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 […]
All around the world, The Internet networks are converged and centralised in a number of data centres just in a few square miles, such as here in the UK, London is our internet hub with Canary Wharf in Dockland’s being home to many interconnections and data centres. Here in the South-West, Bristol is home to […]
When the GTN was taking shape in 1999, Fibernet acquired the first floor, equipping it as a telecommunications PoP in the centre of the city. Fibernet was later acquired by Global Crossing in 2006 and then by CenturyLink. It appears, since then it’s vacated and was then taken over by shared-office uses in August 2014.
In 2000, Level3 as part of the ‘GTN’ network around the UK, a site at 57/59 Whitefield Road Speedwell Bristol was chosen to house their repeater cabin. It looks like planning as refused and another for the retention was later approved, suggesting they built it anyway. It’s of typical design, a porta-cabin style temporary design. […]
In 1997, TANet Ltd installed equipment in Railway Arch 109, Oxford Street, St.Philips, Bristol, as part of their UK wide Network. This new network was created by leasing fibres from Racal Telecom, which used the largest private telecoms network in Britain, consisting of 17,000 kilometres of fibre optic cables linking every major city together. Global Crossing […]
Built in 1999 as the fastest transatlantic cable, it became the leading financial link between NSE & LSE. With 65ms latency, global Crossing wanted this cable to be fast and it was and remained unbeaten for 16 years, until Hibernia Express came along. Global Crossing also laid the PEC (UK Ireland) south cable to Ballygrangans in 2000. […]
With the rise of undersea cables in Bude, Cable and Wireless built this facility to house inter-connection equipment and repeater equipment for cables running from Land’s Ends towards London. The frontage design matches other Cable & Wireless built repeater stations. Planning Permission It is thought that this could be the Cable Landing Station for Global […]
Yellow, a Level 3-built transatlantic cable activated in November 2000, spans almost 4,000 miles and connects the Cornish town of Bude in the United Kingdom to Long Island, New York. The cable’s capacity is currently 320 Gbps but is upgradeable to 640 Gbps. Level 3 also has capacity on AC-1, the Apollo North and the […]