Submarine Cable Map

TeleGeography’s Submarine Cable Map has been updated for 2014. The latest edition depicts 285 cable systems that are currently active or due to enter service by 2015.

Cable Map
See a larger version or visit the interactive version of the 2014 Submarine Cable Map.

Main projection

The map depicts routes of 263 in-service and 22 planned undersea cables. Each country is colored according to how many international submarine cable system links are connected there. Capital cities and the location and direction of 44 cable vessels (as of December 6, 2013) are also provided.

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Cable landing sites

The map provides detailed information about cable landing stations in key regions including Hawaii, Southern Florida, New York, New Jersey, Cornwall, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Sydney.

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Inset map

An inset map presents geographically accurate submarine cable paths, the locations of seven cable maintenance agreement zones, and subsea topographical features.

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Cable installation

The map includes a diagram highlighting the various parts of a submarine cable system, including a submarine cable cross section.

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Cable faults

Infographics provide data on cable faults and repairs, including:

  • Causes of cable faults, 2008-2011
  • Number of cable breaks by country, 2008-2012
  • Mean time to commence repair by country, 2008-2012

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Seabed profiles

The map provides examples of trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific cable route seabed profiles.

Cable Map

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.