This week our WAN-loving colleagues gathered across the pond for the 2017 WAN Summit London. We talked about the cloud, mpls, the needs of enterprise customers, implementing hybrid networks, and why SD-WAN is about more than just cost savings.
Join Stephan Beckert at Capacity Europe October 23-26, 2017, in London as he moderates the panel Building Bridges: An Open Discussion by Content Service Providers on Their Carrier Partnerships.
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.
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.
Microsoft recently announced that it plans to bring two cloud data centers online in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
If other regions are indicators—like South America and Australia—other cloud providers could follow suit, making South Africa a cloud hub for Africa.
This July subsea experts will flock to Marseille for Subsea Connect 2017, a gathering that will zero in on the commercial and technical aspects of the submarine cable market.
Among the experts in attendance will be Ciena's Senior Director of Portfolio Marketing Brian Lavallée.
To gear up for the event, Brian took the time to speak with us about Subsea Connect, preview a panel he will moderate, and provide a glimpse into the discussions he expects to have in Marseille.
This week WAN enthusiasts met in San Jose to take a closer look at the market, IT trends, and new technologies. We're happy to report that our first-ever WAN Summit San Jose exceeded expectations, with all of the insightful case studies and panel discussions we've come to expect from the WAN Summit agenda.
Keep scrolling to catch a few highlights.
Christian Koch is passionate about the internet.
While at a reception hosted by the Nice Tourist Board last month, a local official told us that the city typically enjoys 300 days of sunshine each year.
Unfortunately, the sunny weather didn’t oblige during this year’s MVNOs World Congress, which took place April 24-27 at the Nice Acropolis. But the wet weather didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of delegates and speakers, who provided another engrossing look at the MVNO space.