Submarine Cables

144,000 Gigabits, 8,000 Miles: Reading Up on the Pacific Light Cable Network

The Pacific Light Cable is coming and it's going to break some records. IEEE Spectrum Magazine has a good article out about the "ongoing transformation of the submarine fiber-optic cable network" and how this cable is part of the puzzle.

We're also sharing stories about high-frequency trading, the facts behind attacking submarine cables, and Europe's broadband sector. 

[Webinar] Moving the Shannon Limit: New Submarine Cables for Increased Capacity and New Services

The submarine networking industry is getting ever closer to the Shannon limit, the theoretical maximum capacity that can be reliably transported over a submarine cable.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate

CommsUpdate is TeleGeography’s free daily summary of the top global telecom stories. Born out of desk research for TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database Service, CommsUpdate is produced by TeleGeography’s team based in the historic city of Exeter in Devon, England.

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of CommsUpdate, we’ve put together a list of weird and wonderful facts about your favorite telecom newsletter.

When a Cable is Decommissioned, Does it Make a Sound?

But really—when a cable is decommissioned, is there just a switch that someone flips off?

Turns out it's more complicated than that. Our top story pick for this month covers how the decommissioning process works and who is impacted.

New Capacity, Competition in Latin America

If you've been asking yourself lately what the future of wholesale telecom looks like in Central America and the Andean Region, today's Spotlight interview will be of particular interest.

Another Submarine Cable Story is Being Written. (This One is 14,000 Kilometers Long.)

What articles have we been Slacking to one another around the office? This month that list includes a story about a new cable project that has two very big backers: Facebook and Amazon. The Jupiter cable will connect the U.S. and Asia by 2020. You can read all about it in the story by the BBC below.

The other stories we've rounded up include mergers, takeovers, and shakeups. Plus, more news on T-Mobile's ever-growing presence in the U.S. wireless market.

Island Hopping: Five Ways Melanesia's Telecom Markets are Evolving

TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database includes comprehensive coverage of the world’s major telecom markets.

But we also profile some of the smallest principalities, republics, and territories in the world.

This month we focus our attention on Melanesia, the sub-region of Oceania that encompasses the independent island nations of Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu, as well as the French special collectivity of New Caledonia.

A Complete List of Content Providers' Submarine Cable Holdings

Unlike previous submarine cable construction booms, content providers like Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft are taking a more active role in this recent surge.

Stranger Things: Why Netflix Isn’t Behind New Submarine Cable Builds

Besides sharks eating undersea cables, one of the biggest myths that I’ve seen recently is Netflix being cited alongside Google, Facebook, and Microsoft as a contributor to new submarine cable investment.

This Blog Post Has Everything: Robots! North Korea! Cloud Computing!

This month we're reading about the state of artificial intelligence, connectivity in North Korea, content providers' submarine cables, and the curious new way Amazon Web Services will be charging customers. (A TeleGeography lineup if I've ever seen one.)

We've got all the stories linked below. Have at it.