Sunday, April 30, 2017

Info on Undersea cables that power Internet

Here is an animated map from Business Insider that shows all the Undersea Cables that power the global internet



It is more than 150 years since first undersea cable was laid


Map shows all the 300 cables stretching 8.8 Kilometres or 550,000 miles, equivalent  distance of circling Earth 22 times that transmit 99% of total internet traffic on the Globe


Longest cable being 38,624 Kilometres or 24,000 miles from Germany to Korea with 39 landing points


Watch how these cables are laid in below video



Below video shows how are these cables are repaired