It turns out that birthday celebrations are in order.
The COVID-19 bump is over, at least as far as internet bandwidth demand goes.
This was a recurring theme during the recent discussion "How to Improve Your IP Traffic Performance and Security: Key Trends, Challenges, and Strategies," which was a special Carrier Community webinar sponsored by the team at GTT.
As Africa fuels new submarine cable development via the world’s highest international bandwidth growth rate, African network operators are rapidly evolving from network connectivity providers to digital service providers.
This metamorphosis requires a high-performance low-latency submarine network, broad geographic coverage, and access to data center assets.
Join our own Paul Brodsky and experts from Ciena and Angola Cables on October 6 at 11:00 a.m. ET for a live discussion on this topic.
Hold on, let me quickly grab my crystal ball.
Okay. Now that I've got that, let's see what it says about the future of the global internet. (And let's all agree that by "crystal ball" I mean "notes from our 2021 Global Internet Geography update.")
Guess what? We upgraded our Interactive Submarine Cable Map.
Your favorite cable resource—currently sponsored by HMN Tech—now depicts a huge 487 global cables and 1,304 unique landing stations. Even better, we layered in new functionality to search and select multiple cables, landing points, countries, RFS years, and suppliers.
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.
Today we're living on the edge!
Whether we're talking security and SASE, NaaS, or cloud computing—or many other topics, honestly—edge networks and edge computing are likely to make it into the conversation.
We've said it before and we'll say it again. When it comes to the global bandwidth market, the two most predictable trends are persistent demand growth and price erosion.
But if the latest update of our Global Bandwidth Research Service teaches us anything, it's that there's more beneath the surface.