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International Bandwidth Soars to New Heights

With the annual update of our Global Bandwidth Research Service comes new insights for 2021.

Here's the big news: between 2018 and 2020 alone, international bandwidth used by global networks more than doubled to exceed 2,000 Tbps.

Content Provider Cables? Don't Call it a Comeback.

What's everyone been reading this month?

How Will Broadband Prices Fare Against a Satellite Boom?

Despite the expanding role satellite providers have in delivering connectivity, the vast majority of intercontinental capacity is carried by submarine cables. 

This will likely always be the case, but new constellation projects are poised to reshape how broadband is delivered to end users.

All Eyes on Europe-East Asia Backbone Transport

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.

The Rise of an Emerging 400Gbps Force

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.

Submarine Cables to Watch in 2021

Even though we've been mapping cables for over two decades, every year is still full of cable firsts.

First direct link between the Middle East and Australia. A major content provider's first investment in a key region. You get the idea.

Tour the Data Behind Our Latest Global Internet Map

Step right up. Today we're touring TeleGeography's latest Global Internet Map. (For your safety, please keep your hands, arms, and legs inside the vehicle at all times.)

2021 Global Internet Map Tracks Global Capacity, Traffic, and Cloud Infrastructure

There's so much information packed into our 2021 Global Internet Map that you might not know where to start.

You could begin by digging into the 35% growth we saw in international internet capacity—from around 450 Tbps to over 600 Tbps—between 2019 and 2020. 

Or you could scope out regional connectivity intel, noting that Europe is the region with the highest regional capacity; it also saw the largest growth from 2019 to 2020.

New State of the Network E-book Tracks Industry Changes, COVID Impact Across Tumultuous Year

More so than normal, our team is thrilled to usher in a new year.

Sure, that’s in part because a new year signals the release of our fourth State of the Network Report—and with it a new batch of data and analysis on the way the world is connecting. But mostly because 2020 presented a unique set of challenges to the world, our industry, and our team.

The Future of Work

If we think beyond quarantine, how do we envision getting back to work? Is office culture dead? Is it just on hold? Are big companies going to be less willing to fork over massive amounts of money for downtown office space?

These are among the questions pondered in one of our recommended reads for the month. Click below to peruse Rani Molla's thoughtful piece on the state of the office.