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.

Is TeleGeography Having a Map Sale Right Now?

Yes! It's holiday map sale time.

Central American Cableco Takeovers are Reshaping the Region

Historically, Carlos Slim-backed America Movil and Spanish giant Telefonica have dominated the Central American telecom space.

However, the landscape is shifting.

Getting to Grips With the Innovative Future of Wholesale

Join Erik Kreifeldt at Capacity Europe October 22-25, 2018, in London as he moderates the panel The Big Carrier Debate (The Sequel)—Getting to Grips With the Innovative Future of Wholesale.

BYOD is Shifting the Security Perimeter for WAN Managers

Of all of the areas covered by the WAN Summit, cyber security has got to be one of the hottest topics.

Is a Mass Extinction of Submarine Cables Looming?

The rapid pace of demand growth is only going to require more international bandwidth in the coming years. While there's certainly lots of investment in new systems, cables built in the late 1990s and early 2000s continue to play a key role in global connectivity. But are their days numbered?  

It seems more likely than ever that some of these cables will begin to go "extinct" in the near future as they are retired from service.