The Year in Slide Decks: Watch, Download, and Explore Our 2018 Telecom Presentations

Internet Pricing Conferences

By Jayne MillerNov 30, 2018


This year we've traveled from Bangkok to London, from Cape Town to Los Angeles. We've used these opportunities to continue our research and present our findings around the world.

As 2018 winds down, we've compiled the slide decks, interviews, and videos from a year of telecom travels. When viewed together, these presentations create a snapshot of the year in communication.

And what a year it's been. International internet capacity growth defied long-term trends in 2018 and accelerated for the first time since 2015. Africa led other regions in international internet bandwidth growth despite a slight slow-down in Sub-Saharan Africa's numbers. Further, between 2018-2020 cables worth an estimated $8.8 billion are expected to enter service.

Keep scrolling to explore more facts and findings from throughout the year. (And for a running list of the top telecom conferences on our radar, bookmark our master list.)

Pricing Limbo and Colocation Warning Signs at PTC 2018

During the 2018 Pacific Telecommunications Council Annual Conference, Director of Colocation Research Jon Hjembo treated attendees to an outlook of the colocation market. His presentation looked past recent headlines to take a more scrutinizing look at the industry, identifying potential flags for the networking world.

Senior Analyst Mike Bisaha took on the task of highlighting the year's biggest pricing trends, looking closer at price multiples, route conversions, and the impact of new cable projects.

Cables Coming Soon: Asia-Pacific Edition at APRICOT 2018

When Research Director Alan Mauldin ventured to Kathmandu to take part in APRICOT 2018 earlier this year, he covered the cadre of new cables—and new diverse paths—coming to the region during his presentation on Asia-Pacific trends. 

To learn more about these new cables you can download Alan's slides and watch his full presentation here.

Connectivity and Pricing Trends in Latin America at Capacity LATAM

Our own Anahí Rebatta presented Capacity and Connectivity in the Region: Exploring the Current State of the Wholesale Telecom Industry Across Latin America at Capacity LATAM 2018.

Anahí's exploration of planned cables, bandwidth usage, and price erosion chipped away at what a shifting physical diversity of cables and evolving customer mix mean for Latin America. 

For more insight on the Latin American cable boom, download Anahí's full slide deck here.

Celebrating 20 Years of the AC-1 at Subsea EMEA

Tim Stronge hit the stage at Subsea EMEA to talk about what has happened since AC-1 came online, including changes in the way we measure capacity (Trans-Atlantic capacity didn't hit the terabit level until 2006!), capacity usage across the globe, and price fluctuations.

To peruse more from the presentation, download Tim's slides here.

A Mass Extinction of Submarine Cables at Submarine Networks World

The rapid pace of demand growth is only going to require more international bandwidth in the coming years. While there's certainly lots of investment in new systems, cables built in the late 1990s and early 2000s continue to play a key role in global connectivity. But are their days numbered?

Alan Mauldin explored this topic at Submarine Networks World 2018. Download the presentation slides The Next Mass Extinction: Aging Submarine Cables.

Getting to Grips With the Innovative Future of Wholesale at Capacity Europe

While at Capacity Europe, Principal Analyst Erik Kreifeldt was joined by experts from Telefonica, PCCW Global, Orange, Verizon, and Deutsche Telecom to consider milestones achieved in the wholesale space .

His panel conversation covered opportunities in emerging markets, the impact of 5G, and the ways in which new technologies are impacting networks and the traditional carrier business model. We interviewed him about what questions were on his mind for the group.

Bandwidth and Pricing Trends in Africa at AfPIF 2018

Earlier this year Senior Analyst Patrick Christian shared his knowledge of bandwidth and pricing trends with the African Peering & Interconnection Forum. Patrick's analysis took the audience through the latest happenings in international bandwidth, namely continued growth in Africa and changes within the region.

 Download Patrick's slides and watch his full presentation here.


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Tim Stronge

Tim Stronge

Tim Stronge is VP of Research at TeleGeography. His responsibilities span across many of our research practices including network infrastructure, bandwidth demand modeling, cross-border traffic flows, and telecom services pricing.

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Alan Mauldin

Alan Mauldin

Alan Mauldin is a Research Director at TeleGeography. He manages the company’s infrastructure research group, focusing primarily on submarine cables, terrestrial networks, international Internet infrastructure, and bandwidth demand modeling. He also advises clients with due diligence analysis, feasibility studies, and business plan development for projects around the world. Alan speaks frequently about the global network industry at a wide range of conferences, including PTC, Submarine Networks World, and SubOptic.

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Anahí Rebatta

Anahí Rebatta

Anahí is a Senior Analyst at TeleGeography. As part of the infrastructure team, she heads the Global Internet Geography research service. Her regional focus is on Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Patrick Christian

Patrick Christian

Patrick Christian is a Senior Research Manager with TeleGeography. He heads the Cloud and WAN Research Service. He also focuses on African and European markets specializing in international bandwidth markets and internet infrastructure, WAN services, terrestrial and submarine cable systems, and international voice traffic analysis.

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