The WAN Managers Will Be Live From London

Our friends at the WAN Summit are gearing up to welcome the WAN community back to their annual London summit. It's all happening live and in-person on September 28 in Londontown.

Visualizing 487 Cables Stretching Over 1.3 Million Kilometers

Guess what? We upgraded our Interactive Submarine Cable Map.

Your favorite cable resource—currently sponsored by HMN Tech—now depicts a huge 487 global cables and 1,304 unique landing stations. Even better, we layered in new functionality to search and select multiple cables, landing points, countries, RFS years, and suppliers.

TeleGeography Deep Dives: Adjusting to Your New Hybrid Workforce

It's time to talk about the office.

On Tuesday, September 14, TeleGeography's WAN Forum Team is doing another Deep Dive. This time, we're bringing data on corporate plans for returning to the workplace. We'll use this info as background to discuss how WAN & IT infrastructure managers can think about the underlay.

Progress Report: Evaluating Much-Hyped Mobile Newcomers

The last 18 months have seen commercial launches from three major wireless newcomers: Rakuten Mobile in Japan, DITO Telecommunity in the Philippines, and WOM in Colombia. 

The markets in question are very different, but each is ultra-competitive in nature. 

This week we examine the respective progress made by the three newcomers and evaluate whether they’re living up to the hype.

Facebook Plucks an Apricot

We've been reading up on the myriad of cable updates that have been making headlines this summer. So it's no shock that our August list of reading recs leads off with news about Facebook's latest undersea investments, including their involvement in the recently-announced Apricot project.

3G’s Sun is Setting in Europe

More and more wireless operators in Europe are announcing plans to switch off their 3G networks to free up spectrum for newer, faster 4G and 5G services.

Would an SD-WAN by Any Other Name Smell as Sweet?

As we dig into technical standards and definitions, MEF has come up several times on this show. It was only a matter of time before we put them in the hot seat.

The Blue and Raman Cable Systems Stand Out. Here's Why.

It's likely that you've read the news by now. Google is teaming up with Telecom Italia Sparkle and others to build and operate two submarine cable systems linking the Middle East with southern Europe and India.

The Blue cable will connect Italy, France, Greece, Israel and go terrestrially to Jordan; while the Raman cable will connect Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Oman, and India. Combined, they will form a major new high-capacity route linking Europe and India.

Another day, another cable announcement involving a major content provider?

Yes and no.

The African Submarine Networking Seascape: An Emerging Market

Here's the long and short of it: Africa leads the globe in international bandwidth growth. (You can read more of our sublime global bandwidth findings over here.)

With a lightning-fast growth rate and eight new cables in the works, this is an emerging market with network infrastructure projects to watch. So when it comes to bandwidth in Africa, we have a lot to talk about.

Myanmar Mobile Meltdown: Telenor’s Timeline of Telecom Turmoil

Earlier this month, Norway-based Telenor Group agreed to sell 100% of its mobile business in Myanmar to Lebanese investment firm M1 Group. The deal is valued at $105 million. 

As recently as 2013, Myanmar was hailed as the last untapped market in Asia, with global telecom giants jockeying to gain a foothold in the market. But since the country suffered a military coup in February 2021, international operators have watched nervously as conditions have deteriorated.