The Real Reasons We're Seeing a Surge in Submarine Cables

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 February interview, in which Alan Mauldin walks us through his presentation "Why We Need More Submarine Cables. And Why We Don't." To get the Spotlight in your inbox, sign up here.

The TeleGeography Team Heads to Telecoms World Asia

TeleGeography's Stephan Beckert, Anahí Rebatta, and Clara Chua will return to Telecoms World Asia March 21-22 in Bangkok.

Webinar: Challenges and Opportunities for SD-WAN Development

Do you have SD-WAN on your mind? Are you navigating a WAN transition or taking one on in the near future?

Say no more. In anticipation of WAN Summit New York, Greg Bryan will host a free webinar on just this topic.

Three Things You Need to Know About Our New SD-WAN Research Service

Breaking news: we’re unveiling a new TeleGeography research service today.

Say hello to the SD-WAN Research Service, the only product out there that catalogs and analyzes the SD-WAN market.

Here’s what you need to know about this new offering.

From the Telecoms Archive: A Continent is Bridged

“I talked with one of your engineers nearly 20 years ago. He said something about waves. Said you needed something that would make the long-distance wires talk farther.”

That’s how our conversation begins between two men, one of them an engineer, in this 1940 film that looks back on AT&T’s first transcontinental phone line.

What Are Top Colocation Trends in 2017?

If you attended the webinar we did with our friends at Digital Realty this week, then you'd already know the answer to this question.

But don't worry if you missed out. We recorded everything. (And we saved the slides here.)

What is the Internet of Things?

It’s possible that you’ve seen the term Internet of Things thrown around on our site before.

And if you’ve found yourself Googling “What is the Internet of Things?,” look no further. Here’s a quick explanation.

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 Kate Reilly 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.