Category Archives: Telegeography

Asia Bandwidth Supply, Demand & Pricing Trends

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TeleGeography LogoCapacity prices in Asia vary widely—a 10 Gbps wave connecting Jakarta and Singapore currently costs 10 times more than a 10 Gbps wave between Singapore and Hong Kong. Prices are also falling rapidly—median 10 Gbps prices throughout the region decreased 32 percent in the past year.

100G: Are the Potential Savings Worth the Investment?

As originally written and published on TeleGeography

While 10Gbps wavelengths comprise the majority of international capacity sales, new data from TeleGeography’s Wholesale Bandwidth Pricing Database demonstrate a financial incentive for customers with extremely high bandwidth requirements to purchase 100Gbps wavelengths. Median 100Gbps prices on key international routes are, on average, seven to eight times the price of comparable 10Gbps service, despite providing ten times the capacity. Furthermore, as 100Gbps technology is deployed more widely, prices are falling. Between Q2 2014 and Q2 2015, median prices on key international routes fell an average of 16%.

Are Hybrid Networks the Most Cost-Effective Solution for Enterprise Customers?

As originally written and published on TeleGeography

TeleGeography LogoNew data from TeleGeography’s Enterprise Network Pricing Service reveal that while IP VPN remains the most pervasive enterprise network service globally, it is not always the most cost-effective solution for every network site. While not perfect substitutes, replacing IP VPN with Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) or Layer 2 Ethernet VPN(EVPN) at some sites can result in significant cost savings.

The majority of MPLS IP VPN sales occur between 2 and 10 Mbps. At capacities of 10 Mbps or above, or in more remote geographies where VPN is priced at a premium or is not widely available, DIA services can provide an economical alternative. For example, in Q1 2015, the median price of a 10 Mbps DIA port in London was $398 per month, or 36 percent lower than the $626 monthly price of a comparable IP VPN port. Similarly, in Chicago, the median DIA port price was $387 per month, or 28 percent below the $536 per month charged for IP VPN. Price disparities in farther-flung markets are even more apparent. In Q1 2015, median 10 Mbps DIA prices in São Paulo and Sydney were $922 and $704 per month, respectively, or 43 percent lower than the price of IP VPN in both cities.

Median Monthly Lease Price, DIA vs. IP VPN, 10 Mbps

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Global Network Construction Resurgence

As originally written and published on TeleGeography

TeleGeography LogoNew data from TeleGeography’s Global Bandwidth Research Service reveal that international bandwidth grew 44 percent in 2014, to reach 211 Tbps. The 65 Tbps of new capacity deployed in 2014 are comparable to nearly the entire amount of bandwidth in service globally in 2011.

Carriers Expand WAN Offerings, but Coverage Disparities Persist

As originally published in TeleGeography

TelegeographyAs data networks become an increasingly critical component of international enterprises, carriers are expanding their portfolio of IP VPN and Ethernet wide area network (WAN) service offerings and their geographic coverage. However, new data from TeleGeography’s Global Enterprise Networks Research Service reveal that on-net service coverage varies widely by technology and geography.

Colocation Expansion Continues in Core Markets, but Growth Rates Vary

Originally posted by TeleGeography

TeleGeography LogoNew data from TeleGeography’s Colocation Database reveal that capacity in many core colocation hub markets has grown steadily over the past three years.

Business Broadband Prices Vary Widely by Geography

Originally posted by TeleGeography

October 09, 2014

TeleGeography LogoData from TeleGeography’s new Business Broadband Research Service reveal that business broadband prices vary widely, not just by country, but also within countries.

Colocation Cross-Connect Prices Vary Greatly Between U.S., Europe

Originally posted by TeleGeography

TeleGeography LogoTotal colocation prices, and the prices of individual components such as power, cabinet installation, and connectivity, can differ greatly from one market to the next. New data from TeleGeography’s Colocation Pricing Service reveal that fiber cross-connect prices are a particularly significant contributor to differences between colocation prices in the U.S. and Europe.

Global Capacity’s Ben Edmond Selected to Speak at WAN Summit New York

Global CapacityLeading network connectivity company Global Capacity recently announced that its Chief Revenue Officer, Ben Edmond, will speak at TeleGeography’s inaugural WAN Summit New York on April 29th in Midtown Manhattan, NY.  Mr. Edmond will partake in the session The Weakest Link: Overcoming the Limitations of Local Access, taking place at 3:00 PM.

During the session, Mr. Edmond will discuss key issues in enterprise access network design and procurement alongside an elite group of industry experts.  He will pinpoint the limitations of local access, and discuss how today’s network designers and strategists are overcoming these constraints.  Mr. Edmond will also provide an inside view into achieving reliable, efficient and cost-effective global Wide Area Network (WAN) connectivity by leveraging a network marketplace solution.