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Out With the Old Cables, in With the New

As 2020 comes to a close, I thought it was worth looking at changes in the subsea cable landscape. Two years ago I gave a presentation that predicted a coming “extinction” of older cables. 

We’re beginning to see signs of this in the market.

Telxius is Selling Its Cables. Here’s What Potential Buyers Are Assessing.

Global infrastructure company Telxius wants to sell its subsea cable business.

The announcement comes as Telxius majority shareholder Telefónica continues to restructure.

Telefónica has moved out of Central American markets en masse, created new technology and infrastructure units, and, in November 2019, announced an action plan outlining priorities for the changing company. 

Asia Pacific Networks in the Unprecedented Year of 2020

I remember my trip to Honolulu for my first-ever PTC at the beginning of this year. Little did I know 2020 was about to take an unexpected turn. 

As the year draws to an end, I thought it would be helpful to look at what 2020 really meant for Asia Pacific networks.

Watch: Bandwidth Demand in a Pandemic

What is the impact of COVID-19 on international bandwidth demand so far? How are carriers responding? Are we building enough cables to keep up?

Fear not. Alan Mauldin has answers.

Snow Falling on Data Centers

Snow cooling data centers.

Indeed, it's a cool idea (pun intended) and some Japanese companies are already using this natural resource to keep their data centers frosty.

This story makes our monthly list of recommended telecom stories, as does a recap of our recent webinar on international bandwidth deployment  and coverage of 5G services in Asia. 

Pop Quiz: Test Your Knowledge Against These Submarine Cable Experts

Welcome to the Big Submarine Cable Quiz.

Google's Jayne Stowell is putting your cable knowledge to the test with a series of cable questions—and some head-scratching factoids.

The Future of Work

If we think beyond quarantine, how do we envision getting back to work? Is office culture dead? Is it just on hold? Are big companies going to be less willing to fork over massive amounts of money for downtown office space?

These are among the questions pondered in one of our recommended reads for the month. Click below to peruse Rani Molla's thoughtful piece on the state of the office.

Webinar: Global Submarine Network Challenges and Opportunities

Internet traffic patterns have shifted, and volumes surged as the industry responds to a new work-from-home landscape. It has changed the way the world lives, works, and connects.

We Asked Kids What They Know About Submarine Cables

Be honest: do you actually know how many kilometers of submarine cables live under the ocean? Do you know the obscure locations that got a new cable in 2020? Or what actually damages cables? (Don't say sharks.)

What Would Broadband for All Look Like in the U.S.?

You know the drill. There are lots of good posts about cables, broadband, wireless networks, and data centers floating around out there. We grab a handful of the ones making the rounds in our Slack channels and share with you.

This month we're reading about broadband in the U.S., undersea data centers, AI, Altice, and lots more. Catch up on our reading queue below.