London Calling: 4G and 5G on the Agenda at MVNOs Networking Congress 2016

My recent trip to London to attend the MVNOs Networking Congress 2016 was nothing short of rewarding.

Verizon to Sell Data Centers to Equinix for $3.6 Billion. We Asked Colo Expert Jon Hjembo What That Means.

This week it was announced that Equinix will buy several Verizon data centers for $3.6 billion.

According to a press release from Equinix, the deal in question includes 24 sites (29 individual buildings) across 15 markets. The Wall Street Journal has already reported that this would raise Equinix’s data center count to 175 around the globe.

It's December. This is What Our Team is Reading About.

Have we been keeping up with the latest and greatest telecoms and technology pieces from around the internet? You bet.

This is what the TG team has been looking at as of late. (They all make for really good reading while you wait for your office holiday party to begin.)

Volex Experiences The Upside of SD-WAN

While some enterprises are taking a do-it-yourself approach to implementing software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) technology, others—including global electrical equipment manufacturer Volex—have opted instead to purchase SD-WAN as a service from a network operator.

The Best Maps in Telecoms Just Got Better

TeleGeography is pleased to announce that our annual map sale has begun.

Save up to 50% on select telecommunications maps, while supplies last. TeleGeography’s large and colorful maps are printed on Yupo, a high-quality synthetic material, and make for an eye-catching and informative addition to any workspace or office.

Meet The Father of Fiber Optic Communication

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.

Rise of the Machines: Narrowband Internet of Things Takes Off

The last few weeks have seen a flurry of announcements regarding trials and proposed commercial rollouts of Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology.

So what can we expect to see from NB-IoT and which operators are looking to deploy it?

Flashback Friday: An Underwater Cable of 1939

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.

Understanding “The Last Mile”

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.

To Buy or Not to Buy: That is the 700MHz Question

A planned auction of spectrum in the 694MHz-790MHz (700MHz) band in Sweden has been postponed, while the recent sale of frequencies in the same band in India attracted no bidders.