How Do You Fit More Data into a Cable?

Google and SubCom are turning to space-division multiplexing within their new Dunant cable. The pair is angling to engineer the fastest fiber-optic cable of it's kind. (We can talk about whether or not new submarine cables are really giving us faster internet another time.)

Three Lessons from WAN Summit New York 2019

We're still buzzing from WAN Summit New York. Our largest summit to date, we were joined by an elite ensemble of networking experts who guided us through conversations on security, cloud, hybrid WAN rollouts, NFV, and much more.

If you sadly couldn't make this year's event, chew on these three takeaways. It's just enough food for thought until we hit the road again later this year

MVNO Market Maintains Upward Trajectory

The market for MVNO services remains buoyant. Customers of resellers accounted for 4.6% of all mobile users worldwide at the end of 2018. This is up from 4.3% a year earlier and less than 2% in December 2011.

Bulking Up in the Balkans: Tracking Consolidation in Southeastern Europe

Mirroring regional M&A trends elsewhere in the world, southeastern Europe is the latest geographic area to see significant consolidation–both in-market and cross-border.

Picking Your Provider: How Carrier Selection Affects Your WAN Costs

My grandfather told stories about his days as a milkman in the 50s. To a kid growing up 30 years later, the concept seemed pretty weird. Why would someone drive to your house with your milk instead of you picking it up at the grocery store with the other food?

Your 2019 Latin America Market Trends Are Here

Another year, another brilliant update on trends in Latin America wholesale telecom from Anahí Rebatta.

This year Anahí shared insights on growth drivers, infrastructure challenges, new cable projects, and opportunities within the regional wholesale industry.

International Network Connectivity in the Middle East

TeleGeography's Kate Reilly recently dug into Middle Eastern telecommunications through her presentation International Network Connectivity in the Middle East.

The Capacity Middle East audience was treated to an in-depth walkthrough of international bandwidth, regional pricing highlights, and the latest submarine cable developments.

How Nextel Disappeared from Latin America

Mexican telecom giant America Movil (AM) recently struck an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Nextel Brazil from its co-owners, U.S.-based NII Holdings (70 percent) and AI Brazil Holdings (30 percent). They’ll pay $905 million for the business.

When the deal receives regulatory approval, Nextel will likely merge with AM’s existing Claro business. This will make use of Nextel’s substantial spectrum holdings in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Webinar: Side-Stepping Shannon’s Limit With SDM Cables

Even as coherent modem technology continues to innovate, the amount of data that can be carried over today’s networks shows no signs of slowing. 

Despite all this modem magic, we can’t ignore the laws of physics. We’re quickly approaching the Shannon Limit–the maximum information-carrying capacity of a submarine cable optical fiber pair.

What new alternatives are on the horizon to side-step this inevitability? 

This Month the Cable Market is Booming with Big Tech, Setting Internet Speed Records

Wow—a lot of submarine cable news this month.

From a deep dive into global communication from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal's exploration of the Huawei case, there's a lot for any telecom fiend to take in.

We'll keep the fanfare brief. Keep scrolling to read these stories, as well as a Popular Science post about a new internet speed record, Bloomberg's profile on big tech in telecom, and the best SD-WAN conversation you'll hear all week.