Like a Phoenix From the Ashes: The Mythbusters Return to SubOptic


By Jayne MillerFeb 24, 2023


The TeleGeography team might know them as Research Director Alan Mauldin and Vice President of Research Tim Stronge: colleagues, analysts, and submarine cable enthusiasts.

But an entire universe of SubOptic attendees know them as something entirely different: the Telecom Mythbusters.

Tim and Alan will soon be returning to the SubOptic stage as part of the 2023 conference program, armed with troves of new data and insight from some of TeleGeography's latest research.

While they vowed to disband the Mythbusters following their 2019 takedown of myths like "Does 70% of the World’s Internet Traffic Flow Through Virginia?" and "Do Human Senses Provide the Ultimate Cap on Bandwidth?" the telecom world is rumbling with rumors of a triumphant return. 

So is the band really getting back together? You'll have to join us in Bangkok for SubOptic 2023 to see for yourself. If you haven't already registered, you can save your spot over here.

You can also catch up on all the 2019 myths busted over here:


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Tim Stronge

Tim Stronge

Tim Stronge is VP of Research at TeleGeography. His responsibilities span across many of our research practices including network infrastructure, bandwidth demand modeling, cross-border traffic flows, and telecom services pricing.

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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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