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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.

TG Spotlight: A Cable Boom, an Evolving Latin American Market

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 January interview on the Latin American cable market. To get the Spotlight in your inbox, sign up here.

Staring into the Luminiferous Ether (Or How Ethernet Got its Name)

Last year Ethernet turned 43 – and it remains one of the most widely-used local area network technologies.

And as far as telecoms history goes, few modern tools have a naming story quite like Ethernet’s.

This Month We're Taking a Journey to The Bottom of The Internet

If you thought we weren't going to be reading and sharing stories in 2017 about telecoms, maps, and technology, then you'd be very wrong. Here's a glimpse at what we've been sinking our teeth into this month.

TG Spotlight: Something in the Way (Data) Moves

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 December interview on the way information travels. To get the Spotlight in your inbox, sign up here.

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.)

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.

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.

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.