Any good telecoms scholar has probably come across Charles K. Kao.
But even if you aren’t familiar with Kao, you’ve benefitted from his work. You might know him better as the father of fiber optic communication.
Jayne is TeleGeography's Content Marketing Manager.
When it comes to undersea cables, we've come a long way.
Take this 1939 Bell Systems reel, which showcases scenes from the San Francisco Harbor, as workmen ready submarine telephone cable that is to live at the bottom of the San Francisco Bay, winding beneath the Bay Bridge.
One tiny data packet has traveled the world. It’s made its way from Sydney, Australia all the way to London, traversing undersea cables to reach its intended destination.
But here’s something interesting: the (potentially) most expensive part of this data packet’s trip is only just beginning.
We don't need to tell you that we like to keep up with the latest telecoms happenings.
Below are five new articles we've been reading on our end, spanning from the state of the undersea cable market, to major mergers, to insight on that distributed denial of service attack last month. Dig in.
No. This effect has nothing to do with a big parade.
The trombone effect - or just "tromboning" - attempts to categorize the curious, latency-causing path information might travel due to the hub-and-spoke nature of the internet.
You’ve heard it all before. Capacity demands are up.
But do you know just how quickly global bandwidth is growing?
Yesterday CenturyLink confirmed the rumors, announcing that they’ve reached a cash-and-stock deal to buy Level 3 Communications for around $25 billion.
Here’s what’s happening.
What happened during Friday’s massive internet outage on the East Coast?
This week we completed another brilliant WAN Summit in London, welcoming corporate WAN strategists and service providers to connect with suppliers, customers, and peers.
We don't want anyone to feel left out. Here are some quick highlights from the Twitterverse.
Time for another round of "what is the team at TeleGeography reading?"
This time around we're all about that SD-WAN. (Perhaps we're just excited about the upcoming WAN Summit London?) Below are five pieces any network manager should bookmark for their weekend reading queue.
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