Network

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?

The Future of the WAN: Fewer Tradeoffs?

More bandwidth. Better performance. More flexibility.

We’ve been accustomed to thinking of these as trade-offs when it comes to wide area networking (WAN). However, enterprises are increasingly maximizing all three factors, as a panel at WAN Summit San Jose illustrated.

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.

The Latest WAN Pricing and Cloud Connectivity Trends

If you’ve got 15 minutes, we’ve got a host of wide area network (WAN) pricing and cloud connectivity trends to share.

[Webinar] Submarine Networks in the Caribbean and Latin America

Miss our webinar about submarine networks in the Caribbean and Latin America? Worry not. We've got the recording ready to roll.

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.

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?