Alan Mauldin at PTC16

The Dystopian Future of International Networks

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By Thomas SimpsonMar 21, 2016


What do international networks have to do with "The Hunger Games," "The Matrix," and "Mad Max?" Alan Mauldin, TeleGeography's Director of Research, uses the dystopian themes of popular science fiction movies to draw analogies with the state of international networks. Alan presented his talk at PTC 16 in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

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In the video, Alan covers:

  • Moore's Law and its implications on international bandwidth demand growth
  • How private networks and data centers are changing the international bandwidth market
  • The likelihood of bandwidth exhaustion in the near future
  • Whether bandwidth price declines mean prices are becoming more similar around the world 

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Alan Mauldin

Alan Mauldin

Alan Mauldin is a Research Director at TeleGeography. He manages the company’s infrastructure research group, focusing primarily on submarine cables, terrestrial networks, international Internet infrastructure, and bandwidth demand modeling. He also advises clients with due diligence analysis, feasibility studies, and business plan development for projects around the world. Alan speaks frequently about the global network industry at a wide range of conferences, including PTC, Submarine Networks World, and SubOptic.

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