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Game of Phones: How Fresh Blood Could Reshape the Mobile Battleground of Brazil

Brazilian full-service telecom operator Oi has had a rough ride since the 2014 collapse of its ill-fated merger with Portugal Telecom. Oi remains saddled with an enormous debt from this move; the telco filed the largest bankruptcy request in Brazil’s history in June 2016, effectively leaving it at the mercy of its creditors.

Today we look at the front-runners for a potential takeover of Oi, as well as related companies and assets that could come into play in the next few years.

Webinar: Contracts and SLAs in the SD-WAN Environment

An SD-WAN enabled network transformation raises unique issues about the way enterprise customers source and contract these services.

Getting what you bargained for during contract negotiations is paramount. But so is maintaining flexibility in your legal arrangements to ensure that your organization maximizes the benefits of moving your network to an SD-WAN solution.

Four Facts About Provider Connectivity

Every network must rely on other networks to reach parts of the internet that it does not itself serve; there is no such thing as a ubiquitous internet backbone provider.

So how do providers stack up against one another in terms of connectivity?

2018 Submarine Cable and Capacity Pricing Trends in Asia-Pacific

This week Research Director Alan Mauldin ventured to Kathmandu to take part in APRICOT 2018. On Monday he took to the stage with a presentation about submarine cable and pricing trends in the region. (You can download his slides here or keep scrolling to watch the whole thing.)

More Cables Coming from Google

Lots of telecom stories to consume this month. Chief among them is Google's recent announcement of three new undersea cables (Curie, Havfrue, and HK-G) that are scheduled to go online next year. 

The Curie cable will be the first new cable to land in Chile in almost 20 years. You can read up on it in the TechCrunch post below. We're also sharing stories about cable security, pricing trends, and wireless subscribers in Asia. Happy reading.

Exploring the State of the Wholesale Telecom Industry Across Latin America

Capacity LATAM 2018 is fast-approaching. The 2018 conference is happening March 20-21 in Rio de Janeiro. As you might expect, TeleGeography's Anahí Rebatta and Lilian Lea will be on the scene.

And good news for TeleGeography readers. Use the code LATAM18-TELEGEOGRAPHY to get 15% off registration for up to two people.

Island Hopping: What's Next for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands?

Situated in the northeast Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were hit hard by back-to-back hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017.

What Happens When You Ask Telecom Analysts to Predict the Future, Part 2

This post comes from our new e-book, The State of the Network: 2018 Edition. To download and enjoy this free resource, click here

What Happens When You Ask Telecom Analysts to Predict the Future, Part 1 

This post comes from our new e-book, The State of the Network: 2018 Edition. To download and enjoy this free resource, click here.

A Holistic Picture of What Adding SD-WAN Means For Your Network

The refreshed SD-WAN Research Service is here.

Beyond updated product research, this tool now contains pricing data, meaning that users can explore the cost of SD-WAN overlays alongside the core infrastructure information already tracked in this product.