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Just Look at All Those Cables: The 2021 Submarine Cable Map is Here

Today seems like a good day to unveil our 2021 Submarine Cable Map, don't you agree?

Trans-Pacific Cable Chaos, Shifting Asian Hubs

It’s been a year since the U.S. government denied a cable license to the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN), setting off a chain reaction that's disrupted the trans-Pacific submarine cable market.

Three Trends Impacting the Future of the Long-Haul Capacity Market

We've said it before and we'll say it again. When it comes to the global bandwidth market, the two most predictable trends are persistent demand growth and price erosion.

But if the latest update of our Global Bandwidth Research Service teaches us anything, it's that there's more beneath the surface.

Submarine Cables: It's Not Bitcoin

We often say that we'll be taking a "deep dive" into an issue at the beginning of our WAN Manager Podcasts. Today we almost mean that literally, as Greg welcomes TeleGeography Research Director Alan Mauldin to talk about submarine cables.

What's Behind the Middle East Bandwidth Surge?

Readers of our Pricing Suite's latest Bandwidth Pricing Report already know that the Middle East serves as both an important node and a crucial transitway for international capacity.

Cable operators were extremely busy between 2011 and 2017 when they turned up nine new cables in the region. But submarine cable activity slowed quite a bit between 2018 and 2020, as no new cables were launched in the region.

Trends Stay on Track: A Massive Global Bandwidth Pricing Update for 2021

The network faced a host of new demands and challenges in 2020, but many of the key trends that characterized the wholesale market prior to the pandemic held true.

Demand growth remains robust. And while the pace of price erosion moderated in many markets over the past year, prices still continued to decline.

International Bandwidth Soars to New Heights

With the annual update of our Global Bandwidth Research Service comes new insights for 2021.

Here's the big news: between 2018 and 2020 alone, international bandwidth used by global networks more than doubled to exceed 2,000 Tbps.

Content Provider Cables? Don't Call it a Comeback.

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All Eyes on Europe-East Asia Backbone Transport

There's plenty happening along the critical Europe-East Asia subsea route.

Senior Manager Jon Hjembo recently treated the Transport Networks Russia & CIS Conference to a virtual presentation on all things Europe-East Asia backbone transport, highlighting big developments and persistent trends in the region.

The Rise of an Emerging 400Gbps Force

Surging demand for bandwidth and higher quality end-user experiences— of both the human and droid variety—continues unabated. This trend puts intense pressure on ICPs and network operators to maximize submarine network spectral and returns on limited submerged assets.

Join Ciena’s  Brian Lavallée and our own Alan Mauldin on May 4 at 11 a.m. ET for a live discussion on this topic.