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.
What's everyone been reading this month?
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.
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.
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.
A new subsea cable between Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands leads our list of telecom stories this month.
Expected to be ready for service by 2022, it's not just tortoises who will enjoy improved capacity. The project will "provide significant benefits for tourism, scientific research, education, and commerce in the region."
Tech giants are investing in submarine cables, sure. But you already know that part of the story.
It gets interesting when we look closer at the number of cables hyperscalers are investing in, for how much, and where.
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.