Get an Update on the State of the Submarine Cable Industry at Submarine Networks World 2017

TeleGeography's Alan Mauldin returns to Submarine Networks World in Singapore September 25-27, 2017.

Mark your calendars. Alan will be presenting an industry update at 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday, September 26. 

Outlook: The Global Internet in 2017

Where is the global internet headed and how is it going to get there?

There are a few ways to answer that question.

Storm Warning: Preparing Communications Systems for a Hurricane

The recent hurricanes that have devastated parts of the U.S. and Caribbean have shown what powerful storms can do to communications systems. But they’ve also highlighted the major role those same systems can play in helping rescue and recovery efforts.

This is why government agencies, first responders, and utility companies ensure that they’re better prepared than ever when threatened with such disasters.

Island Hopping: Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa

TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database includes comprehensive coverage of the world’s major telecoms markets—but we also profile some of the smallest principalities, republics, and territories in the world.

Here’s another peek at what’s happening in three unique island markets.

[Webinar] Keep Your Options Open: Submarine Route Diversity

With over 99 percent of the world’s intercontinental communications traffic flowing over submarine cables, increased route diversity has become a critical requirement.

Ensuring that the growing amount of traffic carried over the global internet remains available at all times is crucial.

Keeping it Simple: How Trinity Industries Made Their Move to SD-WAN

WAN Summit case studies have always highlighted unique stories from a broad range of industries.

They’ve spanned from software companies moving away from MPLS to financial management firms retooling their network architecture.

In San Jose, delegates got an inside look at how one manufacturing company, Trinity Industries, made their big switch to SD-WAN care of Network Manager Jeremiah Ginn.

More Cables Will Connect Brazil and the U.S. This Year. That’s Actually a Big Deal.

This month we’ll see the first direct fiber optic route between São Paulo and New York—the Seabras-1. (The final splice was reported in July.)

So why does this matter? Lots of new cables are in the works. In fact, Latin America itself is going through a submarine cable boom.

AfPIF Roundup: Growing Intra-African Bandwidth, More Caches, and the Promise of Data Centers

Last week TeleGeography Senior Analyst Patrick Christian headed to the African Peering and Interconnection Forum, where he presented on the state of the continent's local traffic, their reliance on Europe, and the promise of new cloud data centers.

For anyone who couldn't be in Abidjan, we captured the highlights for you below.

The Data Centers Are Coming to Africa

About a year ago I spoke with Senior Analyst Patrick Christian about the local exchange of content in Africa. He gave me a crash course in capacity—how content providers in Africa generally host their content abroad because the cost to do so has always been much lower.

We talked caching, local exchange, and traffic.

With Patrick prepping for a presentation at the 2017 African Peering and Interconnection Forum, it was the perfect opportunity to check in. I got lots of updates about the state of local content, as well as the scoop on the big new story in Sub-Saharan Africa: the coming of the cloud.

Mexican Standoff: Has AT&T Put a Dent in Telcel’s Dominance?

AT&T had high hopes when it entered the Mexican mobile market in 2015. But despite strong subscriber gains, the cellco faces an uphill battle in its mission to dislodge longtime market leader Telcel.