I recently had the pleasure of not only attending the 2022 European Peering Forum, but also presenting my own update on interconnection geography.
Unsurprisingly, there was a lot to cover. A full 47 slides, to be exact.
Here are some highlights from my presentation.
Global International Bandwidth Developments
In this section, I covered new developments in submarine cable deployment, as well as international bandwidth growth, forecasts, and pricing.
European International Bandwidth Developments
Next, I shifted gears to focus on Europe. (It was the European Peering Forum, after all.)
I covered submarine cable landings, growth and trends of intra-European networks, as well as growth and trends of networks connecting to Europe.
A few fast facts when it comes to subregional capacity connected to Europe:
- Total Africa-Europe connectivity has hovered around 80% for the past five years.
- North Africa’s international connectivity is almost 100% to Europe, while Sub-Saharan Africa’s share of connectivity to Europe has dropped to about 60%.
European Pricing Trends
I also shared some graphs highlighting:
- Weighted median prices for 10 Gbps wavelengths on key European routes
- Weighted median 100 GigE IP transit prices in Europe
- 10 GigE and 100 GigE IP transit prices across European markets
Quick View of IX, CDN, and Cloud Data Center Growth
In this section, I showed IX presence, CDN global distribution, CDN geography, and the cloud data center landscape.
Trends We’re Tracking
To conclude my presentation, I noted the trends we’re tracking as we look ahead at European growth.
For example, within Europe, we see new growth southward and eastward. And Europe continues to grow as a hub (in capacity, if not share).
Want to see more?
You can download my entire presentation right over here.