Tristan Thibodeaux Unpacks New Submarine Cable Projects and Launches in Asia-Pac

Next month TeleGeography's Tristan Thibodeaux and Clara Chua will meet in Hong Kong for Capacity Asia 2017

Tristan was kind enough to sit down with us and offer a preview of his presentation "Bigger and Better: 2017's Update on New Submarine Cable Projects and Launches." Get the scoop below and connect with Tristan and Clara on LinkedIn to meet up during the conference.

Also—TeleGeography readers who register for Capacity Asia can use the code TELEGEOGRAPHYASIA17 at checkout to receive 15% off. Enter the code, click "update cart," and redeem your discount.

Another Submarine Cable Story is Being Written. (This One is 14,000 Kilometers Long.)

What articles have we been Slacking to one another around the office? This month that list includes a story about a new cable project that has two very big backers: Facebook and Amazon. The Jupiter cable will connect the U.S. and Asia by 2020. You can read all about it in the story by the BBC below.

The other stories we've rounded up include mergers, takeovers, and shakeups. Plus, more news on T-Mobile's ever-growing presence in the U.S. wireless market.

Island Hopping: Five Ways Melanesia's Telecom Markets are Evolving

TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database includes comprehensive coverage of the world’s major telecom markets.

But we also profile some of the smallest principalities, republics, and territories in the world.

This month we focus our attention on Melanesia, the sub-region of Oceania that encompasses the independent island nations of Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu, as well as the French special collectivity of New Caledonia.

A Complete List of Content Providers' Submarine Cable Holdings

In the words of TeleGeography's Director of Colocation Research Jon Hjembo"Content is driving everything and that’s one of the biggest trends that we’re watching right now."

How Millicom Overhauled its Operational Footprint and Took the Fight to Latin America

In May 1990, New York-based Millicom Incorporated won an experimental license from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission covering Houston and Orlando, kickstarting a journey that saw the company position itself as one of the earliest pioneers of mass market mobile telephony.

Developing Game-Changing MVNO Strategies at MVNOs Europe

How will MVNO innovators stay ahead of the curve in the face of changing landscapes and new technological disruptors? TeleGeography’s Tom Leins will find out at the MVNOs Europe event at the Hilton Bankside in London November 14-15.

Key Trends in Colocation Pricing That Matter Right Now

Last month we sat down with Director of Colocation Research Jon Hjembo to talk about all things colocation. Today we’re sharing a bonus question from that interview about key trends in colo pricing.

[Webinar] Making Sense of SDN, SD-WAN, and NFV in the WAN

Got questions about SD-WAN? Lots of people do. If you're one of them, you might like to join this webinar happening November 21 at 10 a.m. EST.

Stranger Things: Why Netflix Isn’t Behind New Submarine Cable Builds

Besides sharks eating undersea cables, one of the biggest myths that I’ve seen recently is Netflix being cited alongside Google, Facebook, and Microsoft as a contributor to new submarine cable investment.

A TBT to the First-Ever Federal Communications Commission Annual Report

Happy Throwback Thursday.

Today we're looking back to 1936 when the first annual report of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was released. (And it had everything: broadcasting! Cable television! Wireless telecommunications! Spectrum management!)