Global Bandwidth Research Service

TeleGeography’s Global Bandwidth Research Service is the world’s most comprehensive and authoritative source of data and analysis for long-haul networks and the undersea cable market.

Content Highlights

  • In-depth analysis of network operators, supply, demand, costs, and wholesale prices
  • 382 carrier network profiles
  • 351 submarine system profiles
  • Quarterly updates on network deployments, upgrades, acquisitions, and planned submarine cables
  • Searchable database of carrier networks and undersea cables
  • Downloadable file of both carrier and undersea cable databases
  • Interactive submarine cable map searchable by system owner, location, and operational date; search results link directly to system profiles

Supply & Demand

The Global Bandwidth Research Service provides expert analysis of supply and demand for long-haul network capacity and services. TeleGeography’s analysis encompasses:

  • Supply–bandwidth by route and region
  • International bandwidth usage from 2005 to 2015 for 171 countries
  • Effect of network upgrades and new cable construction on supply, competition, and pricing
  • Implications of network evolution on long-haul bandwidth demand
  • Summary table of planned submarine cables, including cable name, route, ownership, projected capacity and construction cost, landing stations, and ready-for-service dates

Worldwide International Bandwidth Growth, 2011-2015

Worldwide International Bandwidth Growth, 2011-2015

Costs

  • Undersea cable construction, upgrade, operating, and unit costs
  • Terrestrial network construction, upgrade, and operating costs

Construction Cost of New Submarine Cables Entering Service by Region, 2014-2018

Construction Cost of New Submarine Cables Entering Service by Region, 2014-2018

Prices

  • Regional pricing analysis covering developments in North America, Europe, Asia, trans-Atlantic, trans-Pacific, Latin America, Europe-Asia, Australia, Middle East, and Africa routes and regions
  • Price trends for SONET/SDH circuits and 10 Gbps wavelengths

Median 10 Gbps Wavelength Prices on Major International Routes, Q4 2015

Median 10 Gbps Wavelength Prices on Major International Routes, Q4 2015

Latency Statistics by Network

The Global Bandwidth Research Service provides round-trip delay latency from network operators for more than two thousand long-haul terrestrial network and submarine cable routes. These statistics can be downloaded as a complete data set.

Network Latency Spreadsheet

Network Latency Spreadsheet

Network Operator and Undersea Cable Profiles

TeleGeography’s Global Bandwidth Research Service profiles 382 long-haul network operators and 351 undersea cables.

Network operator profiles include network maps, a summary of cities covered, and undersea cable holdings. The profiles document carriers’ service offerings, purchase options, contact information, and company background.

Submarine cable profiles include cable maps, landing points, lit and potential capacity (by segment, where applicable), service offerings, contact information, and cable ownership information.

Networks Database

The Global Bandwidth Networks Database is a valuable online tool for understanding network geography and quickly identifying potential partners and rivals. Use the database to answer such questions as:

Which carriers connect to both Prague and Stockholm?

AT&T, BICS, BSO Network Solutions, BT Global Services, China Unicom ,Cogent Communications, Colt, Deutsche Telekom, euNetworks, FiberRing, Hibernia Networks, Interoute, KDDI, KPN International, Level 3, NTT Communications, Rascom, RETN, Telefonica, Telekom Austria, Telia Carrier, Turk Telekom International, Verizon, Vodafone

What undersea cables land in the Oman?

Asia Africa Europe-1 (AAE-1), Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG), Europe India Gateway (EIG), FALCON, Gulf Bridge, International Cable System (GBICS)/Middle East North Africa (MENA) Cable System, Gulf2Africa (G2A), Middle East North Africa (MENA) Cable System/Gulf Bridge International, OMRAN/EPEG Cable System, Pishgaman Oman Iran (POI) Network, SeaMeWe-3, SeaMeWe-5, Silk Route Gateway (SRG-1), Tata TGN-Gulf, Transworld (TW1)