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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
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.
TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) has selected Ciena’s converged packet optical platform for the pan-European segment for its global fibre network.
LTE broadcast, or “LTE multicast”, is a solution that aims to address video content delivery problems faced by operators, allowing a more efficient use of network resources.
With the bandwidth trading market showing signs of revival, does any of the current crop of players look to have the right formula? Guy Matthews investigates.
Switzerland’s telecoms regulator, Bundesamt fur Kommunikation (Bakom), has updated the rules on pricing regarding access to incumbent Swisscom’s network.