Last week we made our way back to Singapore for our second-ever WAN Summit in the region. We brought new case studies, fresh hybrid WAN trends, and a blend of first-time panelists and WAN Summit veterans, making for a packed two days.
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How do telecom companies keep communities connected and support recovery efforts after storms like Harvey and Irma?
Our reading list this month is full of pieces that ask this question. Our picks cover the use of drones to determine routes for bringing equipment to storm-affected areas. There's also an article about contingency plans for a major data center in Irma's path.
We're also sharing a great read about rural America's access to broadband internet. You can find all of these September selections below.
TeleGeography's Alan Mauldin returns to Submarine Networks World in Singapore September 25-27, 2017.
Mark your calendars. Alan will be presenting an industry update at 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday, September 26.
With over 99 percent of the world’s intercontinental communications traffic flowing over submarine cables, increased route diversity has become a critical requirement.
Ensuring that the growing amount of traffic carried over the global internet remains available at all times is crucial.
Last week TeleGeography Senior Analyst Patrick Christian headed to the African Peering and Interconnection Forum, where he presented on the state of the continent's local traffic, their reliance on Europe, and the promise of new cloud data centers.
For anyone who couldn't be in Abidjan, we captured the highlights for you below.
About a year ago I spoke with Senior Analyst Patrick Christian about the local exchange of content in Africa. He gave me a crash course in capacity—how content providers in Africa generally host their content abroad because the cost to do so has always been much lower.
We talked caching, local exchange, and traffic.
With Patrick prepping for a presentation at the 2017 African Peering and Interconnection Forum, it was the perfect opportunity to check in. I got lots of updates about the state of local content, as well as the scoop on the big new story in Sub-Saharan Africa: the coming of the cloud.
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.
Microsoft recently announced that it plans to bring two cloud data centers online in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
If other regions are indicators—like South America and Australia—other cloud providers could follow suit, making South Africa a cloud hub for Africa.
When the MainOne Submarine Fiber Cable System went down in mid-June, what were the steps taken to restore service on July 3?
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