Submarine Cable Map
TeleGeography’s Submarine Cable Map has been updated for 2013. The latest edition depicts 244 cable systems that are currently active or due to enter service by 2014.
The design of our new map was inspired by antique maps and star charts, and alludes to the historic connection between submarine cables and cartography.
We drew inspiration from a number of sources including Maury’s New Complete Geography (Revised Edition) published by American Book Company in 1921 and The Timechart History of the World, a collection of antique timelines published by Third Millennium Press.
The map depicts routes of 232 in-service and 12 planned undersea cables. Country dialing codes and capital cities are also provided.
Cable landing sites
Insets provide detailed information about cable landing stations in key regions including New York and New Jersey, Egypt, Cornwall, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo.
Lit submarine cable capacity
Inset maps present data on lit submarine cable capacity by route, and used international bandwidth by country.
Submarine cable timeline
The map includes a submarine cable timeline spanning 1997-2012. Data include:
- Cables by RFS date, categorized by route
- Total lit capacity by route
- Share of lit capacity by route
- Share of lit capacity by source (new cables vs. upgrades)
- Purchased/used capacity ratio (2000 to 2012 only)
Network latency constellations
Insets provide country-to-country latency data for the following hubs: Brazil, Egypt, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The map is printed on Yupo, a high quality synthetic material, and measures 36" x 50" (0.9144 m x 1.27 m). The map is available flat and shipped in a tube (recommended for framing or hanging on a wall) or folded (for more convenient storage and transportation). Heat mounting is not recommended.