A Primer For Anyone Who Has Ever Googled “What is SD-WAN?"

Faced with the one-two punch of growing bandwidth demand and restricted network budgets, corporate wide area network (WAN) managers are constantly looking to optimize WAN design without sacrificing performance.

Enter SD-WAN.

Clara Chua @ Asian Carriers Conference

TeleGeography's Asia-Pacific Business Development Manager, Clara Chua, will be attending the Asian Carriers Conference in Cebu, Philippines on September 6-9, 2016. Meet up with Clara at the event to discuss TeleGeography's latest research offerings. 

Say Hello to the Newer, More Consolidated U.S. Cable and Broadband Sector

The US cable TV and broadband sector has undergone a major period of consolidation in the last six months, signaling big changes in the market’s DNA.

Case in point: Charter Communications completed takeovers of Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Bright House Networks in May this year, while the Amsterdam-based telecoms investment firm Altice finalized buyouts of Suddenlink and Cablevision in December 2015 and June 2016, respectively.

What You Missed at DataCloud Europe 2016

This June, Broad Group’s DataCloud Europe 2016 brought some 1,500 participants representing 73 countries to Monaco.

I was pleased to be one of those 1,500 people. For the TeleGeography readers who couldn’t be in Monaco this year: don’t worry – today I’m sharing highlights from the epicenter of the conference.

Mythbusters: Revenge of the Cable Myths, Part III

In Part II of TeleGeography's Mythbusters presentation at SubOptic 2016, Alan Mauldin busted five myths that ranged from whether capacity demand is doubling every two years to a quote from the movie Gravity that the destruction of a single satelite would lead to half of North America "losing their Facebook." In the concluding part of this series, Tim Stronge returns to the stage to take on myths about energy costs pushing decisions about content providers' data center locations, multiple parties building on the same route and "adult" content driving most Internet traffic. 

SD-WAN: Intuit Offers a Case Study in How to Manage the Migration

While the potential benefits of incorporating software defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) are clear, there is no single migration path. At the WAN Summit New York, Intuit Principal Network Architect Manish Gupta offers lessons from his organization's experiences adopting SD-WAN and how they transformed their network architecture. Or in Gupta's own words: “I think we know why we’re moving there... But the question is: How are we getting there?”

Mythbusters: Revenge of the Cable Myths, Part II

In the first part of TeleGeography’s Mythbusters presentation at SubOptic 2016, Tim Stronge busted myths about NSA Surveillance, decreases in connectivity to the United States and shark attacks on the internet. In Part II, Alan Mauldin investigates whether submarine cable capacity is doubling every two years, if content providers really need fiber pairs everywhere, if the global network is more resilient than ever before, whether Netflix has huge subsea capacity requirements and the possibility that the destruction of a single satelite would cause half of North America to "lose their Facebook". 

Stephan Beckert at Cowen Communications Infrastructure Summit

TeleGeography VP of Strategy, Stephan Beckert, will be attending  the 2nd Annual Cowen Communications Infrastructure Summit in Boulder, Colorado from August 8-9, 2016. Stephan will be delivering a workshop presentation on "Networks in the Age of the Cloud." 

Mythbusters: Revenge of the Cable Myths, Part I

TeleGeography’s Tim Stronge and Alan Mauldin returned to the triennial SubOptic conference this year to deliver a follow-up to their popular and humorous submarine cable mythbusting master class from the 2013 event. In just over an hour, Tim and Alan “exploded” eleven of the most prevalent myths about the submarine cable industry. To cover the scope of the master class, we’ll be recapping the entire presentation over the course of a three-part blog series.

Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd

The decision at the end of last month by Philippines conglomerate San Miguel Corp (SMC) to exit the local telecoms sector has left the country’s mobile market as a virtual duopoly. Further strengthening their dominant positions, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) and Globe Telecom have agreed to pay PHP69.1 billion (USD1.48 billion) to acquire SMC’s telecoms assets, which include wireless spectrum in the 700MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 2300MHz and 2500MHz bands.