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04 September 2012
Brought to you in collaboration with TeleGeography's Global Bandwidth Research Service.
Prices for wholesale IP transit services continued to decline
globally over the last few years.
TeleGeography has identified that GigE ports declined at a
compounded annual rate of 34% in London, 28% in New York, 26%
in Hong Kong and 20% in São Paulo between Q2 2009 and Q2
Although prices have declined globally, significant geographic
differences remain. TeleGeography notes that the median GigE
price in Hong Kong has remained 2.7 to 5.1 times the price of a
GigE port in London over the past three years.
Similarly, the price of a GigE port in São Paulo has
remained between 5.2 and 8.2 times the price of a comparable
port in New York.
Bandwidth pricing continued to decline in 2012.
TeleGeography indicates that new subsea cable construction and
Infinera launched its Cloud Xpress portfolio last month, in a bid to better enable network operators to deliver cloud-based services worldwide. Here, Geoff Bennett – director of solutions and technology at Infinera – speaks exclusively to Capacity about the thought process behind the launch.
The Latin American region has seen its international internet capacity increase four fold in the last five years to reach 14.6Tbps, according to data from research group TeleGeography.
Fixed-line provider Colt has announced plans to support financial group BNP Paribas’ Real Estate division in Germany with network services.
Ofcom, the UK’s telecoms regulator, has today proposed a set of guidelines for margins that BT will have to uphold when wholesaling its superfast fibre offering to rivals.
Global Capacity has signed a wholesale agreement with PEG Bandwidth for the delivery of enhanced connectivity to markets in the US.
Asia-Pacific is home to three of the world’s top-ten economies, but its markets are competitive and carriers must innovate faster to combat shrinking margins.