Spotlight

A Treasure Trove of Telecom Interviews to Read Before 2018

Last year we decided to experiment with interviewing TeleGeography experts on the stuff they know best: submarine cables, pricing, colocation, bandwidth, capacity, making maps, enterprise networks, and much more.

Our subscribers know that this experiment turned into the TeleGeography Spotlight.

New Capacity, Competition in Latin America

If you've been asking yourself lately what the future of wholesale telecom looks like in Central America and the Andean Region, today's Spotlight interview will be of particular interest.

There's So Much More to the Colocation Sector Than You Realize

Colocation is just a collection of buildings, right? It's a bunch of square feet, measured out for network storage. A series of wires and cages—not much of a story there.

If you talk to TeleGeography's Director of Colocation Research Jon Hjembo for only a few minutes, you'll learn how wrong that is.

You Can Never Have Too Much Bandwidth

When our VP of Strategy Stephan Beckert agreed to sit in the hot seat for this month's Spotlight, I knew I wanted to ask him about the state of the global internet.

Where are new cables? Who is investing in them? What do they mean? The internet is growing, right? How are content providers contributing to this story?

The Data Centers Are Coming to Africa

About a year ago I spoke with Senior Analyst Patrick Christian about the local exchange of content in Africa. He gave me a crash course in capacity—how content providers in Africa generally host their content abroad because the cost to do so has always been much lower.

We talked caching, local exchange, and traffic.

With Patrick prepping for a presentation at the 2017 African Peering and Interconnection Forum, it was the perfect opportunity to check in. I got lots of updates about the state of local content, as well as the scoop on the big new story in Sub-Saharan Africa: the coming of the cloud.

And Just When You Think Bandwidth Prices Can't Go Lower...

How low can they go? 

We've asked this question again and again as bandwidth prices have fallen over the last few years. 

Where the Internet is (And Why)

Would an internet hub by any other name smell as sweet? TeleGeography Principal Analyst Erik Kreifeldt is here to tell us.

The Irrational Exuberance of Submarine Cable Bubbles

Things are going well in the submarine cable industry. (Exhibit A. Exhibit BExhibit C.) But is it too good to be true?

Making Submarine Cables Works of Art

You might not be surprised to learn that we have a lot of maps here at TeleGeography.

Keeping His Head in the Cloud: How Greg Bryan Helps Network Managers Problem Solve

How do you help hundreds of network managers, IT professionals, and service providers face some of their biggest technological challenges?