How the Internet Works on a Flat Earth

world-submarine-cable-map-980x459

Check and Mate. Always shown on a flat map, never going south connecting S America to Africa to Australia.

The secret world of cable landing sites

Connecting to the US is critical for any serious international communications company, and Tata’s Global Network (TGN) is the only wholly owned fibre ring encircling the planet. It amounts to a 700,000km subsea and terrestrial network with more than 400 points of presence worldwide.

Tata is willing to share, though; it’s not just there so the CEO’s kids get the best latency when playing Call of Duty, and the better half can stream Game of Thrones without a hitch. At any one time Tata’s Tier 1 network is handling 24 percent of the world’s Internet traffic, so the chance to get up close and personal with TGN-A (Atlantic), TGN-WER (Western Europe), and their cable consortium friends is not to be missed.

The site itself is a pretty much vanilla data centre from the outside, appearing grey and anonymous—they could be crating cabbages in there for all you’d know. Inside, it’s RFID cards to move around the building and fingerprint readers to access the data centre areas, but first a cuppa and a chat in the boardroom. This isn’t your typical data centre, and some aspects need explaining. In particular, submarine cable systems have extraordinary power requirements, all supported by extensive backup facilities.

Tagged:

2 thoughts on “How the Internet Works on a Flat Earth

  1. John the scientist June 21, 2016 at 2:30 am Reply

    Fact check = YOU FAIL.
    Sites (Aplanetruth.info) and (TheGeocentricGnostic.com) are just filled with incorrect statements and theory.
    A high school physics student can easily disprove all the “supposed” science portrayed on those site.
    Don’t distort and misrepresent good science with your lies – just to promote your religious beliefs.
    kind regards, John the scientist.
    Show less

    Like

  2. BrankoMenicanin June 21, 2016 at 2:37 pm Reply

    Why John the scientist have the same thoughts in two different themes ? (Rob Skibba- Flat earth… , and How the Internet works on flat earth)

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: