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People love the image of Cuba with its vintage 1950s cars, but unfortunately it’s tech infrastructure is not much newer. And that’s why…
Companies that rent out data center floor space to companies are seeing their business boom as more services move to the cloud. Yet, not all markets or players are created equal.
Synergy Research ranked the top Iaas, PaaS and CDN providers by revenue for the fourth quarter. Some of the findings might surprise you.
Skype is the largest international voice provider in the world, and this year saw it continue to steal minutes away from carriers. Skype calls accounted for 167 billion minutes in 2012.
Undersea cable maps are for the deeply nerdy, but Telegeography has just produced one that’s beautiful and functional. Plus it shows we’re only using about 36 percent of the purchased capacity.
Sending traffic over long-haul pipes is much cheaper in most places than connecting back to a local point of presence. TeleGeography looked at the price differences and discovered that the service offering and the competitiveness of the market determine how much more you pay.
Good news for anyone shipping a bunch of bits around the world. IP transit costs are down and are dropping more rapidly. But this doesn’t mean cheaper broadband for most consumers given the lack of competition in the middle and last mile access businesses.
Broadband use in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America are growing incredibly quickly, but developed nations are still the heaviest broadband users. This research shouldn’t come as any big surprise but the fact that Norway has access to more bandwidth than Africa does.
Only five countries use more than 10 terabytes of capacity to feed their web surfing needs. But the rest of the world is catching up, and undersea cables worth $5.5 billion are coming online in 2012 and 2013 to feed those needs.
Thanks to the addition of multiple undersea cables, there’s more bandwidth capacity around the world, but prices are still relatively high along certain routes. A Telegeography report discovers that prices for bandwidth capacity along certain routes dropped, but not as much as one might expect.
That North America took the early lead in LTE subscribers should come as little surprise given all of the early LTE activity in the U.S. But TeleGeography found that North America is set to lose its title as early as 2013 as Asia ramps up.
Want to know how your packets from Rhode Island make it over to India? Or what about your VoIP calls from Hong Kong to Honolulu? Now there’s a map for that online, thanks to the folks at Telegeography showing where various undersea cables are.
Internet traffic has grown 62 percent in 2010, after logging a handsome 74 percent growth in 2009. The growth in traffic is coming from non-mature markets likes Eastern Europe and India where traffic growth is over 100 percent. But what does it mean?
The number of internet users in China rose by 9.4 in the first six months of the year, and is now at 420 million, according to China’s Internet Network Information Center. It’s a huge market, and one that’s getting faster speeds with government subsidized fiber deployments
When a crappy economy meets VoIP, cheaper IP telecommunications win, according to research out today from TeleGeography showing that the estimated growth of international telephone traffic in 2009 has slowed to a mere 8 percent, while Skype’s growth has accelerated by 51 percent.
The servers running our web applications, crunching numbers or serving up ads aren’t all in company-owned data centers — many are in co-location facilities, which have grown by 1.66 million square feet of floor space since 2008, an increase of 9 percent, according to a report out this morning from Telegeography research.
Wireless subscription growth slowed to 3 percent in the most recent quarter, down from about 5 percent during the same period a…
With every day that passes we become more convinced that the Internet in our hands aka on our mobile devices is going…
Only 2 percent of the world lives in a country where broadband penetration has exceeded 80 percent, according to a report out…
Thanks to the rising number of mobile phones around the world — and likely a loss of fixed lines — the number…