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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.

Cable Down: What Happened When a Cable Was Cut Near Mauritania Last Month

April reading recommendations are in. First up? We've got a great post from the Dyn blog about the aftermath of a cable cut near Mauritania. (It's a brilliant example of redundancy at work.)

We've also got stories about data centers, 5G, and new cables that will be coming to submarinecablemap.com real soon. Read up on all of our picks below.

All Eyes on the Enterprise: The Latest in Ethernet VPN and SD-WAN

TeleGeography’s Cloud and WAN Infrastructure analyzes service and pricing trends for four key enterprise network services: virtual private networks (VPNs) based on internet protocol (IP) and multi-protocol label switching (MPLS); dedicated internet access (DIA); Ethernet VPN (EVPN); and Ethernet private line (EPL).

This analysis—which has recently been updated with new data—reviews these services and the developing software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) service.

Today we’re sharing the latest on Ethernet VPN and SD-WAN services. Click here to catch up on our recent post about MPLS IP VPN and DIA services.

MPLS IP VPN and DIA Service Trends in 2018

TeleGeography’s Cloud and WAN Infrastructure analyzes service and pricing trends for four key enterprise network services: virtual private networks (VPNs) based on internet protocol (IP) and multi-protocol label switching (MPLS); dedicated internet access (DIA); Ethernet VPN (EVPN); and Ethernet private line (EPL).

This analysis—which has recently been updated with new data—reviews these services and the developing software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) service.

Today we’re sharing trends in MPLS IP VPN and DIA services. Check back next week when we dive into Ethernet VPN and SD-WAN.

Where Are the World's Cloud Data Centers and Who is Using Them?

TeleGeography’s Cloud and WAN Infrastructure details the international wide area network (WAN) services, cloud connectivity offerings, and cloud geographies of 170 WAN service providers.

Since the 2018 update is now available to our subscribers, we thought it would be a good time to take a closer look at who is connecting to the cloud and where cloud data centers are located based on our latest batch of data.

Cables Coming Soon: Asia-Pacific Edition

When Research Director Alan Mauldin ventured to Kathmandu to take part in APRICOT 2018 earlier this year, he covered the cadre of new cables—and new diverse paths—coming to the region during his presentation on Asia-Pacific trends.