WAN Summit

Submarine Cables as Earthquake Detectors? It Could Happen.

Gather round—we're sharing our telecom reading recommendations for June 2018.

First up, The Economist looks closer at a new approach that would leverage submarine cables for measuring seismic activity. This innovative idea comes from Britain’s National Physical Laboratory, which has successfully identified quakes in trial runs. 

We've also pulled stories about broadband in rural America, a submarine cable kerfuffle between China and Australia, as well as an examination of plummeting international bandwidth prices.

Upcoming Webinar: The Financial Impact of Hybrid WAN Deployment

A recent WAN Summit survey found that cutting costs is the number two most important driver for SD-WAN deployment after improving performance.

Combinations of hybrid WANs and SD-WAN promise to double bandwidth while reducing Mbit prices by up to 50 percent.

But how much of this is achievable?

We're Surveying WAN Managers Across the Globe. Join us and Enjoy Free Access to Our Findings.

We've got an exciting project brewing here at TeleGeography.

We're conducting a brief survey of enterprise WAN managers across the globe and across different verticals. Ultimately, we're hoping to help our readers compare their networks—and future plans for their networks—to that of their peers.

Your Coffee Break Starts Now: Stories About SD-WAN, Broadband, Internet Development, and More

May reading recommendations are in.

Our spring lineup includes a Network World post about the challenges facing SD-WAN. In this story, Steve Garson charts a shift in the SD-WAN market, measuring the need for SLAs in SD-WAN services, the impact of the cloud, and much more.

We're also sharing news and notes on Latin America's broadband sector, insights on internet development in Asia, and a refresher on why you've seen ZTE's name in the news. These coffee break reads are all linked below.  

Charting the State of the WAN in 2018

What drives your SD-WAN adoption? Will MPLS be part of your WAN? Are you benchmarking your network spend?

We asked these questions—and many more—to the audience during our recent WAN Summit New York. Keep scrolling to see what attendees said about SD-WAN, MPLS, and more.

EMEA Carriers Embrace SD-WAN

Europe was initially slower than North America to adopt SD-WAN. But in recent years the technology has caught on and spread to the broader Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) region.

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.

Global Real Estate Services Business Builds for the Future With SD-WAN

Cushman & Wakefield is a 100-year-old, privately-held real estate services business. It reached its current size through a series of mergers and acquisitions–activity that meant its network was a mishmash of services from different providers.

Delighting Customers: Ethernet Connects Thomson Reuters and Customers Worldwide

To say that network connectivity is mission-critical for Thomson Reuters would be an understatement.

Highlight Reel: 10 WAN Stories From 2017 Worth Revisiting

It was another year of top-rate discussions about enterprise networks, hybrid WANs, the future of MPLS, SD-WAN in the workplace, and more.