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Dec 15, 2022

Latin American Market Trends: Brazil and Mexico

As telecom analysts, my TeleGeography colleagues and I have been busy attending conferences and gathering market intelligence from many of the most prominent telecom companies around the world.

Recently, our travels took us to São Paulo and Mexico City for the Futurecom and Mexico Connect 2022 conferences.

There’s a lot going on in both the Brazilian and Mexican markets, so let’s recap some of the discussion themes that stood out.

Dec 7, 2022

Hypothetical Network Series #5: Let’s Throw Bandwidth at the Problem

So far, we’ve looked at several more conservative approaches to constructing a hybrid WAN.

But what if we went all the way down the rabbit hole to an all Internet WAN?

For example, throwing a lot of bandwidth at the network and letting SD-WAN take care of the internet performance.

Nov 28, 2022

Hypothetical Network Series #4: Adapting to Remote Work

The COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally changed the way we work. And our next scenario illustrates the reality that many IT infrastructure managers are currently facing.

(If you're new here, check out the first post in this series first.)

A large portion of the workforce is now remote at least part of the week. When employees are in the office, they continue to utilize bandwidth-hungry applications like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet to stay connected.

As such, many enterprises are thinking of consolidating the number of sites they have—while increasing bandwidth in those that remain open—in an effort to save money.

Nov 21, 2022

Hypothetical Network Series #3: BYOB Internet WAN

So far, we’ve looked at integrating DIA and business broadband into a hybrid WAN. But there are a host of other network services that corporate networks teams have employed in their network transformations.

Our next scenario represents an Internet-first WAN with data center sites, a BYOB (bring your own backbone), if you will.

This customer may be someone with their own servers looking to build a fiber loop around the globe to connect them, even if they are at a neutral facility. 

Nov 14, 2022

Hypothetical Network Series #2: Tiered Sites Approach

Use of the internet in corporate WANs is quickly growing. And for good reason.

Not only are internet services such as DIA and broadband cheaper than MPLS, many of the SaaS applications and cloud services that enterprises have adopted have been optimized to work over local internet connections rather than through central internet breakouts.

In addition, SD-WAN has emerged as a tool that allows WAN managers to incorporate these lower cost internet services into their network without sacrificing performance or security. But not every network site (or enterprise customer) is a good fit for an all internet WAN.

In our next two scenarios, we take an approach that we see many enterprises taking—designating network sites into tiers and assigning different network services to each tier. This allows companies to add in local internet breakouts at most offices, but keep some MPLS at higher priority sites that need service level assurances. 

Nov 7, 2022

Hypothetical Network Series #1: High Bandwidth MPLS

Back in 2019, we built a hypothetical network to illustrate how different network configurations might affect total cost of ownership (TCO).

Now that it's nearly 2023, we got to thinking, if Cheaper By the Dozen can get a reboot, why can't our hypothetical network series?

So here we are. The world has changed a lot in the last three years, and WAN managers are also facing a number of changes.

Oct 5, 2022

Price Erosion Remains the Universal Norm

Our latest Global Internet Geography Research Service refresh came with new pricing data.

And if you'd like a sample of this new data, you've come to the right place. Let's jump right in, shall we?

Sep 27, 2022

Simply Illuminating: Considering the Future of Optical Transport

Welcome back, podcast listeners. We're thrilled to dive into a new season of telecom tech talk.

First, you might have noticed that we look a little different than when we were last in your headphones. That's because we did a little old-fashioned rebranding while on summer break. What was once the WAN Manager Podcast is now TeleGeography Explains the Internet.

Aug 31, 2022

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.

Aug 3, 2022

How LEO Satellite Connectivity Might Change Enterprise Networks

Endeavors like SpaceX’s Starlink and Amazon’s Project Kuiper have brought lots of attention to the expanding market for connecting more residential customers to satellite broadband.

But how are enterprises affected by the growing satellite market?