Understanding China’s internet landscape and a solution for your middle mile challenges.
It’s been a week since Globalinternet met with over 30 network and technology professionals, all eager to learn from each other and from key industry experts about the transformation of enterprise networks and the specific challenges within their own digital journeys.
Having taken part in this industry – and its evolution – for over 20 years, I am always surprised by how much there’s still to learn. The market moves fast, technologies even faster, and in this first part of a longer post, I’d like to share what were my key takeaways from this day.
Funnily enough, this presentation started with a slide of “things that you know about China’s internet – and things that you might not know”. To be fair, I didn’t know that there are over 75.000 licensed telecom businesses in China, and that more than 3.000 are ISPs. Many of these are very local with limited coverage. Even the “big three*" have their own strengths depending on the region.
My takeaways from the first session:
Though many of our attendees were keen on learning about China, our middle mile presentation quickly became one of the stars of the show. It’s been mentioned many times how an internet-based network is key to get the most of your SD-WAN, but still that “middle mile” and what we call “internet weather” play a key part in the performance and quality of our customers’ global networks.
My takeaways from the middle mile presentation:
Graphic above: Real-world example: Test result – simulated VoIP calls from Amsterdam to Manila. Average packet loss with middle mile solution (green) and without middle mile solution (red).
The afternoon continued with a panel discussion about Elekta’s SD-WAN journey. Globalinternet has been a partner of Elekta along this process and I was honoured to sit together with Elekta and technology provider, Videns IT to discuss this process.
More on this on my next post.
*China's Big Three: China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom