Submarine Cables

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. 

Mapping Cables, Seeking Adventure: The 2017 Submarine Cable Map Has Arrived

TeleGeography’s Submarine Cable Map has been updated for 2017 and designed for the modern adventurer. (And if you're heading to ITW 2017, you'll get your hands on one soon!)

[Webinar] Why Should You Care About Packet Networking?

Why should submarine cable operators care about adding packet networking to their networks?

This Proposed Policy Could Impact The International Cable Community. Here’s How.

Cable breaks occur more often than you might think. Research presented in this paper counted 14 different cable failures in U.S. territorial waters or exclusive economic zone between 2008 and 2012.

The Evolution of Submarine Cable Connectivity in Africa

Fact: Before 2009, only 16 African countries were connected to a submarine cable system. Since then, 26 cable systems have been deployed to connect the region.

A Cable Boom, an Evolving Latin American Market

When we thought about our first Spotlight interview of 2017, we wanted to do something that looked at the surging investment in new submarine cables.

Frequently Asked Questions: Submarine Cables 101

I’ve been involved with TeleGeography’s research on submarine cables since 2000. Over the years I’ve fielded numermous questions about the submarine cable industry from journalists, investors, family, and friends.

It seems as good a time as any to provide a compilation of answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.

Submarine Cables: Are We in a New Bubble?

We went 12 years without building a new cable in the Atlantic. In the last two years we've seen two builds, another announced, and more planned.

This might be why our VP of Research Tim Stronge recently asked a group of PTC 2017 attendees if we're in a submarine cable bubble.

[Webinar] Wouldn't it be Nice if Your Network Told You When a Cable Was About to Fail?

Brian Lavellée, Director of Portfolio Marketing at Ciena, posed this question to webinar-watchers last Wednesday. How great would it be if you got an advanced warning prior to a submarine cable going down?

Brian was joined by TeleGeography Senior Analyst Brianna Boudreau to tackle this idea and others about the cable business.