Understanding WAN Design and Managed Services in the Age of SD-WAN

There’s been huge growth in corporate internet traffic in the last seven years.

We’ve seen the adoption of public cloud and software-as-a-service applications—and the subsequent migration of business applications to the public cloud.

During our recent WAN Summit Singapore, Orange Business Services (OBS) provided a peek behind the curtain of enterprise SD-WAN rollouts in this increasingly internet-centric environment.

The Internet, as Drawn by Five-Year-Olds

It's monthly reading list time. 

Our lead story for November is actually a brand new rendering of the internet. No, our 2019 submarine cable map isn't ready yet. We speak of a new art project that enlisted the help of some very creative toddlers to bring 279 cables to life.

We've also got a little bit of broadband news, 5G talk, and enterprise infrastructure conversation linked below. Happy reading.

Cable is Main Form of Broadband Access in North America

The market for fixed broadband services in North America is clearly divided along technological lines.

Cablecos are currently battling rivals with copper and, increasingly, fiber-based networks.

Deploying the Next Generation of Submarine Cable Routes at Capacity Asia

Capacity Asia is the annual meeting that brings together the carrier community with business strategists from cloud/content service providers and data centers.

The 2018 gathering—which takes place in Hong Kong December 4-6—is rapidly approaching.

And TeleGeography readers can get 10% off their registration with the code TELEG10.

The Spooky Future for Aging Cables

Halloween—a time when boundaries between the living and the dead are blurred. It's a season for ghost stories and superstitions—black cats and voodoo dolls. 

It seemed appropriate to use the spookiest day of the year to look at a few frightful scenarios for some of the world’s aging submarine cables.

As older cables’ economic lives draw to a close, the transition from life to death could take many scary forms.

A Regional Pricing Update (and Registration Discount) at Subsea Americas 2018

To all of our readers in and around Florida: this is a friendly reminder that Subsea Americas 2018 will be here before you know it.

As always, you can bet on two days of conversation about the Americas' submarine cable market. The agenda covers strategic and technical insights that span across financing, construction, maintenance, and cable upgrades.

It's happening December 3-4 at the Westin Fort Lauderdale. 

Our 2018 Global Internet Map Gives the Web a Splash of Color

Our 2018 Global Internet Map is hot off the press.

This technicolor edition tracks global capacity, traffic, and pricing data, as well as global user figures and the most-connected ISPs. Keep scrolling to see for yourself.

Detmold Sees Ongoing Benefits of 2016 SD-WAN Deployment

In 2015, SD-WAN was not the phenomenon that it is today. But David Stork, IT infrastructure manager for multi-national manufacturer Detmold Group, was motivated to explore the then-emerging technology way back when.

It all started after he asked his MPLS provider about an upgrade.

A Hurricane of 5G News

If 5G stories have been crowding your newsfeed as of late, you're not alone.

We've also been seeing—and consuming—these wireless headlines.

We pulled a handful of stories for your perusing pleasure. This includes an update from Ars Technica on the Federal Communications Commission's decision to preempt local rules on deployment of 5G wireless equipment.

Italian 5G Auction Sees High Price Tags, Raised Eyebrows

The Italian government recently completed its sale of wireless spectrum, which has been earmarked as suitable for future 5G services.

The auction ran for 14 days and saw 171 rounds of bidding, raising over €6.55 billion. This was more than €4 billion higher than the government’s minimum target.

But the high prices paid for frequencies have raised eyebrows—and not just in Italy.