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Africa Takes Center Stage at ITW 2016

TeleGeography returned to International Telecoms Week once again on May 9-11. The official event program, organized by Capacity Conferences featured two panels specifically dedicated to African connectivity issues, “Unlocking Potential in Africa: Keeping up with African Data Traffic” and “Africa Data Centers, Why Africa, Why Now?” Our analysts, Paul Brodsky and Patrick Christian, attended both discussions and found them a great supplement to information learned in private meetings. Here are our key takeaways from the event about the Africa market. 

Webinar on Demand: Land Ho! Connecting Data Centers Under the Sea

If you missed the live TeleGeography and Ciena webinar, "Land Ho! Connecting Data Centers under the Sea" on June 22, 2016, you can watch a recording of the webinar on demand, or download the presentation slide deck, here. Join Paul Brodsky, Senior Analyst with TeleGeography, and Brian Lavallée, Director of Solutions Marketing from Ciena, for a discussion about the impact of shifts in private vs. Internet network bandwidth consumption are having on transoceanic DCI, and the technology and strategies that will keep both submarine and data center operators ahead of the curve when managing their traffic flows.

Rising Tide: Content Providers' Investment in Submarine Cables Continues

Yesterday Facebook, Microsoft, Telefonica’s Telxius group announced they are investing in a new trans-Atlantic submarine cable. The MAREA cable will take a unique path from Virginia Beach, USA to Bilboa, Spain. This system will be the third new trans-Atlantic system, following the launch of Hibernia Express last fall and AEConnect earlier this year.

Connectivity Trends in Asian Markets

I recently attended the first BKNIX Peering Forum in Bangkok, where I presented on Connectivity Trends in Asian Markets.  The presentation covered international used bandwidth in Asia, submarine cable investments, as well as wholesale transport and IPT prices.

A New Submarine Cable Construction Boom in Latin America

TeleGeography recently traveled to Rio de Janeiro to attend Capacity Latin America, where I moderated the panel “Laying the Foundation – Building the Necessary Steps to Encourage Future Investments in the Latin American Region.” My colleagues and I had the chance to catch up with players across the submarine cable industry to identify the most important trends in the Latin American market. One of the key takeaways from discussions we had at the conference was the re-emergence of a submarine cable construction boom.

Webinar on Demand: The Next Sea Change in Submarine Networks

If you missed the live TeleGeography and Ciena webinar, "The Next Sea Change in Submarine Networks" on April 26, 2016, you can watch a recording of the webinar on demand, or download the presentation slide deck, here. Join Erik Kreifeldt, Senior Analyst with TeleGeography, and Brian Lavallée, Director of Solutions Marketing from Ciena, for an overview of the current network "seascape" of the Trans-Atlantic corridor, and what open cables will mean to tomorrow's submarine networks.

What's up in the Cloud?

It has been a busy couple of months in the cloud. Apple and Spotify signed on as Google Cloud Platform customers. Dropbox left Amazon's AWS for its own data centers. And early this year, Hewlett-Packard shuttered its public cloud project to focus on private cloud service offerings.

The Dystopian Future of International Networks

What do international networks have to do with "The Hunger Games," "The Matrix," and "Mad Max?" Alan Mauldin, TeleGeography's Director of Research, uses the dystopian themes of popular science fiction movies to draw analogies with the state of international networks. Alan presented his talk at PTC 16 in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

Connected by a Thread

As kids, many of us attached a pair of tin cans to the ends of a long string to create a primitive telephone. Somewhat ironically, modern global telecommunications still functions in a somewhat similar manner. 

Introducing the 2016 Middle East Telecommunications Map

We're pleased to introduce the 2016 edition of our Middle East Telecommunications Map, sponsored by Telecom Egypt. The map focuses on 17 countries in the Middle East and depicts all submarine cables that are currently active in the region, as well as cables that in advanced stages of planning. The latest data are presented on the map and inset infographics with an eye-catching new design. Take your first look at the new map now.