Internet players invest USD100 billion-Analysys Mason Report

Competition is ripe and heating up in every product, industry and domain. The battle has now reached the Internet players. Recently Facebook hit the news for its pilot project where drones would be used to increase the connectivity and penetration of Internet. A recent report by Analysys Mason only strengthens the news.
A new study from the telecom specialist firm Analysys Mason shows the internet players are investing upto USD 30 Billion per annum. These investments are spent on data centres, submarine cables and the multitude of servers that store, process and serve content to end users and is in excess of the money spent on content and software.
Region wise, Europe emerged as the largest destination for these investments amounting to about one third of the total investments. Many international cables meet in Europe and thus emphasis it’s role as the hub for internet traffic. It also hosts world’s largest IXPs and has a large population of Internet users. As a result it is attracting investments from companies world over especially US.
The companies covered in this report include online companies like Spootify, Google and Facebook as well as multi-platform businesses like BBC or the New York Times.
Time will stand a testament to how the battles are fought and who emerges the winner.

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October 1, 2014 11:10 am 11:10 AM
Facebook aims to use a mix of solar-powered aircraft and low-orbit satellites to beam signals carrying the internet to hard-to-reach locations. The drones, flying at 65,000ft (19,800 metres), will be capable of staying in the air for months. They are relatively cheap and will be most effective for suburban areas that do not have the cables or infrastructure to carry internet or telephone signals. The drones are effectively mobile phone masts in the sky and bounce smartphone communications between satellites and base stations on Earth. Low-orbit and geosynchronous satellites, which have orbits that match the Earth’s rotation and are effectively… Read more »
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October 1, 2014 9:39 am 9:39 AM
A online survey ‘connected world 2’ conducted by Tata communications aimed at capturing behavioral,technical and philosophical responses in relation to people’s association,understanding and emotional connection to the internet found that over half of Indians who participated said they could not survey beyond five hours without access to the internet.The emotional reaction to lack of internet connectivity was high with 80% of Indians surveyed saying they feel high emotional stress if they have no access for five hours and 20% get angry if they are unable to connect.The survey showed Indians are very active users and show quite negative emotions when… Read more »
October 1, 2014 12:06 pm 12:06 PM

Thanks @Apple lover for pointing out the report. I have gone through the report and some of the statistics are very interesting and unique.

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October 1, 2014 6:17 pm 6:17 PM

Welcome Sonali….i love your articles too….Best Wishes for your efforts……

October 1, 2014 10:26 pm 10:26 PM

Thanks for the wishes Apple Lover

October 1, 2014 3:37 pm 3:37 PM

The report seems interesting..Can you provide a link?

October 1, 2014 5:03 pm 5:03 PM

Sure, you can find the link here