Fact: Before 2009, only 16 African countries were connected to a submarine cable system. Since then, 26 cable systems have been deployed to connect the region.
I’ve been involved with TeleGeography’s research on submarine cables since 2000. Over the years I’ve fielded numermous questions about the submarine cable industry from journalists, investors, family, and friends.
It seems as good a time as any to provide a compilation of answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.
TeleGeography is pleased to announce that our annual map sale has begun.
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When it comes to undersea cables, we've come a long way.
Take this 1939 Bell Systems reel, which showcases scenes from the San Francisco Harbor, as workmen ready submarine telephone cable that is to live at the bottom of the San Francisco Bay, winding beneath the Bay Bridge.
As kids, many of us attached a pair of tin cans to the ends of a long string to create a primitive telephone. Somewhat ironically, modern global telecommunications still functions in a somewhat similar manner.
We're pleased to introduce the 2016 edition of our Middle East Telecommunications Map, sponsored by Telecom Egypt. The map focuses on 17 countries in the Middle East and depicts all submarine cables that are currently active in the region, as well as cables that in advanced stages of planning. The latest data are presented on the map and inset infographics with an eye-catching new design. Take your first look at the new map now.
TeleGeography’s Submarine Cable Map has been updated for 2016. The latest edition, sponsored by PCCW Global, depicts 321 cable systems that are currently active, under construction, or expected to be fully-funded by the end of 2016. Our new design features several inset maps and infographics that are as data-rich as they are beautiful. Take a moment to explore the new map in greater detail now.