Interactive Submarine Cable Map Hits 487 Cables Over 1.3 Million...

Interactive Submarine Cable Map Hits 487 Cables Over 1.3 Million Kilometers

Enterprise Networking Mag | Monday, September 13, 2021

TeleGeography has upgraded their Interactive Submarine Cable Map so that users can search and choose numerous cables, landing points, countries, RFS years, and suppliers from the map.

FREMONT, CA: TeleGeography, a global market research and consultancy organization for telecommunications, has updated its Interactive Submarine Cable Map. Users can now search and select multiple cables, landing points, countries, RFS years, and suppliers from the map, including 487 global cables and 1,304 unique landing stations and features.

TeleGeography estimates that about 1.3 million kilometers of submarine cables are in use worldwide as of 2021. Over the next three years, their map depicts over $8 billion in new cable investments.

"We're thrilled to launch the upgrades to our popular interactive map. It's easier than ever for users to access interesting and relevant insights into submarine cable information," said TeleGeography Research Director Alan Mauldin. "We're continually updating this interactive tool as the cable landscape develops. It's fantastic to share our findings with the world in a free-to-use, universal resource for the industry."

TeleGeography's renowned map reveals years of network history underneath the. Traditionally, telecom carriers controlled cable systems, which formed a consortium of all parties interested in utilizing the cable. A surge of entrepreneurial organizations established numerous private cables in the late 1990s and sold the capacity to users.

Even though the consortium and private cable models are still in use today, one of the most significant shifts in recent years has been the type of organizations involved in cable construction.

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon, among others, are now the big investors in new cables. In recent times, private network operators such as these hyperscalers have outperformed internet backbone operators in terms of capacity deployed. Acquiring new submarine cables makes sense for these corporations, given the potential of continued significant bandwidth growth.

TeleGeography's cartographic stylings are now available on cable for a second time. Their renowned print Submarine Cable Map, distributed at ITW 2021 and sponsored this year by Telecom Egypt, is now available to order as a physical artwork.

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