Meet Us in Dubai For Capacity Middle East 2017

We're gearing up for this year's Capacity Middle East, happening March 7-9 in Dubai. Our own Erik Kreifeldt and Jon Hull will be on the scene. 

Jio Hits 100 Million Subscribers, Verizon Gets a Discount on Yahoo Purchase

We've had a lot to read this month.

Reliance Jio Telecom, the new operator on the block in India, has released their latest offer, crossing the 100 million subscriber mark.

Then there is the Financial Times report, which takes a long look at Tata, India's largest telco.

And you've probably also heard the buzz on the Verizon/Yahoo acquisition, with Verizon securing a $250 million discount on their purchase.

The Evolution of Submarine Cable Connectivity in Africa

Fact: Before 2009, only 16 African countries were connected to a submarine cable system. Since then, 26 cable systems have been deployed to connect the region.

Virgin Expands Its Reach, MVNO Makes Its Mark in Latin America

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently announced that they are set to launch the latest Virgin Mobile MVNO operation.

TG Spotlight: A Cable Boom, an Evolving Latin American Market

TeleGeography's Spotlight is a monthly email in which we interview one of our analysts about content from our blog. Today we're sharing our January interview on the Latin American cable market. To get the Spotlight in your inbox, sign up here.

Far Speaking: The History of Telephone Development From 1877 to 1935

The year? 1935. The company? Western Electric.

The product? A 12-minute documentary on the evolution of long distance telecommunications service and technology from 1877 to 1935. 

The result? Surprisingly engaging!

Introducing Our 2017 Middle East Telecommunications Map

Great news. TeleGeography’s 2017 Middle East Telecommunications Map, sponsored by Telecom Egypt, is now available for purchase.

Frequently Asked Questions: Submarine Cables 101

I’ve been involved with TeleGeography’s research on submarine cables since 2000. Over the years I’ve fielded numermous questions about the submarine cable industry from journalists, investors, family, and friends.

It seems as good a time as any to provide a compilation of answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.

BT Fed to Lions After Accounting Scandal

The UK-based BT Group has been hit hard by an accounting scandal at its Italian business services subsidiary BT Italia.

Staring into the Luminiferous Ether (Or How Ethernet Got its Name)

Last year Ethernet turned 43 – and it remains one of the most widely-used local area network technologies.

And as far as telecoms history goes, few modern tools have a naming story quite like Ethernet’s.