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MPLS IP VPN and DIA Service Trends in 2018

TeleGeography’s Cloud and WAN Infrastructure analyzes service and pricing trends for four key enterprise network services: virtual private networks (VPNs) based on internet protocol (IP) and multi-protocol label switching (MPLS); dedicated internet access (DIA); Ethernet VPN (EVPN); and Ethernet private line (EPL).

This analysis—which has recently been updated with new data—reviews these services and the developing software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) service.

Today we’re sharing trends in MPLS IP VPN and DIA services. Check back next week when we dive into Ethernet VPN and SD-WAN.

Where Are the World's Cloud Data Centers and Who is Using Them?

TeleGeography’s Cloud and WAN Infrastructure details the international wide area network (WAN) services, cloud connectivity offerings, and cloud geographies of 170 WAN service providers.

Since the 2018 update is now available to our subscribers, we thought it would be a good time to take a closer look at who is connecting to the cloud and where cloud data centers are located based on our latest batch of data.

Island Hopping: Disrupting the Status Quo in Jamaica, Barbados and the Bahamas

The Caribbean telecom sector has long been the stomping ground of Digicel Group and Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC, now part of Liberty Latin America [LLA]). But recent years have seen fresh blood injected into a number of key markets in the region following an atypical wave of licensing activity.

Today we’re charting the respective progress of three new players: ALIV in the Bahamas, Ozone Wireless in Barbados, and Caricel in Jamaica.

Cables Coming Soon: Asia-Pacific Edition

When Research Director Alan Mauldin ventured to Kathmandu to take part in APRICOT 2018 earlier this year, he covered the cadre of new cables—and new diverse paths—coming to the region during his presentation on Asia-Pacific trends. 

Connectivity and Pricing Trends in Latin America

Last week our own Anahí Rebatta presented Capacity and Connectivity in the Region: Exploring the Current State of the Wholesale Telecom Industry Across Latin America at Capacity LATAM.

Anahí's exploration of planned cables, bandwidth usage, and price erosion chipped away at what a shifting physical diversity of cables and evolving customer mix mean for Latin America. 

The Submarine Cable Boom as Told by the Last Five Years of TeleGeography Cable Maps

Have you gotten your 2018 submarine cable map yet? If so, you might have noticed that we're tracking a whopping 366 submarine cable systems this time around.

There's been lots of conversation about the recent boom in submarine cable construction. This flurry of activity becomes clearer when our annual map is viewed over time.

Recommended Reads: Demand for Interconnection, Big Ethernet Moves, and More

It's time for another batch of telecom stories from around the internet.

This month we're sharing the latest submarine cable talk, some fiber footprint chatter, and a handy explainer on why you're seeing AT&T's name in the news.

Keep scrolling for these links and others. 

Game of Phones: How Fresh Blood Could Reshape the Mobile Battleground of Brazil

Brazilian full-service telecom operator Oi has had a rough ride since the 2014 collapse of its ill-fated merger with Portugal Telecom. Oi remains saddled with an enormous debt from this move; the telco filed the largest bankruptcy request in Brazil’s history in June 2016, effectively leaving it at the mercy of its creditors.

Today we look at the front-runners for a potential takeover of Oi, as well as related companies and assets that could come into play in the next few years.

Webinar: Contracts and SLAs in the SD-WAN Environment

An SD-WAN enabled network transformation raises unique issues about the way enterprise customers source and contract these services.

Getting what you bargained for during contract negotiations is paramount. But so is maintaining flexibility in your legal arrangements to ensure that your organization maximizes the benefits of moving your network to an SD-WAN solution.

Four Facts About Provider Connectivity

Every network must rely on other networks to reach parts of the internet that it does not itself serve; there is no such thing as a ubiquitous internet backbone provider.

So how do providers stack up against one another in terms of connectivity?