Mythbusters Take on the Subsea Cable Myths at SubOptic 2019

On Wednesday, 10 April at SubOptic 2019, Tim Stronge and Alan Mauldin from TeleGeography, will detonate one final set of subsea cable myths.Blog
March 6, 2019

On Wednesday, 10 April, the well-known pseudo-scientist duo, Tim Stronge and Alan Mauldin from TeleGeography, will detonate one final set of subsea cable myths. Armed with PowerPoint, statistics, and goggles, these experts will address some of the industry’s most common myths:

  • The U.S. remains at the center of the global internet
  • Bandwidth prices will be the same everywhere
  • Elon Musk’s satellites will put undersea cables out of business
  • And that old chestnut: a majority of Internet traffic is “adult content”

Audiences from past conferences implore “will bandwidth demand growth last forever, or do the five human senses provide a practical limit on throughput?”. By applying facts, figures, and pragmatism to our industry’s cherished maxims, the presentation will attempt to blast away the shroud of mystery that surrounds the undersea cable industry.

Click here to view the whole schedule: SubOptic 2019 Conference Schedule

More about the speakers:

Tim Stronge is Vice President of Research at TeleGeography. His areas of expertise include submarine cable networks, IP backbones, and international voice traffic. Since joining TeleGeography in 1996, Tim has served as a principal analyst in most areas of research, including network infrastructure, bandwidth demand modeling, cross-border traffic flows, and telecom services pricing.

Alan Mauldin is a Research Director at TeleGeography. He manages the company’s infrastructure research group, focusing primarily on submarine cables, terrestrial networks, international Internet infrastructure, and bandwidth demand modeling. He also advises clients with due diligence analysis, feasibility studies, and business plan development for projects around the world. Alan speaks frequently about the global network industry at a wide range of conferences, including PTC, Submarine Networks World, and SubOptic.