Submarine Cables

[Webinar] Open for Business – Real-World Business Benefits of Open Submarine Cables

TeleGeography’s latest research tells a story about soaring submarine network bandwidth and eroding prices for transoceanic bandwidth services. 

The Era of the Undersea Cable

You’ve heard it all before. Capacity demands are up.

But do you know just how quickly global bandwidth is growing?

The Submarine Cable Building Boom Has Only Just Begun

Last week I attended the Submarine Networks World Conference in Singapore. A record number of attendees was no doubt a reflection of the submarine cable sector's vibrancy.

TeleGeography estimates that $9.8 billion of new cables are entering service in 2016-2018. And, unsurprisingly, building more cables seemed to be on everyone’s mind. 

Google and Facebook Have Joined the Pacific Light Cable Project

Perhaps you've heard that Google and Facebook have joined the Pacific Light Cable Project.

We've compiled several resources to explain why content providers are getting into the cable game. (And we also have some insight on the cable in question.)

Why We Need More Submarine Cables (And Why We Don't)

TeleGeography's Alan Mauldin returns to Submarine Networks World in Singapore, October 17-19. Alan will be delivering the presentation "Why We Need More Submarine Cables (and Why We Don't)" at 9:20 am on October 17. 

[Webinar] Multi-Terabit Submarine Cables…Too Big to Fail?

 

Submarine networks became critical infrastructure long ago.

A subsea cable fault that interrupts 120 Gb/s traffic is a bad thing. But a fault that interrupts tens of terabits of traffic is quite another.

Bandwidth Prices Are Eroding, Volume is Growing, and The Market Spins Madly On

Content network operators account for a growing portion of bandwidth on global routes.

Perhaps by now you’ve read what companies like Google, Microsoft, and Facebook are doing about it: they’re taking primary ownership shares of transoceanic systems, joining consortia, and taking major stakes in carrier-owned cables.

Are All These New Undersea Cables Really Giving Us Faster Internet? Not Exactly.

How many times have we heard that new undersea cables will bring consumers Internet speeds faster than a speeding bullet? (Like this or this or this.)

It has been reported that new cables promise speeds up to 10 million times faster than traditional home cable modems.

But here’s the kicker: there is no increased speed to be found in these submarine cable systems.

The Scoop on Google's New Subsea Cable (And What it Means for Future Capacity Investments)

Google has joined a handful of carriers to complete a brand new Trans-Pacific oceanic cable – but this is hardly their first venture under the sea.

Mythbusters: Revenge of the Cable Myths, Part III

In Part II of TeleGeography's Mythbusters presentation at SubOptic 2016, Alan Mauldin busted five myths that ranged from whether capacity demand is doubling every two years to a quote from the movie Gravity that the destruction of a single satelite would lead to half of North America "losing their Facebook." In the concluding part of this series, Tim Stronge returns to the stage to take on myths about energy costs pushing decisions about content providers' data center locations, multiple parties building on the same route and "adult" content driving most Internet traffic.