There is little that the TeleGeography team loves more than a new map.
So it makes sense, dear reader, that our valentine to you would be map-themed. In that spirit, we're thrilled to unveil our 2019 submarine cable map.
The new edition, which is sponsored by Telecom Egypt, depicts 420 cable systems and 1,106 landing stations that are currently active, under construction, or expected to be fully-funded by the end of 2021.
Here it is, in all of its candy-colored glory:
As many as 107 new submarine cables totaling over 400,000 kilometers will be deployed from 2016-2020 with a value of over $13.8 billion. This is one of the reasons that this year's design is all about the building boom, singling out cables owned by content providers, including Hawaiki, MAREA, JUPITER, Dunant, and others.
Our trusty infographics also zero in on route diversity, newly-connected countries, and used international bandwidth. Additionally, we highlighted the vendors responsible for constructing new cables. (We packed a lot of bonus info into this map. Don't sleep on the data panels at the bottom.)
And we'd like to thank our generous sponsor Telecom Egypt for making this map possible.