Jul 3, 2024

What We've Learned About Wavelength Pricing From The 2024 Conference Circuit Thus Far

Halfway through 2024, TeleGeography's pricing team has logged lots of frequent flyer miles on the conference circuit. From PTC in January, to Capacity events in March, and ITW later in the spring, we've been collecting as much pricing intel as possible.

As we sift through our notes—specifically our latest ITW findings—we begin to see a clearer picture of what's happening with wavelength pricing around the world.

Jun 3, 2024

Bandwidth Price Erosion: Accelerating on Some Routes, Still Stalled on Others

We’ve witnessed an unprecedented slowing of bandwidth price erosion globally over the past few years, as network investors, carriers, and customers grappled with delays in new network projects, existing system upgrades, and rising equipment costs.

For the first time, many customers found themselves asking if prices were actually increasing and when price declines would return to typical levels.

While the supply chain constraints and card shortages that spurred this trend have resolved themselves, geopolitical issues have not. As a result, recent price trends vary dramatically by region.

May 9, 2024

Your 2024 Telecom Conference Guide

Conferences and networking events are a big part of our research cycle.

There’s no better way to keep tabs on what’s happening in telecom than to meet with industry professionals, ask questions, present our data, and learn about what’s on the horizon.

No time for conference hopping?

Here's a collection of resources to catch you up on this year’s travels (so far), brought to you by our team of jet-setting analysts.

Apr 25, 2024

Are You Paying the Right Price for Global Connectivity?

The enterprise wide area network (WAN) market is in a state of flux, forcing multinational corporations to rethink how they design and source their networks.

Apr 3, 2024

The Reality of Latin American Connectivity

A few weeks ago, TeleGeography headed back to São Paulo to participate in the Capacity Latin America 2024 conference.

There were few dull moments, with the Latin American wholesale connectivity market full of activity. Among the many discussion points, a few key themes are worth mentioning.

Let’s have a look.

Feb 14, 2024

Global Pricing Trends in a New Era

At this year’s Pacific Telecommunications Council conference, I spent some time talking through TeleGeography’s latest pricing research findings and tackling the most common questions we've received over the past year.

In case you missed it, here's a recap of my Taylor Swift-themed presentation: Global Pricing Trends in a New Era.

Jan 16, 2024

The State of the Network in 2024

Another lap around the sun, a new TeleGeography State of the Network Report—a tradition we’ve kept since 2017.

No seven-year itch for us, though; we’re just getting started. As the world of telecommunications continues to turn, each edition brings even more to report on than the last.

Dec 18, 2023

Colocation Pricing Trends To Watch

The pressures of supply chain disruptions, electricity price volatility, and government intervention are impacting prices in the global colocation market.

As we continue to move through 2023, here are a couple of trends to keep an eye on.

Nov 13, 2023

Beware of Deep Fake TeleGeography

The age of generative AI is certainly exciting. The ability to quickly access answers to complex questions is poised to revolutionize the world. However, with great power comes great responsibility.  

When using these tools, it’s important to be mindful of some of the risks. Deep fakes are a growing concern for society at large and may have found their way to market research.

As we mentioned earlier this year, when it comes to submarine cable facts, AI may get some stuff right, but not everything.

In fact, you may be wondering, “does this mean there’s no need to subscribe to TeleGeography research anymore?” After all, can’t you just ask your favorite AI tool—whether it’s ChatGPT, Bard, etc.—to provide you with TeleGeography data?

I thought I’d ask Bard to show me some TeleGeography data. Are the results real or deep fakes? 

Oct 16, 2023

Africa Update: More Cables, Less Dependency on Europe

When Senior Research Manager Patrick Christian returned to the African Peering and Interconnection Forum this year, he did not come empty-handed.

Tucked into his suitcase—or, more accurately, safely stored in the cloud—was Patrick’s keynote presentation, a brand new African Network Geography Update.

Watch the recording below to explore global network trends, African bandwidth trends, localized content growth, and end-user demand.

You’ll also hear a bit about 2Africa and what we can expect when the cable system comes online.