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What's Behind the Middle East Bandwidth Surge?

Readers of our Pricing Suite's latest Bandwidth Pricing Report already know that the Middle East serves as both an important node and a crucial transitway for international capacity.

Cable operators were extremely busy between 2011 and 2017 when they turned up nine new cables in the region. But submarine cable activity slowed quite a bit between 2018 and 2020, as no new cables were launched in the region.

Trends Stay on Track: A Massive Global Bandwidth Pricing Update for 2021

The network faced a host of new demands and challenges in 2020, but many of the key trends that characterized the wholesale market prior to the pandemic held true.

Demand growth remains robust. And while the pace of price erosion moderated in many markets over the past year, prices still continued to decline.

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.

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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.

Driving Competition in the Middle East Subsea Market

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.

It's Time for Regional Trends in Latin America

Capacity LATAM is back for 2021. And Senior Analyst Anahí Rebatta is already prepping her popular annual presentation on regional trends.

Join us for a special pre-event rundown of the Latin America market, including new subsea developments.

The Tortoise and the Fiber Pair

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."