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What We're Reading: Hawaiki is Here, IoT in Sports, and AT&T/Time Warner Developments

August might be a quiet month around your water cooler, but there is still plenty of telecoms to talk about. 

This month, we're reading about the newest cable to connect the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand. We're also taking in new developments to the story about the AT&T/Time Warner merger.

Is Recent Growth in Asia’s Fixed Broadband Sector Set to Slow?

The market for fixed broadband services in the Asia-Pacific region has expanded rapidly in recent years, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17 percent between 2005 and 2017.

The region was home to more than 549 million fixed internet customers at the end of 2017, up 14 percent from 482 million 12 months earlier.

The Ultimate Throwback Thursday: TeleGeography's First Map

TeleGeography started producing submarine cable maps in 1999, but we were mapping the world of telecommunications years prior to that.

Our first map got off the ground in 1996. This effort depicted a number of in-service cables. It also shows FLAG as a proposed cable, which is pretty neat.

Google's Trans-Atlantic Dunant Cable Plans to Make Waves

The telecom news du jour is the announcement of Google's Dunant cable. The tech giant's newest private subsea cable project is slated to be the first private trans-Atlantic cable built by a non-telecom company.

Read more about it in our story picks for July. We've selected a piece from PC Mag that includes all the cable details, as well as a story from Lightwave about who will be designing and deploying the cable.

Our New E-book Contains Nearly 50 Maps and 20 Years of Telecom History

We’ve been making maps for a long time–since 1996, if you can believe it.

Our maps don the walls of telecom companies, network operations centers, regulatory agencies, boardrooms, and even museums. Two dozen have even found their way into the Library of Congress.

There is a lot of telecom history in these designs.

Submarine Cables as Earthquake Detectors? It Could Happen.

Gather round—we're sharing our telecom reading recommendations for June 2018.

First up, The Economist looks closer at a new approach that would leverage submarine cables for measuring seismic activity. This innovative idea comes from Britain’s National Physical Laboratory, which has successfully identified quakes in trial runs. 

We've also pulled stories about broadband in rural America, a submarine cable kerfuffle between China and Australia, as well as an examination of plummeting international bandwidth prices.

Want to Understand Content Providers' Priorities? Look at Where They're Building Cables.

The colocation market serves a wide variety of customer verticals. These days, the cloud and content vertical is one of the most exciting to watch.

Your Coffee Break Starts Now: Stories About SD-WAN, Broadband, Internet Development, and More

May reading recommendations are in.

Our spring lineup includes a Network World post about the challenges facing SD-WAN. In this story, Steve Garson charts a shift in the SD-WAN market, measuring the need for SLAs in SD-WAN services, the impact of the cloud, and much more.

We're also sharing news and notes on Latin America's broadband sector, insights on internet development in Asia, and a refresher on why you've seen ZTE's name in the news. These coffee break reads are all linked below.  

Latin America’s Broadband Sector Continues its Growth

The fixed broadband market in Latin America and the Caribbean has undergone steady subscriber take-up in recent years, with a compound annual growth rate of 12.9 percent between the end of 2004 and end-2017.

The region was home to 77.4 million fixed high speed internet customers at the end of 2017, up from 72.4 million a year earlier.

In for the Long Haul: Capacity Market Trends to Watch

What do you get when you cross persistent demand growth and price erosion with shifts in demand sources and changes in network deployment strategies? You get sizable challenges for the wholesale telecom market, that's what.

Today we're examining a few of the key trends—including the headaches—that will affect the long-haul capacity market in the coming years.