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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.

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.

Happy Anniversary to the AC-1: A Twenty Year Retrospective at Subsea EMEA

Way back in 1998, a press release went out from Global Crossing about the first segment of their transatlantic fiber-optic cable.

"Global Crossing announced today that it has begun transmitting voice and data communication through Atlantic Crossing (AC-1)," read the release, touting the cable's state-of-the-art system. This segment will double the total capacity in service across the Atlantic Ocean! Full city-to-city connectivity! A link between Europe and the U.S.! 

Did you catch what's so interesting about that language?

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.

How Does a TeleGeography Map Come Together?

How does one go about keeping track of nearly 400 submarine cable systems and over 1,000 landing stations? 

Carefully, with lots of precise, year-round tracking, as it turns out.

In today's post, we're sharing secrets from our mapmakers about how our submarine cable map designs come together.  

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.

Changing Bandwidth Markets, Submarine Cables, and 10% Off Subsea EMEA Registration

Subsea EMEA returns to Marseille next month, bringing together leaders from more than 150 companies. Among the submarine cable experts who will be exchanging notes about the future of the market will be our own Tim Stronge.

Tim kindly took the time to talk with me about his Subsea EMEA presentation, which will focus on how bandwidth markets have changed in the last 20 years. He also previewed some of the other conference sessions that he’s looking forward to attending. Keep scrolling to catch up on our conversation.

Three Things Investors Should Know About the Submarine Cable Market

We get lots of questions about submarine cables.

Where are they? Who owns them? What happens when they break?

Today I wanted to tackle a few topics that come from investors who are eyeing the submarine cable market. We get plenty of questions about demand growth, the state of the market, and capacity price trends. To that I say: here are three things any investor should know about the submarine cable market.

We're Surveying WAN Managers Across the Globe. Join us and Enjoy Free Access to Our Findings.

We've got an exciting project brewing here at TeleGeography.

We're conducting a brief survey of enterprise WAN managers across the globe and across different verticals. Ultimately, we're hoping to help our readers compare their networks—and future plans for their networks—to that of their peers.