Brian Lavallée Gives Us a Sneak Peek at Subsea Connect 2017 and Discusses Optimizing Networks

This July subsea experts will flock to Marseille for Subsea Connect 2017, a gathering that will zero in on the commercial and technical aspects of the submarine cable market.

Among the experts in attendance will be Ciena's Senior Director of Portfolio Marketing Brian Lavallée.

To gear up for the event, Brian took the time to speak with us about Subsea Connect, preview a panel he will moderate, and provide a glimpse into the discussions he expects to have in Marseille.

What's the Difference Between Lit Capacity and Potential Capacity?

When we talk about a submarine cable's bandwidth there’s one important distinction to make.

Are we talking about lit capacity or potential capacity?

Radio Czech: Government Readies 3.7GHz Auction

The Czech Republic is set to auction spectrum in the 3.7GHz band (3600MHz-3800MHz), which can be used for future 5G mobile services.

Tweeting The First-Ever WAN Summit San Jose

This week WAN enthusiasts met in San Jose to take a closer look at the market, IT trends, and new technologies. We're happy to report that our first-ever WAN Summit San Jose exceeded expectations, with all of the insightful case studies and panel discussions we've come to expect from the WAN Summit agenda.

Keep scrolling to catch a few highlights.

Fixed Growth: Wired Broadband Still Expanding

At the end of 2016 there were 923 million fixed broadband subscribers globally.

While facing competition from high speed mobile data services, growth rates have fallen from almost 40 percent in 2005 to 8 percent in 2016. However, there's room for expansion in the fixed sector.

The Irrational Exuberance of Submarine Cable Bubbles

Things are going well in the submarine cable industry. (Exhibit A. Exhibit BExhibit C.) But is it too good to be true?

WAN Monitoring and Security: WAN Optimization, Cloud Security, and Performance Data

As enterprises migrate to hybrid WANs, they also need to rethink security and monitoring.

A panel of experts offered their advice on these issues at April’s WAN Summit New York in a session titled WAN Monitoring and Security: Utilizing WAN Acceleration/Optimization, Cloud Security and Performance Data in the New Hybrid WAN.

[Webinar] Taking Submarine Networks to the Extreme in the Caribbean and Latin America

The impending launches of both the Seabras-1 and Monet subsea cables in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) region are just two examples of addressing submarine bandwidth growth explosion currently underway around the globe. 

What to Expect at WAN Summit San Jose Next Week

As our team pushes to put the finishing touches on our inaugural WAN Summit San Jose, we thought we'd pause and give our readers a taste of what they can expect June 14-15 in the Golden State. Peruse the full agenda here.