Telephone All Over the World With This Throwback AT&T Advert

Call around the world for just $90!

In 1964, AT&T took out advertisements to remind consumers how affordable international long-distance service had become—just $12 for a typical overseas call.

Who Will You Meet at WAN Summit New York? We Filled This Blog Post With This Year's Attendees.

As WAN Summit New York swiftly approaches, we thought we'd give you a look at who is set to attend this year's conference. (Warning: it's a packed lineup this year. Our list is pretty long.)

Before Skype and FaceTime: When The Picturephone Was The Future

"From a booth set up in Grand Central Terminal, a person could talk to a friend in Chicago or Washington while also seeing them on a small video screen. The friend would also have to go to a special booth in those cities to take the call. The price for the novelty of a three-minute call was $16.

That would be equivalent to $121 in today’s money."

This Proposed Policy Could Impact The International Cable Community. Here’s How.

Cable breaks occur more often than you might think. Research presented in this paper counted 14 different cable failures in U.S. territorial waters or exclusive economic zone between 2008 and 2012.

We rarely hear about such cable failures because we currently enjoy two built-in mechanisms that mitigate the effects of a break: a robust, redundant set of networks allowing traffic re-routes when a cable fails, and a nimble fleet of cable repair ships that can respond quickly to problems. Changes to the interpretation of the Jones Act may impair the latter mechanism.

Watch: Challenges and Opportunities for SD-WAN Development

Thanks to all who joined our webinar yesterday, during which our own Greg Bryan spoke with Gap Inc’s Network Architect and SD-WAN Subject Matter Expert Snehal Patel.

Who Knew the Netherlands Used So Much Wi-Fi? (And Other Stories From Our March Reading List.)

Spring has sprung. If you're a TeleGeographer, that means there are lots of telecoms conferences on the horizon and, subsequently, lots of in-flight reading to get in order.

This month, our reading queue includes lots of mobile stats, a peek inside Microsoft's global network, and a closer look at events rocking South Africa's MTN and China's ZTE Corp.

Another Fine Mess: ZTE’s Penalty for Sanction Violation, Explained

Chinese equipment supplier ZTE Corporation has agreed to pay a $892.4 million fine after pleading guilty to breaking U.S. trade sanctions against Iran and North Korea.

Tele2: International Operations Still Playing Their Part

Sweden-based mobile, broadband, and fixed-line group Tele2 has slimmed down its international operations in recent years, but it still has its eyes on growth.

Carrying the Content of the Future at Capacity Latin America 2017

Another year gone by and we find ourselves packing our bags for Capacity Latin America. Our own Anahí Rebatta, Cynthia Sandoval, and Lilian Lea will be in Rio de Janeiro on March 28 and 29 for Latin America's largest wholesale telecoms meeting.