All the world’s submarine fibre cables

Submarine fibre cables are the backbone of the world’s Internet, connecting countries and continents to one another via thousands of kilometres of data-carrying pipes.

Africa is connected to the rest of the world via multiple submarine cables – with South Africa hosting landing stations in the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

The Submarine Cable Map shows where these cables are located and cable systems which are in the works.

The image below provides an overview of the world’s submarine cable systems.

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All the world’s submarine fibre cables