July 30, 2013 – SubTel Forum Press Release

Submarine Telecoms Forum is proud to announce that they, along with other industry leaders, will be featured in the first episode of the upcoming BBC Radio show Techno Odyssey, entitled “Cables”, which details the world of submarine cables.

Techno Odyssey, a three episode radio program, will air on BBC Radio 4 at 11AM GMT, July 31, 2013 and can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b037j27s.

In this series, the poet Paul Farley re-imagines technology we rely on but take for granted, taking the listener on unexpected journeys into technological environments.  From subsea internet cables to artificial heart valves to cash in transit Paul makes us think again about the less seen but vital spaces and systems that make our world tick.  In each program he writes a poem, as a response to each environment.

Kristian Nielsen, Vice President of Submarine Telecoms Forum, said, “In an industry as old and as established as ours, we tend to forget that the world is largely unaware of what keeps their text messages and emails arriving every day.  Naturally, we're thrilled for the opportunity to contribute to a radio program that will bring a little light over to our corner of the information market.”

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