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.
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The map depicts routes of 293 in-service and 28 planned undersea cables. Capital cities for each country are also provided.
Inset maps detail landing station locations for Cornwall, Hawaii, Hong Kong, New York/New Jersey, Singapore, Southern Florida, Sydney and Tokyo.
The map’s choropleth depicts how many international submarine cable system links are connected to a country. The more submarine cable links connected to a country mean a higher level of resiliency to submarine cable faults.
Inset illustrations depict actual size of optical fiber and number of fiber pairs available on Trans-Pacific, Intra-Asia, Europe-Asia, Trans-Atlantic and U.S.-Latin America routes.
Infographics detail information about changes to capacity on major global routes from 1996 to 2014. Data include submarine cable & lit capacity deployment, share of lit capacity by ownership type, share of unlit potential capacity by cable age and number of in-service cables.
We would like to thank our generous sponsor PCCW for making this map possible.