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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.

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 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. 

The Dyn DDoS Attack, Explained

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

5 Telecoms Articles You Should Read This Weekend: SD-WAN Edition

Time for another round of "what is the team at TeleGeography reading?"

This time around we're all about that SD-WAN. (Perhaps we're just excited about the upcoming WAN Summit London?) Below are five pieces any network manager should bookmark for their weekend reading queue.

Building the Local Exchange of Content in Africa: Dispatches from AfPIF

For the Internet Society (ISOC), the goal is 80/20 by 2020 in Africa.