Every year TeleGeography – a telecom data research firm, releases a stunning map related to global communications. Over the last years the company published couple of great maps visualizing submarine internet cables. The 2015 edition map was styled like the old maps from the Age of Discovery. This year the style is totally different: modern design and infographics.
The map depicts 321 cable systems that are currently active, under construction, or expected to be built by the end of 2016. The colour of each country represents the number of international submarine cable systems connected. There is an accompanying interactive version of the map where you can view and analyse all the details. As always the map is really beautiful… and it makes me realise why I love what I do.
This year we’ve got for you something special… Together with TeleGeography we’ve prepared 5 printed copies of 2016 Submarine Cable Map that will go to 5 lucky winners. To win you just have to follow @TeleGeography and @Geoawesomeness on Twitter and retweet the following until the end of the day on Wednesday April 20th, 2016:
— Geoawesomeness (@geoawesomeness) April 18, 2016
You can find the official rules are here.