Internet

How Submarine Cables are Keeping Trains (and Planes!) Running on Time

No one likes a delayed flight, much less a canceled one. But that's exactly what happened in Pakistan following a drastic slowdown of the internet, which was the result of a submarine cable fault. 

We've been reading up on this story, as well as a new study about victims of DDoS attacks, spectrum in South Africa, and mobile disruptor Reliance Jio Infocomm. Scope out our reading list below.

Three Facts That Summarize the Current Global Wholesale Bandwidth Market

We've been tracking the market for long-haul networks and submarine cables since 1999. Our data documents the tectonic shift from submarine cable consortium owners to private builders and the eventual tech bubble burst.

But what does the global wholesale bandwidth market look like today?

We pulled three facts out of our Global Bandwidth Research Service to paint a picture.

Repairing a Damaged Submarine Cable: How MainOne Was Put Back in Service

When the MainOne Submarine Fiber Cable System went down in mid-June, what were the steps taken to restore service on July 3?

Shaping the Global Wholesale Bandwidth Market

The global wholesale bandwidth market is influenced by many factors—some that change the face of the industry and others that contribute a certain measure of predictability.

The industry is perpetually marked by the impetus to keep innovation and cost competitiveness ahead of inevitable price erosion

We All Experience Latency. So Let's Understand What it is.

“The connectivity sort of festoons around the continent—it’s all structured to backhaul that traffic to Europe where traffic gets exchanged. And that works. The big penalty you pay there is the distance. That latency for that traffic to go back and forth.

When the Internet Went Down in Somalia, 5G in San Marino, and Spectrum Reform

What's on our screens this July? Well, we've been catching up on the 23-day saga that left Somalia without internet. The business impacts alone are staggering—it's a must-read.

We've also been scoping out San Marino's 5G mobile network, as well as the UK's new 5G research initiative. Peruse all of these stories (and more) below.

And Just When You Think Bandwidth Prices Can't Go Lower...

How low can they go? 

We've asked this question again and again as bandwidth prices have fallen over the last few years. 

Where the Internet is (And Why)

Would an internet hub by any other name smell as sweet? TeleGeography Principal Analyst Erik Kreifeldt is here to tell us.

The Speed of Light Never Changes—Except When it Does

According to NASA, light travels at a constant, finite speed of 186,000 mi/sec.

So the speed of light never changes. End of blog post, right?

Wrong.

Brush Up on a New Telecoms Merger, Chinese Cybersecurity, and Wired Broadband

Care to impress your colleagues with your vast knowledge of the latest telecoms mergers? Or all the nuances of China's new cybersecurity law? How about the current status of the wired broadband market?

We can make it happen. We're sharing a handful of the articles we've been reading in June—take a peek below and then wow 'em at the watercooler.