Credits: Mark Thomas – Watch a thought provoking documentary about the undersea fibre networks passing through Cornwall. Learn the history behind the growing popularity of undersea cables and why major carriers are avoiding the UK.
Global Crossing installed the Pan European Crossing Cable in 1999 at Dumpton Gap, Broadstairs, Kent to connect the UK with Europe via Belgium. Another link was designed for Seaford, East Sussex to Veules-les-Roses, France as backup. The PEC network was to extend/compliment their 40Gbps AC1 – U.S to U.K. to Netherlands and Germany ring network […]
The new CeltixConnect-2 cable, which is being built by submarine cable provider Aqua Comms will provide 60ms latency from Blackpool to New York, it will also expand to Denmark and play a role in their north atlantic ring network. This major build is nearing closer and will be another, welcomed upgrade to transatlantic capacity. They […]
As the working week finishes and the weekend is about the land, who knew a modest-sized gas generator and an off-shore wind farm falling off the grid would cause so much chaos. Well, it did and it left almost a million homes and businesses without power. Just before 5 pm on 9th Aug 2019, the […]
This location at Torpedo House, Pennygillam Way, Launceston looks like it was purpose-built back when NTL was expanding, down to the undersea cable operators at Lands-End. With no actual undersea cables of their own, we expect this side was a major switch between Lands Ends & Bude. With large customer bases in Plymouth, Torquay and […]
This location is tucked away in Rodricks Farm (50.069810, -5.677079) with the only signs being a high-output substation bearing the name NTL. As VirginMedia (or NTL) never had any undersea cables, we assume this was their own interconnect. We can see multiple POP’s along the route such as Indian Queens & Launceston.
Serves: Liberty Submarine Cable (aka Channel Islands-9) – Built-in June 2008 by JTGlobal to Guernsey using 4 pairs.
In Feb 1991, Eastern Electricity Plc applied for planning to start a very early deployment, across the tops of the nearby powerlines. The application was for the ” ERECTION OF REPEATER STATION TO HOUSE EQUIPMENT TO AMPLIFY TELECOMMUNICATION SIGNALS WITHIN NEW FIBRE OPTIC CABLE. ” This unit is a pre-fab, housing optical hardware, a diesel […]
Scotland-based business ISP Commsworld, which this year aims to light up over 2,000 km+ of fibre optic cable in a figure of eight around the UK (one of the largest privately funded long distance Optical Core Networks in the country), has moved down south and opened a new office in London ahead of its expansion. At […]