The Skewjack site has a long history with the UK’s communications, starting during World War 2, RAF Sennen was based here due to the great radio reception towards the Atlantic, 100m high masts in adjoining fields supported radar antennae as part of an early warning radar station which could detect ships and low flying aircraft […]
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.
Credits: Channel 4 – Watch a documentary about how Edward Snowden unleashing evidence on the NSA & GCHQ , Learn which giant telecoms operator facilitated the spying and how much is open for governments to see.
This major cable landing station in Highbridge was built in 2001 by troubled Tycom, It was acquired by Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) in 2005 and then rebranded in 2007 to Tata Communications. This cable landing station is used for the TGN Northern Europe cable to Eemshaven, Netherlands. On the UK side, the land cable heads […]
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 […]
Hibernia express is a new transatlantic cable connecting the UK Ireland & the USA, running directly between data centers in Slough, UK (Equinix LD4) & New York, USA (Equinix NY4). The new network was designed to be the fastest connection between the UK and USA, beating Global Crossing’s latency by 5ms, which doesn’t seem like a […]
Gigaclear, the fibre to the home leader, who M&G Investment Management fund bought out for £270 million (all cash) in March 2018, is suffering delays with multiple BDUK projects. Already backed by Infracapital (43.2% shareholding), plans to cover 350k houses by 2020. On June 11th, Founding director, Matthew Hare is awarded a OBE for For services to Broadband […]