What is Internet Middle Mile?

By Jayne MillerMar 5, 2021


We had a feeling that our expert team would deliver a winning discussion during our TeleGeography Deep Dive on internet middle mile.

And disappoint, they did not.

With middle mile emerging as one of the next major topics of interest for global enterprises, our event appropriately started with the explainer of all explainers on this new market segment. (And, yes, we recorded the overview for our readers who couldn't make the live event.)

If you've been following our recent posts on the topic, you've perhaps thought: "what is middle mile and why do I need to know about it?" If that sounds familiar, you might want to queue up this middle mile crash course.

In his presentation, Principal Analyst Erik Kreifeldt walks us through the middle mile provider proposition and thoughtfully illustrates the inner workings of this network segment.

Watch the full explainer below. (And if you want a closer look at the slides, you can download them here.)

Erik Kreifeldt

Erik Kreifeldt

TeleGeography Principal Analyst Erik Kreifeldt tracks the global market for enterprise and wholesale network services. He focuses on network transactions connecting enterprises with the cloud service providers that host their applications. In 2021, he launched TeleGeography’s Internet Middle Mile service. Before joining TeleGeography, Erik was an optical networking industry analyst and trade reporter. After covering networks for more than 20 years, he still draws inspiration from the profound-yet-underappreciated work of maintaining infrastructure essential for global commerce.

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