- Submarine cable map.
Blimey, there’s dozens of ’em.
There’s even one from UK to Japan over the top of Russia.
Can I change at Bank 😀Posted 5 years ago
Its like a tube map
Wow zoom in its even more techno.Posted 5 years ago
Blimey, I thought everything went by satellite nowadays.Posted 5 years ago
We’ve certainly got more than our fair share, for a relatively small island….Posted 5 years ago
Satellite: slow, expensive. Cable: fast, cheap.Posted 5 years ago
Thanks for that link. I love maps!!Posted 5 years ago
Best thing evvaaaa.Posted 5 years ago
did you notice how many land just under here?
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Neal Stephenson wrote a really good non-fiction thing about the cable business – it’s in his non-fiction book, can’t remember the name.
The first one, TAT-1, isn’t on there – that terminated in a lovely out-of-the-way corner of Appin. Keep meaning to go for a look but got disctracted by a giant silica quarry.Posted 5 years ago
That’s very cool, thanks OP.
Check out the size of the one coming from Filey.
The “Russian Optical Trans-Arctic Cable System (ROTACS)” providing vital links from a small seaside town in North Yorkshire to Japan and Russia! 😯Posted 5 years ago
It doesn’t show the identical matching set of fibres going from each of the undersea ones to GCHQ Cheltenham! A staggering amount of data to mirror and process…..Posted 5 years ago
there are loads more disused ones too, some dating back to WW1 and earlier, we find them quite often during geophys surveysPosted 5 years ago
A staggering amount of data to mirror and process…..
I doubt they mirror everything. I am sure they’d like to, but it’d be physically impossible. Even Google only caches some websites.Posted 5 years ago
and don’t forget O&G infrastructure https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/381530/UKCS_Offshore_Infrastructure.pdf
the seabed is a busy place!Posted 5 years ago
I doubt they mirror everything. I am sure they’d like to, but it’d be physically impossible. Even Google only caches some websites.
I mean mirror as in mirror port on a router. Apparently the do process everything, but just store meta data for a lot of it. This all came out in the Snowdon releases…Posted 5 years ago
nice map. what do the different colours represent, I can’t find a key.Posted 5 years ago
Different cables companies, just click on a cable to see the details….Posted 5 years ago
Surprised there isn’t one going to Antarctica. If i was going to be stuck in a remote research station for endless dark nights with sub-god knows what temperatures outside, the one thing i’d demand was a high quality cable connection so i could stream my grumble without buffering it.Posted 5 years ago
They have their own ways of entertaining themselves in Antarctica:
😉Posted 5 years ago
I was expecting a Haynes Manual image of a wiring loom from u-boat… Interesting all the same 🙂Posted 5 years ago
And this is what happens to cable maintenance ships when they are no longer required.
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