Internet

Does 70% of the World’s Internet Traffic Flow Through Virginia?

Have you heard the one about 70% of the world’s internet traffic flowing through northern Virginia? This factoid has been cited in The Washington Post and Business Insider, among other major publications and government websites.

This statistic always seemed a little unlikely to us, so we sought out a few different ways to test its validity.

What Now, WhatsApp?

New month, new headlines.

Our team has been reading about the recent WhatsApp exploit. The experts at Motherboard and BBC both have articles worthy of your time, especially if you're looking for candid conversations about security, spyware, and encryption. 

Key Trends in an Evolving Global Bandwidth Sector

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.

How Do You Fit More Data into a Cable?

Google and SubCom are turning to space-division multiplexing within their new Dunant cable. The pair is angling to engineer the fastest fiber-optic cable of it's kind. (We can talk about whether or not new submarine cables are really giving us faster internet another time.)

This Month the Cable Market is Booming with Big Tech, Setting Internet Speed Records

Wow—a lot of submarine cable news this month.

From a deep dive into global communication from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal's exploration of the Huawei case, there's a lot for any telecom fiend to take in.

We'll keep the fanfare brief. Keep scrolling to read these stories, as well as a Popular Science post about a new internet speed record, Bloomberg's profile on big tech in telecom, and the best SD-WAN conversation you'll hear all week.  

Introducing the WAN Manager Digest, Our New Membership for Enterprise Professionals

We've written about the cloud, the rise of SD-WAN, and networking pricing trends. And our new WAN Manager Survey is a treasure trove of analysis about the challenges faced by modern networking professionals.

Wouldn't it be nice if you could access all of this exclusive content in one spot? 

Great news. Today we're launching the WAN Manager DigestThis exclusive subscription for enterprise professionals bundles our most popular WAN resources into one easy online membership.

The (Google) Data Centers are Coming

As another month of 2019 comes to a close, we're looking back at the telecom headlines that caught our attention in February. 

Our top pick is about Google's big plans for 2019—$13 billion worth of plans, to be exact. Take a look at the Lightwave article below to see what we're talking about.

We've also got 5G news, the latest on Huawei, and some Irish internet history. A little something for everyone this month—enjoy.

Where We're Going, We Don't Need Roads: Going Back to the Future With Submarine Cables

What would Doc Brown do? This might be a weird question to ponder at a TeleGeography telecom workshop. But here we are.

During this year's annual telecom rundown at PTC, Research Director Alan Mauldin took the audience time hopping through bandwidth demand drivers, interregional routing changes, cable landings, cable investments, and future cable requirements. 

Nothing We Love More Than a New Submarine Cable Map

There is little that the TeleGeography team loves more than a new map.

So it makes sense, dear reader, that our valentine to you would be map-themed. In that spirit, we're thrilled to unveil our 2019 submarine cable map.

Three Things You'll Learn From Our 2019 State of the Network E-book

Last week we dropped our annual State of the Network e-book. This free resource marries the top findings from four of our most popular research services into one handy guide. 

If you haven't had a chance to peruse the new edition, we thought we'd whet your appetite with a few interesting tidbits from this year's findings.