This Month We're Taking a Journey to The Bottom of The Internet

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By Jayne MillerJan 24, 2017


If you thought we weren't going to be reading and sharing stories in 2017 about telecoms, maps, and technology, then you'd be very wrong. Here's a glimpse at what we've been sinking our teeth into this month.

[Watch] A Journey To The Bottom Of The Internet

Why it’s worth your time: In this very cool piece by Nat and Lo, we learn about the hundreds of underwater fiber optic cables that connect continents, cities, and data centers all over the world. Sounds right up our alley, doesn't it?

Cellular Slowdown: User Numbers Reaching a Plateau

Why it’s worth your time: This month TeleGeography Trendseeker Pete Bell tackles the plateau of the mobile industry. The latest data from TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Forecast Service show just 2.4% compound annual growth in wireless customers worldwide between 2015 and 2021. Catch up on the cellular slowdown here.

Nolle: In 2017, Cost Per Bit Exceeds Revenues

Why it’s worth your time: Analyst Tom Nolle says cost and revenue curves hit the crossover point for most network operators, and will likely trigger spending cuts. "With operators facing this kind of cost-revenue convergence, the first and easiest answer is to spend less on infrastructure," he says. 

The CIA Is Celebrating Its Cartography Division’s 75th Anniversary by Sharing Declassified Maps

Why it’s worth your time: You know that we're map people. Maybe that's why we liked reading and sharing this post from Smithsonian about the CIA's cartography division. Decades of once-classified maps are now online and totally free. Have fun clicking through.


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