5 New Articles We're Reading. (And So Should You!)

We don't need to tell you that we like to keep up with the latest telecoms happenings.

Below are five new articles we've been reading on our end, spanning from the state of the undersea cable market, to major mergers, to insight on that distributed denial of service attack last month. Dig in.

The Trombone Effect, Explained

No. This effect has nothing to do with a big parade.

The trombone effect - or just "tromboning" - attempts to categorize the curious, latency-causing path information might travel due to the hub-and-spoke nature of the internet.

The Era of the Undersea Cable

You’ve heard it all before. Capacity demands are up.

But do you know just how quickly global bandwidth is growing?

The Carrier and the Cloud: What Will Their Relationship Look Like?

Senior Analyst Brianna Boudreau brings her expertise to Capacity Asia in Hong Kong, December 6-7.

Join Brianna as she moderates the panel "The Carrier and the Cloud: What Will Their Relationship Look Like?" at 4:15 on December 7.

What’s Happening With CenturyLink and Level 3? How Will These Operations Overlap?

Yesterday CenturyLink confirmed the rumors, announcing that they’ve reached a cash-and-stock deal to buy Level 3 Communications for around $25 billion.

Here’s what’s happening.

The Submarine Cable Building Boom Has Only Just Begun

Last week I attended the Submarine Networks World Conference in Singapore. A record number of attendees was no doubt a reflection of the submarine cable sector's vibrancy.

TeleGeography estimates that $9.8 billion of new cables are entering service in 2016-2018. And, unsurprisingly, building more cables seemed to be on everyone’s mind. 

Meet TeleGeography's Africa Experts at AfricaCom 2016

TeleGeography's Africa research experts Paul Brodsky and Patrick Christian will be traveling to Cape Town for AfricaCom, November 15-17, 2016.

The Dyn DDoS Attack, Explained

What happened during Friday’s massive internet outage on the East Coast?

Should MVNOs See OTT Players as Another Competitor?

TeleGeography's Tom Leins is traveling to London for the MVNOs Networking Congress November 1-2, 2016.

Tom, who puts together TeleGeography's popular MVNO Monday round-up in CommsUpdate, brings his expertise in the field to the event stage. 

All the Buzz from WAN Summit London 2016

This week we completed another brilliant WAN Summit in London, welcoming corporate WAN strategists and service providers to connect with suppliers, customers, and peers.

We don't want anyone to feel left out. Here are some quick highlights from the Twitterverse.