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There are now more than 1.3 million km of submarine cables worldwide

September 3, 2021

Via: TechRadar

An interactive map detailing the world’s undersea communications cables now has 487 connections and 1,304 unique landing stations in its database.

In total, TeleGeography’s map shows records of 1.3 million km of submarine cables across the globe and visualises more than $8 billion in new investment over the next three years.

Undersea cables were first used in the 19th century to transmit telegrams across oceans and have since provided the foundation for global telephone and Internet networks. There are now hundreds of thousands of miles of these cables across the world.

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