The Middle East Telecommunications Map focuses on 16 countries in the Middle East, and depicts all submarine cables that are currently active in or that traverse the Middle East, as well as cables that are in advanced stages of planning.
Residential consumers in North America rate Internet service the highest in importance, followed by wireless, subscription video, and then voice – with 97.3 percent of respondents subscribing to an Internet service, and 78.9 percent subscribing to landline telephone service.
The survey found that Internet usage now exceeds conventional television viewing for more consumers with a data connection.
A few months ago the Google Policy team contacted Diffraction Analysis and asked us to analyze alternative connectivity models and how they worked. The result is this white paper entitled Connectivity Models for Developing Economies.
In this paper we examine a number of cases that do not conform to the standard model being displayed for developing economies.
Have you ever noticed your Internet speeds slowing down when you’re in a crowded office or trying to stream a movie at a peak time like 8 p.m. on a weeknight?
You’re likely experiencing Wi-Fi congestion – caused by the huge growth in Wi-Fi traffic around the country.
Emerging markets are the key focal point when considering smartphone and mobile internet access growth. According to IDC, in 2013 the worldwide smartphone market surpassed 1 billion units shipped — that’s up from 752 million in 2012.
This boom has been mainly powered by consumption in the China market, which has tripled in size over the last three years.
Worldwide 4G LTE-related mobile network service provider subscriptions reached 229.7 million in 2013, and will continually grow at a CAGR of 43.6 percent between 2013 and 2019 — eventually exceed 2 billion subscribers.
The large population base in the Asia-Pacific region, and cost-competitive smartphones, has accelerated the remarkable subscriber adoption thus far.
From 2009 to 2013, international bandwidth usage grew 61 percent per year within the Middle East and 69 percent annually in Africa — that’s a seven-fold and eight-fold increase, respectively.
Intra-regional bandwidth growth for both regions is outpacing global growth — averaging 82 percent annually in the Middle East and 88 percent per year in Africa over that span.
The enterprise network is in full transformation as new technology enters the workplace. The decades of status-quo in network architecture is suffering as compelling trends like BYOD, remote access, smart devices, and cloud computing revamp legacy environments.
As a result, network security has been propelled to the top of the agenda for CIOs and IT managers.
According to ABI Research, more than 55 percent of the least expensive country tariff plans are now on 4G LTE technology — that’s compared to just 22 percent a year ago.
This performance has been driven by the aggressive deployment of LTE-based mobile networks and a wider choice of consumer-centric LTE smartphones.
“The pent-up demand for new Converged Cable Access Platform equipment is evident in the early volume deployments of CCAP gear, and we expect the upward trend in combined CMTS and CCAP channel shipments to continue as operators prepare their networks for DOCSIS 3.1,” notes Jeff Heynen.
Meanwhile, 4Q13 marks the highest number of combined CMTS and CCAP upstream and downstream DOCSIS channel shipments on record, owing largely to a 192% sequential jump in CCAP channel shipments.