Quick public service announcement: after a virtual 2020 event, Capacity Europe is back in action for their 2021 conference. Participants are gathering in London October 18-21. (And for those who can't attend in-person, virtual participation is still available.)
Even better, the TeleGeography team will absolutely be among those in attendance.
Over the last decade, there has been substantial growth in demand for international bandwidth on major subsea cable routes.
In response to this rapid pace of demand growth (our research implies that demand is more than doubling every two years), there are over $2 billion of new cables entering service this year alone.
In short, demand is going up and we're seeing new cables.
This all makes sense.
But who is actually using this capacity? And will international demand continue to grow so expeditiously?
Here's the long and short of it: Africa leads the globe in international bandwidth growth. (You can read more of our sublime global bandwidth findings over here.)
With a lightning-fast growth rate and eight new cables in the works, this is an emerging market with network infrastructure projects to watch. So when it comes to bandwidth in Africa, we have a lot to talk about.
The enterprise WAN is increasingly built on an underlay, using various transport services from a variety of providers. So it's more crucial than ever to understand the footprint geography of your carriers, ISPs, NaaS providers, and cloud service providers.
We've got you covered. On Thursday, June 17 we're assembling a team of experts for a morning roundup of all things cloud and WAN geography.
There's plenty happening along the critical Europe-East Asia subsea route.
Senior Manager Jon Hjembo recently treated the Transport Networks Russia & CIS Conference to a virtual presentation on all things Europe-East Asia backbone transport, highlighting big developments and persistent trends in the region.
Surging demand for bandwidth and higher quality end-user experiences— of both the human and droid variety—continues unabated. This trend puts intense pressure on ICPs and network operators to maximize submarine network spectral and returns on limited submerged assets.
Join Ciena’s Brian Lavallée and our own Alan Mauldin on May 4 at 11 a.m. ET for a live discussion on this topic.
Capacity Middle East looks a little different this year. And not just because the program includes even more virtual presentations and panels.
The 2021 agenda outlines events from late March through May, leading up to the onsite event in Dubai.
TeleGeography is glad to again be a Capacity Middle East partner. You can tune in to catch our team during the online event proceedings, where we'll be sharing some of our newest insights on the region.