Tycom, Highbridge, Somerset

This major cable landing station in Highbridge was built in 2001 by troubled Tycom, It was then acquired by Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) in 2005 and then rebranded in 2007 to Tata Communications. 

Built to a very high standard and is very well connected, with 3 submarine cables and 3 land cables connecting many continents and cities together.  There is also an extensive colocation facility here with server rackspace available for lease. Watch promo video below.

TGN Atlantic runs between Wall Township, New Jersey, USA to Highbridge, UK. Completed June 2001.

TGN Western Europe runs between Seixal, Portugal through to Highbridge, UK then back out to Bilbao, Spain. Completed June 2002.

WACS – West Africa Cable System runs between Highbridge, UK to Seixal, Portugal on the TGN Western Europe cable and then onto Las Palmas in Spain and onto 11 more stops. Carrier consortium owned with Vodafone (Cable & Wireless).

UK land sections head towards Mark & Wedmore, before terminating in Cressex, High Wycombe. Another land cable heads up the A38 and into Stratford London. Finally another cable runs south to Pottington cable landing station nr Barnstaple.

Owner:  Tata Communications
Built in:
2001
Built By:
Tycom

Cable: TGN Atlantic
Capacity: 5.12 Tbps

Cable: TGN Western Europe
Capacity: 3.84 Tbps

Cable: WACS
Capacity: 14.5 Tbps

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