100 GigE.
  • Critically necessary plans are underway to pursue more sustainable development in the data center sector.
  • Close to 50 new cloud regions are expected to launch over the next couple of years.

Taken together, this information pieces together what we’ll be talking about in the year ahead, each data point another patch in the quilt that is 2023.

This report is informed by another year of data collection and analysis from TeleGeography’s larger research portfolio. (To get specific: this intel was collected throughout 2022. You can find more of it within our full suite of research apps.)

Thanks for your continued readership and interest in our work. You can download this year’s report over here.

Many thanks to our 2023 chapter sponsors:

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