Submarine Cable MapPosted: April 3, 2011
This map shows 121 of the world’s major submarine cable systems and 25 planned systems that are due to enter service by 2013. The particular things about this map that I find astonishing are the cables to the North Pole and the density of cables running through the Suez Canal.
Apparently the first transatlantic telegraph cable was laid in 1858, although due to the inadequate technology it was only in operation for a month. The first truly successful cable was laid in 1860 by the world’s largest steamship the SS Great Eastern.
This map was sourced form TeleGeography. To visit their website click here.