Submarine Cables

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 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.

[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.

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.

The Irrational Exuberance of Submarine Cable Bubbles

Things are going well in the submarine cable industry. (Exhibit A. Exhibit BExhibit C.) But is it too good to be true?

[Webinar] Taking Submarine Networks to the Extreme in the Caribbean and Latin America

The impending launches of both the Seabras-1 and Monet subsea cables in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) region are just two examples of addressing submarine bandwidth growth explosion currently underway around the globe. 

Map Update: GeoAwesomeness Map Winners + a Submarine Cable Treasure Hunt

Our friends at Geoawesomeness recently gave some lucky map lovers and social media mavens a free copy of our 2017 Global Internet Map.

Fans who tweeted and posted on Facebook about why they deserve to take home one of our new designs were in the running to get one of their very own.

Making Submarine Cables Works of Art

You might not be surprised to learn that we have a lot of maps here at TeleGeography.

Cable Breakage: When and How Cables Go Down

Earlier this year we fielded some of the most frequently asked questions about submarine cables. How do they work? How thick are they? How many kilometers of cable are there?

Today, we're going back under the sea to talk about what happens when bad things happen to good submarine cables.

[Webinar] 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.