Interactive map shows how submarine cables make the internet possible

Undersea cables are basically the structure that makes the internet truly global. They connect terrestrial networks from countries and continents distant from each other and enable an international network to take shape. That's why you can access websites hosted in Germany, Romania, China and so on.

Of course, Brazil does not need to have direct connections with all these countries, as the network is decentralized and can function across multiple routes. This way, the more routes our country has, the faster we can access content from other regions. So it is interesting to check out the Subamarine Cable Map.

This online application brings the world map and highlights all submarine cables that are part of the internet and also the ones that will do. You can click on the route of the cables themselves or even in the cities that receive their connection.

You can check technical information for each cable, such as the length in km, companies that manage the structure, and also the date they were activated. There are also Landing Points, which are the cities connected by the cable.

It is interesting to note that Brazil concentrates much of the new cables, either under construction or planned in the Atlantic Ocean region. Most of them will connect our country to North America, but there is one that will leave Fortaleza straight to Portugal and Spain. It will be made by Telebras and IslaLink and will be 10, 100 km long.

Another one that deserves mention is the cable that will leave Luanda, Angola, and arrive at Fortaleza, Ceará. It is expected to be ready in the third quarter of 2018 and is already being installed by Angola Cables. Another cable from the capital of Ceará will also reach Africa next year, but the destination is Kribi in Cameroon.

If you found the idea interesting, take a moment to access the service and better understand how the world is interconnected.