TDM is Taking on Water—Packets to the Rescue!

Date and time: Wednesday, April 26th, 11AM ET 

Why should submarine cable operators care about adding packet networking to their networks?

As legacy Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) services are taking on water in terms of popularity, they’re rapidly being replaced by packet-based services over most terrestrial networks. And subsequently, the subsea cable networks that interconnect these ‘network islands’ need to be able to handle the packet traffic.

Join TeleGeography’s Tim Stronge and Ciena’s Brian Lavallée for a discussion on the rise in popularity of packet-based services over submarine cable networks, who’s driving the bandwidth, and key applications being served. Specific points of discussion include:

  • An overview of submarine network bandwidth demands and who’s responsible for it
  • The advantages of packetizing your submarine network
  • How to packetize the venerable cable landing station

Attend this webinar to learn how packet-based services have essentially taken over terrestrial networks and are critical to the future submarine networks.

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Featured speakers:

    Brian Lavallée

    Brian Lavallée

    Brian Lavallée is the Director of Portfolio Marketing with global responsibility for Ciena’s packet networking and submarine solutions. Brian has over 20 years of telecommunications experience with previous roles in Product Line Management, Systems Engineering, Research & Development, and Manufacturing. During his career, he has worked in various areas of optical networking including access, metro, regional, long haul, and submarine networks. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Concordia University and an MBA in Marketing from McGill University, both located in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

    Tim Stronge

    Tim Stronge

    As Vice President of Research at TeleGeography, Tim Stronge's areas of expertise include international voice traffic, terrestrial and submarine cable systems, and international bandwidth markets. 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.

    He holds a Master's degree in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. from the College of William and Mary.