China Has 420M Internet Users and a Need for Speed

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…

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Google's Bet on Asian Bandwidth Boom Will Likely Pay Off

The underlying connectivity costs to send data from New York to London are up to eight times lower than if you wanted to send that data via the Pacific, according to Telegeography. But new cables will lower prices, which is good for bandwidth buyers like Google.…

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U.S. Carriers Are Running Out of Growth Options

It's hard to grow in a saturated market, but despite the 89 percent cell phone penetration the U.S. has, AT&T managed to pull out some impressive revenue growth, thanks to consolidation. But for U.S. carriers future growth will require new business models and applications.…

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Skype Steals Even More Minutes From Phone Companies

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.…

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What Our Compute Demand Looks Like

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.…

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