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Brian Lavallée Gives Us a Sneak Peek at Subsea Connect 2017 and Discusses Optimizing Networks

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.

What's the Difference Between Lit Capacity and Potential Capacity?

When we talk about a submarine cable's bandwidth there’s one important distinction to make.

Are we talking about lit capacity or potential capacity?

Fixed Growth: Wired Broadband Still Expanding

At the end of 2016 there were 923 million fixed broadband subscribers globally.

While facing competition from high speed mobile data services, growth rates have fallen from almost 40 percent in 2005 to 8 percent in 2016. However, there's room for expansion in the fixed sector.

Monthly Reading List: Keeping an Eye on New Submarine Cables and Major Acquisitions

Our May reading list seems to be all about watching players in the telecoms space make moves. From Cisco's latest Viptela grab to new submarine cable investments, lots of our stories today are about new projects, fresh starts, and looking to the future.

What is a VPN and Do I Need One?

How Do IP Addresses Work?

 What’s an IP address and how does it work?

Good question—and one that we’re sure has been dominating Google searches as of late. Here are the basics.

Data in the Dark: Our (Glowing) Global Internet Map Tracks Bandwidth, Prices, AWS

Our 2017 Global Internet Map has arrived, turning our internet data into a Tron-inspired visualization of internet bandwidth and connectivity around the globe. Grab your glow sticks—we're going in.

[Watch] TDM is Taking on Water – Packets to the Rescue!

ISPs no longer dominate the submarine cable bandwidth scene. Content providers do.

This was a key message of Tim Stronge's opening presentation during last week's webinar "TDM is Taking on Water—Packets to the Rescue," a collaboration between TeleGeography and Ciena. 

Information Blasts: Six New Stories That The TeleGeography Staff is Reading

What better way to look inside the mind of the TeleGeography analyst than to explore what he or she is reading?

This month, we've got six new stories that we've shared around our office, spanning from explainer videos, to updates on cellcos in the news, to some snazzy maps.

Who Knew the Netherlands Used So Much Wi-Fi? (And Other Stories From Our March Reading List.)

Spring has sprung. If you're a TeleGeographer, that means there are lots of telecoms conferences on the horizon and, subsequently, lots of in-flight reading to get in order.

This month, our reading queue includes lots of mobile stats, a peek inside Microsoft's global network, and a closer look at events rocking South Africa's MTN and China's ZTE Corp.