Networks

May 17, 2024

Dr. Steve Grubb Looks Forward to the Next Wave of Technology Drivers

Dr. Steve Grubb’s fascination with subsea cable technology began in the 1990s. Thirty years later, now CEO of Grubb Blue Ocean Solutions, Steve spends his time advising cable companies on technical design and vendor selection.

He also lends his expertise as one of TeleGeography's Preferred Partners.

May 15, 2024

Used International Bandwidth Reaches New Heights

Worldwide bandwidth demand continues to grow at a steady pace.

Annual demand growth has decelerated slowly, but according to new data from TeleGeography’s Transport Networks Research Service, aggregate demand more than tripled between 2019 and 2023 to reach an eye-popping 5 Pbps.

May 13, 2024

Scaling Trans-Atlantic Submarine Cable Routes in a Sustainable Manner

Submarine cable network bandwidth cannot scale linearly with power and space requirements for economic and sustainability reasons.

To address this reality, the submarine network industry is working tirelessly toward sustainably scaling transoceanic capacity to meet the voracious demand for ever-increasing bandwidth, especially along the trans-Atlantic undersea cable routes.

Wouldn't it be great if someone did a webinar about this?

May 10, 2024

Hervé Février Wants to Troubleshoot the Industry's Biggest Challenges

Dr. Hervé Février has an engineer's brain. (His colleagues have actually used the term "technical wizard.")

After four decades in optical communications, he saw that the industry was as exciting as ever, brimming with digital infrastructure problems in need of solutions.

May 9, 2024

Your 2024 Telecom Conference Guide

Conferences and networking events are a big part of our research cycle.

There’s no better way to keep tabs on what’s happening in telecom than to meet with industry professionals, ask questions, present our data, and learn about what’s on the horizon.

No time for conference hopping?

Here's a collection of resources to catch you up on this year’s travels (so far), brought to you by our team of jet-setting analysts.

May 8, 2024

Building Tomorrow’s Internet: An Update on New Cable Investment

Investment in new submarine cables has surged in recent years. Despite some fluctuations, new cable investment has averaged over $2 billion per year in the past eight years.

With demand continuing to rise at an exponential rate, the value of new submarine cables entering service from 2024-2026 is forecasted to reach over $10 billion.

May 1, 2024

The Key Trends Shaping Long-Haul Capacity Demand

To many people, the concepts of global network infrastructure and bandwidth markets are difficult to grasp. But to those who follow this sector, it's one of the most fundamental building blocks of the global economy.

If you haven't heard of TeleGeography’s Transport Networks Research Service, it's one of our most popular research subscriptions. In short, this tool assesses the state of the global telecom capacity market—and we just finished updating it with tons of new data and analysis.

So now is the perfect time for us to answer the question: what's fueling the changes we see in the global bandwidth market?

Apr 16, 2024

It’s Time To Test Your Submarine Cable Knowledge

Lots of people play the secret cable trivia game hosted on our interactive submarine cable map every month, but it’s been a while since we’ve shared the winning answers.

Time for a pop quiz!

Apr 3, 2024

The Reality of Latin American Connectivity

A few weeks ago, TeleGeography headed back to São Paulo to participate in the Capacity Latin America 2024 conference.

There were few dull moments, with the Latin American wholesale connectivity market full of activity. Among the many discussion points, a few key themes are worth mentioning.

Let’s have a look.

Mar 15, 2024

Beyond the Red Sea Blues: West Africa Faces Fresh Cable Faults

As if three cable faults in the Red Sea weren’t enough of a headache, a series of West African cables were damaged on March 14.

The precise location and cause of all of these faults are not known at this time, but let’s look at what we do know.