Submarine Cables as Earthquake Detectors? It Could Happen.

Gather round—we're sharing our telecom reading recommendations for June 2018.

First up, The Economist looks closer at a new approach that would leverage submarine cables for measuring seismic activity. This innovative idea comes from Britain’s National Physical Laboratory, which has successfully identified quakes in trial runs. 

We've also pulled stories about broadband in rural America, a submarine cable kerfuffle between China and Australia, as well as an examination of plummeting international bandwidth prices.

A Guide to 5G Spectrum Auctions in Western Europe: Nordic Edition

Recent months have seen a flurry of announcements across Western Europe regarding planned 5G spectrum auctions.

Our GlobalComms team has been keeping tabs on all of the crucial information: regulatory agencies, spectrum bands, provisional auction dates, etc. Today we’ll look at the state of play in the Nordic markets, with a focus on Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. (Check out similar rundowns of countries around the Mediterraneanthe nations between France and Austria, and the British Isles.)

Changing Bandwidth Markets, Submarine Cables, and 10% Off Subsea EMEA Registration

Subsea EMEA returns to Marseille next month, bringing together leaders from more than 150 companies. Among the submarine cable experts who will be exchanging notes about the future of the market will be our own Tim Stronge.

Tim kindly took the time to talk with me about his Subsea EMEA presentation, which will focus on how bandwidth markets have changed in the last 20 years. He also previewed some of the other conference sessions that he’s looking forward to attending. Keep scrolling to catch up on our conversation.

There are 17.5 Million Fixed Broadband Customers in Africa. How Does That Compare Globally?

The fixed broadband market in Africa has witnessed continued growth in recent years, despite a household penetration rate that remains in single digits.

Only 7 percent of African households subscribed to high speed internet services at the end of 2017. (Compare that to the Middle East’s 38 percent, which is next in line.)

Three Things Investors Should Know About the Submarine Cable Market

We get lots of questions about submarine cables.

Where are they? Who owns them? What happens when they break?

Today I wanted to tackle a few topics that come from investors who are eyeing the submarine cable market. We get plenty of questions about demand growth, the state of the market, and capacity price trends. To that I say: here are three things any investor should know about the submarine cable market.

Upcoming Webinar: The Financial Impact of Hybrid WAN Deployment

A recent WAN Summit survey found that cutting costs is the number two most important driver for SD-WAN deployment after improving performance.

Combinations of hybrid WANs and SD-WAN promise to double bandwidth while reducing Mbit prices by up to 50 percent.

But how much of this is achievable?

We're Surveying WAN Managers Across the Globe. Join us and Enjoy Free Access to Our Findings.

We've got an exciting project brewing here at TeleGeography.

We're conducting a brief survey of enterprise WAN managers across the globe and across different verticals. Ultimately, we're hoping to help our readers compare their networks—and future plans for their networks—to that of their peers.

Bandwidth Prices: How Low Can They Go?

Bandwidth prices remain on the descent, driven downward by increasing competition and new transmission technologies and network topologies that lower unit costs.

[Download the Presentation] A Tale of Prices: Latin America vs. The World

TeleGeography’s Anahí Rebatta recently presented “A Tale of Prices: Latin America vs. The Rest of the World” during LACNIC 29/LAC Peering Forum. In this presentation she explored the cost of connection and the impact that new submarine cables are having on Latin America.

What set this one apart from other recent presentations Anahí has done about the region?

For starters, this one was a bedtime story.

Content, Capacity, and the Great, Growing Demand for International Bandwidth

Global bandwidth demand continues to grow, spurring terrestrial and submarine cable network operators to undertake extensive network upgrades and deployments.