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.
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 […]
On Friday 3rd of May 2019, just after 6.20 pm, an intense fire broke out in a workshop on the ground floor of the Strachan & Henshaw Building, Foundry Lane, Bristol. We have an interest in this building due to the sheer level of mobile and back-haul equipment on the roof. This is a major […]
First of all the Hibernia network acquisition was impressive, adding 10.16 Tbps of capacity via the Atlantic cable and 53 Tbps from the Express cable (Also boasting the lowest latency US – UK route). Over the last few years, CenturyLink has also made some pretty impressive acquisitions with Level3 Communications complete with the ex-Global Crossing network. […]
Polgate has two points of presence built in 1998, ready for the Circe South cable from Cayeux-sur-Mer, France. Built on Dittons Road by Viatel & VTLWavenet, a pan-European network with approximately 450 km of fibre, landing at Pevensey Bay, travels through POPs in London and Egham, across to a second landing station at Lowestoft in […]
We’ve all heard of BT, if you haven’t, British Telecommunications (BT for short) is a global communication operator, who inherited a nationwide copper landline network from the General Post Office back in the ’80’s, Providing a perfect network for telephone calls, however, when the first internet products were launched, the dial-up based network soon became congested. […]