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Does 70% of the World’s Internet Traffic Flow Through Virginia?

Have you heard the one about 70% of the world’s internet traffic flowing through northern Virginia? This factoid has been cited in The Washington Post and Business Insider, among other major publications and government websites.

This statistic always seemed a little unlikely to us, so we sought out a few different ways to test its validity.

We See Subsea EMEA 2019 on the Horizon. (And a 10% Discount for Our Readers!)

This July Subsea EMEA returns to Marseille for its third year, bringing together leaders from more than 150 companies. 

What Now, WhatsApp?

New month, new headlines.

Our team has been reading about the recent WhatsApp exploit. The experts at Motherboard and BBC both have articles worthy of your time, especially if you're looking for candid conversations about security, spyware, and encryption. 

Key Trends in an Evolving Global Bandwidth Sector

What does the future hold for the global bandwidth market? The two most predictable trends are persistent demand growth and price erosion.

Beyond that, operators will have to navigate major uncertainties in continuing to move forward in an evolving sector. Here are a few of the key trends, among many, that will affect the long-haul capacity market in the coming years.

How Do You Fit More Data into a Cable?

Google and SubCom are turning to space-division multiplexing within their new Dunant cable. The pair is angling to engineer the fastest fiber-optic cable of it's kind. (We can talk about whether or not new submarine cables are really giving us faster internet another time.)

Webinar: Side-Stepping Shannon’s Limit With SDM Cables

Even as coherent modem technology continues to innovate, the amount of data that can be carried over today’s networks shows no signs of slowing. 

Despite all this modem magic, we can’t ignore the laws of physics. We’re quickly approaching the Shannon Limit–the maximum information-carrying capacity of a submarine cable optical fiber pair.

What new alternatives are on the horizon to side-step this inevitability? 

This Month the Cable Market is Booming with Big Tech, Setting Internet Speed Records

Wow—a lot of submarine cable news this month.

From a deep dive into global communication from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal's exploration of the Huawei case, there's a lot for any telecom fiend to take in.

We'll keep the fanfare brief. Keep scrolling to read these stories, as well as a Popular Science post about a new internet speed record, Bloomberg's profile on big tech in telecom, and the best SD-WAN conversation you'll hear all week.  

This is What Our 2019 Submarine Cable Map Shows Us About Content Provider Cables

Last month we welcomed our 2019 Submarine Cable Map into the world. This new edition is all about the building boom. 

Our 2019 infographics single out the economics of new cables, investors, bandwidth demand, and—of course—a closer look at how content providers are getting involved.

Is the Data Center Shifting from the Hub to the Edge?

There's been plenty of talk about the vital importance of edge as it relates to new types of network configurations. We're anticipating plenty of new applications coming down the pike, from 5G to all things AI.

This was on Jon Hjembo's mind as he explored TeleGeography's take on the edge during our annual telecom workshop last month.

The (Google) Data Centers are Coming

As another month of 2019 comes to a close, we're looking back at the telecom headlines that caught our attention in February. 

Our top pick is about Google's big plans for 2019—$13 billion worth of plans, to be exact. Take a look at the Lightwave article below to see what we're talking about.

We've also got 5G news, the latest on Huawei, and some Irish internet history. A little something for everyone this month—enjoy.