Submarine Cables

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?

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.

[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.