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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.

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.

[Download the Presentation] A Tale of Prices: Latin America vs. The World

TeleGeography’s Anahí Rebatta recently presented “A Tale of Prices: Latin America vs. The Rest of the World” during LACNIC 29/LAC Peering Forum. In this presentation she explored the cost of connection and the impact that new submarine cables are having on Latin America.

What set this one apart from other recent presentations Anahí has done about the region?

For starters, this one was a bedtime story.

Content, Capacity, and the Great, Growing Demand for International Bandwidth

Global bandwidth demand continues to grow, spurring terrestrial and submarine cable network operators to undertake extensive network upgrades and deployments.

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.  

Watch Now: Jon Hjembo and Brian Lavallée Talk Data Centers

Growth in global bandwidth consumption won't be slowing down any time soon. It's no surprise that this trend is fueling the need for more data centers and, subsequently, network capacity to interconnect data centers.

As cloud and content providers steer network and data center development, our own Jon Hjembo and Ciena's Brian Lavallée sat down to discuss the latest data center trends driving subsea connectivity growth.

Click below to listen to their full conversation.

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.