It's a big week for map resources around here.
Allow us to add one more into the mix: our new, free Cloud Infrastructure Map.
Lots of submarine cable chatter this week around the announcement of 2Africa, the latest cable from owners Facebook, Vodafone, MTN Group, China Mobile, WIOCC, Orange, Telecom Egypt, and Saudi Telecom.
We pulled several stories about the Facebook-backed cable, what it means for connectivity in the region, and how much folks expect it to cost. Keep scrolling for more.
In our research, we think a lot about the nature of interconnection.
And in our ongoing effort to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global networks, we wanted to highlight what’s happening in the nodes where interconnection takes place—data centers.
We spoke with experts across the market to get a sense of how they’re working through the crisis. They gave us insight on how the situation is affecting demand, operations, supply, and new construction.
This month we're sharing posts on prepaid wireless plans, cloud computing, conference call technology, and worldwide mobile data usage.
Keep scrolling to enjoy our picks.
Today we answer the burning question "what is peering and how does it work?"
Principal Analyst Patrick Christian boarded yet another plane for Africa last month—this time to Mauritius—to join the 10th Anniversary African Peering and Interconnection Forum.
This year, Patrick's presentation explored the shifting connectivity landscape in Africa and its effect on interconnection hubs, showing that new hubs may soon emerge as more and more cities reduce the cost of connectivity and invest in more infrastructure.
The majority of new submarine capacity upgrades and cable deployments are designed to address the voracious growth in data flowing between large data centers via submerged information superhighways.
There is simply no networking technology that comes close to optical networks in terms of scalability, reliability, and economies of scale. This means, that as an industry, we must continue to rapidly innovate upon submarine optical networking technology today, and well into the future.
What does the future hold for the global bandwidth market? The two most predictable trends are persistent demand growth and price erosion.
Beyond that, operators will have to navigate major uncertainties in continuing to move forward in an evolving sector. Here are a few of the key trends, among many, that will affect the long-haul capacity market in the coming years.
We've learned a lot about WAN management through our involvement with the WAN Summit. Perhaps you've read some of our major takeaways after each of these events around the globe.
Today we're revisiting six conversations that showcase the breadth of challenges faced by WAN managers. These full-session videos cover the cloud, hybrid WAN implementation, security, sourcing, and other network headaches. They also represent discussions in all corners of the globe, from Singapore to Frankfurt to New York.