The Brazilian Broadband Bonanza: Meet Regional Players with Big Plans

The Brazilian telecom sector is a hotbed of deal-making activity in 2020. And regional consolidation a theme.

While industry observers are focused on the high-profile auction of Oi’s mobile assets—which is scheduled to take place on December 14—a series of broadband-centric deals have taken place under the radar.

Today, we explore the companies who are pulling the strings.

Three Facts From Our New WAN Market Size Report

If you've perused our research catalog lately, you'll know that we have a new WAN Market Size Report.

In this offering, we present a data-driven, granular view of market opportunity for underlay of the corporate WAN. (More about that here.)

To understand where the larger multinational WAN market stands today, we're sharing three takeaways from the first edition of the WAN Market Size Report. 

Watch: Bandwidth Demand in a Pandemic

What is the impact of COVID-19 on international bandwidth demand so far? How are carriers responding? Are we building enough cables to keep up?

Fear not. Alan Mauldin has answers.

Snow Falling on Data Centers

Snow cooling data centers.

Indeed, it's a cool idea (pun intended) and some Japanese companies are already using this natural resource to keep their data centers frosty.

This story makes our monthly list of recommended telecom stories, as does a recap of our recent webinar on international bandwidth deployment  and coverage of 5G services in Asia. 

2G Bows Out, 5G Grows in South Korea

South Korea’s cellular sector is the scene of intense, cutthroat competition between its three mobile network operators (MNOs): SK Telecom (SKT), KT Corp, and LG Uplus. Advanced technology rollouts have been a key battleground for the trio.

Pop Quiz: Test Your Knowledge Against These Submarine Cable Experts

Welcome to the Big Submarine Cable Quiz.

Google's Jayne Stowell is putting your cable knowledge to the test with a series of cable questions—and some head-scratching factoids.

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The Future of Work

If we think beyond quarantine, how do we envision getting back to work? Is office culture dead? Is it just on hold? Are big companies going to be less willing to fork over massive amounts of money for downtown office space?

These are among the questions pondered in one of our recommended reads for the month. Click below to peruse Rani Molla's thoughtful piece on the state of the office.

Webinar: Global Submarine Network Challenges and Opportunities

Internet traffic patterns have shifted, and volumes surged as the industry responds to a new work-from-home landscape. It has changed the way the world lives, works, and connects.

We Asked Kids What They Know About Submarine Cables

Be honest: do you actually know how many kilometers of submarine cables live under the ocean? Do you know the obscure locations that got a new cable in 2020? Or what actually damages cables? (Don't say sharks.)