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 […]
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 […]
With their network growing on a global scale, Worldcom acquired a factory in 1998 on Trinity Street St Philips Bristol and installed a PoP on their new cable routes down to Cornwall and to the rest of the UK. Now owned by Verizon and is still in use.
Built by MCI Worldcom in 1998 when the Gemini South cable came in at Porthcurno, which terminated at Tretheway CLS. When the cable was decommissioned, its unknown what this building does, but it’s likely it inter-connects with other networks nearby. There is a twin duct network running from here, past Newquay airport, into Bude, through to […]
Every 70km or so, fibre networks need to be repeated (regenerated) to reduce degradation and lower capacities. All the networks will have these sites dotted along the route of their network. These usually contain rackspace for line termination equipment, backup batteries and air conditioning. Sometime’s, these sites will be built into regional hubs or co-located […]
With the rise of undersea cables in Bude, MCI Worldcom joined Cable & Wireless, Level3 & Global Crossing and ran their cables from Land’s End through to Taunton and then Bristol. We assume this site is used for inter-connecting with other cables in Bude. Planning Permission Owner: Verizon Built in: 2000 Built By: MCI Worldcom