TeleGeography, a telecommunications research and consulting firm that specializes in international networks, service providers, and undersea cables, has released an updated version of its Submarine Cable Map. TeleGeography’s 2013 Submarine Cable Map features a new design that is inspired by star charts and antique maps. I got to admit that it looks pretty cool. The new map also historically hints a connection between submarine cables and cartography, plotting around 244 – 232 in-service and 12 planned – active cables including ones expected to go live next year.
The map, available in print and as an interactive version, was based on the data from Global Bandwidth Research Service and a design by Maury’s New Complete Geography and The Timechart History of the World published by the Third Millennium Press. The map includes dialing codes and capital cities, as well as detailed information about cable landing stations in key regions, such as the ones in New York, New Jersey, Tokyo, Singapore, and Hong Kong. If you love navigating stuff, you can check out the interactive version here. As for the print version, it is actually printed on Yupo, a high quality synthetic material. Of course, you’ll have to pay for it.