A dollar doesn’t go very far these days. That is, unless you’re Cogent Communications, and in the market to buy Sprint’s fiber assets from T-Mobile.
This surprising story kicks off our latest list of recommended telecom reads.
T-Mobile sells Sprint fiber assets to Cogent for $1
Yes, you read that right. As this Fierce Telecom article explains, “A filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission shows Cogent will pay a $1 purchase price for Sprint’s fiber backbone and related assets.”
But wait, there’s more. Click the headline to find out why T-Mobile has also agreed to pay Cogent $700 million.
Lumen turns to Google for new trans-Atlantic subsea cable route
In sub cable news, “Lumen Technologies announced it is investing in a fiber pair on Google’s Grace Hopper subsea cable, adding a sixth option to its lineup of trans-Atlantic routes.”
(If you find yourself with a hankering for trans-Atlantic cable intel after reading the article above, here’s a presentation you might like.)
Trans-Pacific Bandwidth Forecasts and Trends
And if you’re into trans-Pacific cables, this is a good opportunity to mention that Research Analyst Marvin Tan recently participated in a webinar highlighting trans-Pacific submarine network opportunities.
You can download that presentation over here.
New networking era imminent as global internet bandwidth rises 28% in 2022
We just updated our Global Internet Geography Research Service and the new data is already making headlines.
The main takeaway in this article? Global internet bandwidth rose by 28% in 2022, continuing the return to “normal” from the pandemic-generated bump of 2020.
India seeks to regulate OTTs (again)
Service providers are still putting pressure on the Indian government to regulate OTTs. For a quick update on this front, check out the Light Reading news analysis linked above.
Africa’s Mobile Sector: Still Room for Growth
ICYMI—Research Analyst Pete Bell has a brand new trends piece out. Here’s an excerpt:
Africa’s mobile communications market continues to grow at a steady pace. And take up shows no signs of slowing.
Subscription numbers were up 5% in 2021, following growth of 7% the year before and 6% in 2019.
According to figures from our GlobalComms Database, at the end of 2021 the continent was home to 1.22 billion mobile subscriptions, up from 1.16 billion 12 months earlier.
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