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Trans-Pacific Bandwidth Forecasts and Trends

New presentation alert.

Research Analyst Marvin Tan recently joined Ciena and Hawaiki for a webinar highlighting trans-Pacific submarine network opportunities.

Internet Traffic and Capacity Remain Brisk

The internet continues its return to normal—however one chooses to define this term—in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With our newly updated Global Internet Geography Research Service,we conclude that the COVID-related expansion of internet traffic and bandwidth was largely a one-off phenomenon, and that the trends we had been observing in recent years have reasserted themselves.

International internet bandwidth and traffic growth have been gradually slowing in recent years, but they remain brisk.

Let's talk about that a bit.

A 2022 Update on African Network Geography

Last week, Senior Research Manager Patrick Christian shared an African network geography update with the African Peering and Interconnection Forum.

Patrick's keynote showcased fresh TeleGeography data with a look at global bandwidth trends, followed by a deeper dive into African network trends.

If you weren't among the audience in Kigali, you can still catch the recording below.

There’s No Comparison to Fiber

If you've ever made a “telephone” with a pair of tin cans and a string, you have an idea of how the Internet works.

Even in 2022, modern global telecommunications still functions in a somewhat similar manner.

Webinar: Trans-Pacific Submarine Network Opportunities

The trans-Atlantic submarine corridor was a hot topic when VP of Research Tim Stronge joined Ciena for a live presentation back in June.

Now it's time to shift our attention to the trans-Pacific. And Research Analyst Marvin Tan has just the data to share.

New U.S. Broadband Proposal Does the Electric Slide

🎶 It’s electric!
You can’t see it (it’s electric!)
You gotta feel it (it’s electric!) 🎶

Our August list of telecom reading recs starts off with new legislation designed to speed up broadband rollouts by tapping into the U.S. electric grid.

Also on the docket? An update on Ukrainian connectivity and a trio of TeleGeography experts in the news.

A is for Autonomous System: The Telecom Glossary of Your Dreams

Let's face it—there are a lot of definitions to memorize in the telecom space. And if you've ever racked your brain for what “MVNO” stands for on a Monday morning, you're not alone.

Here's a hot tip: there's a secret Telecom Glossary tucked away at the end of our free 2022 State of the Network Report.

Save it to your phone. Print it out and display it on your fridge. Or just keep reading to peruse the terms listed under A, B, and C.

Hot Data Center Summer

With summer in full swing, things are heating up—literally.

Like data centers.

Our July list of recommended reads touches on overheating data centers in the UK, a massive broadband outage in Canada, new submarine cables coming to Africa, and more.

Expectations for India’s Used International Bandwidth

Here's a headline you might have caught recently.

Our research indicates that India’s used international bandwidth is expected to grow at a compounded annual rate of 38% between 2021 and 2028. This rate of growth implies international bandwidth demand will increase 10 times over this period.

New Cables Are Coming to Africa

While used international bandwidth has significantly increased in Africa in recent years, the region has been plagued by submarine cable faults.

Here's a look at eight new cables planned to help reduce the impact of these faults and increase supply.