Snow Falling on Data Centers

Snow cooling data centers.

Indeed, it's a cool idea (pun intended) and some Japanese companies are already using this natural resource to keep their data centers frosty.

This story makes our monthly list of recommended telecom stories, as does a recap of our recent webinar on international bandwidth deployment  and coverage of 5G services in Asia. 

2G Bows Out, 5G Grows in South Korea

South Korea’s cellular sector is the scene of intense, cutthroat competition between its three mobile network operators (MNOs): SK Telecom (SKT), KT Corp, and LG Uplus. Advanced technology rollouts have been a key battleground for the trio.

Pop Quiz: Test Your Knowledge Against These Submarine Cable Experts

Welcome to the Big Submarine Cable Quiz.

Google's Jayne Stowell is putting your cable knowledge to the test with a series of cable questions—and some head-scratching factoids.

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The Future of Work

If we think beyond quarantine, how do we envision getting back to work? Is office culture dead? Is it just on hold? Are big companies going to be less willing to fork over massive amounts of money for downtown office space?

These are among the questions pondered in one of our recommended reads for the month. Click below to peruse Rani Molla's thoughtful piece on the state of the office.

Webinar: Global Submarine Network Challenges and Opportunities

Internet traffic patterns have shifted, and volumes surged as the industry responds to a new work-from-home landscape. It has changed the way the world lives, works, and connects.

We Asked Kids What They Know About Submarine Cables

Be honest: do you actually know how many kilometers of submarine cables live under the ocean? Do you know the obscure locations that got a new cable in 2020? Or what actually damages cables? (Don't say sharks.)

Bandwidth Demand in a Pandemic

Next month, TeleGeography's Alan Mauldin virtually returns to Submarine Networks World. This means it's time for his annual presentation on the state of the submarine cable industry.

You can join live on November 3 at 21:00 (GMT+8).

Broadband Britain: Who is Buying the UK’s ISPs?

Earlier this month, UK fixed-line operator TalkTalk received a proposal from its minority shareholder Toscafund Asset Management.

Toscafund made an offer of GBP0.97 per share in a bid to take the company private. If approved by the company’s owners—who include founder Sir Charles Dunstone, the telco’s majority shareholder—the deal will value TalkTalk at a cool GBP1.1 billion.

New WAN Market Size Report Shows a Global WAN Market Worth $75.9 Billion

There’s no question that the enterprise wide area network (WAN) market is in a state of flux. 

We’ve seen multiple disruptions in the way multinational corporations construct WANs: a move toward cloud computing, migration of the data center away from corporate premises, and, especially, the introduction of SD-WAN.

To help carriers, vendors, and enterprise IT infrastructure teams understand how these changes will affect the business of telecom, we’ve created the new WAN Market Size Report.