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Explosions Leave Crimea in the Dark

November 24, 2015 • Above photo credit: http://varlamov.ru/ Just after midnight local time on 22 November,...

The Threat of Telecom Sabotage

October 30, 2015 • Earlier this week, an article in New York Times captured the world’s imagination with...

Iran: Latest Nation to Host Critical Global Internet Infrastructure

September 28, 2015 • As crippling economic sanctions are poised to be lifted by the United States, Iran is starting...

Internet for the Next 3 Billion

January 13, 2015 • Last month, I traveled to Doha, Qatar to participate in the ITU’s...

What’s Next for Cuba?

December 18, 2014 • Nearly two years ago, we broke the story about the activation of the first submarine cable...

No turning back: Russia activates Crimean cable

July 31, 2014 • The Crimean peninsula depends critically on the Ukrainian mainland for...

Kurdish ISPs enable growth of Iraqi Internet

July 22, 2014 • The recent violence in Iraq and the government’s actions to...

Beware the Ides of March: Subsea Cable Cut Trend Continues

March 31, 2014 • Earlier this month, the International Cable Protection Committee, a submarine...

Submarine Cables Add Resilience But Paths Still Matter

October 16, 2013 • Last month, I had the honor of opening the second day of the Submarine Networks...

Myanmar Internet Disruptions

August 13, 2013 • Before Egypt became the country known for shutting off its international...

Cuba-Jamaica Link Activated

May 20, 2013 • In January, we reported the news that the ALBA-1 submarine cable connecting...

Gulf States Turn to Iran, Russia for Internet

April 22, 2013 •   Sometimes, it takes a real disaster to create something genuinely new....

Intrigue Surrounds SMW4 Cut

March 28, 2013 • It has been a rough few weeks for the global Internet, given numerous...

Faraway Fallout from Black Sea Cut

February 14, 2013 • Last month, Wired.com‘s fascinating geological sciences blog, Eruptions,...

Bangladesh Connects via India

January 29, 2013 •   The Internet of Bangladesh has been connected to the world by a single...

Mystery Cable Activated in Cuba

January 20, 2013 • In February 2011, the first submarine cable connecting the island...

Cyprus Rescues Lebanon

July 6, 2012 • It has been a tough week for Internet connectivity in Lebanon. After two national Internet...