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Back Reflection The Man History Forgot (Part 1)

Back Reflection The Man History Forgot (Part 1) By Bill Burns and Stewart ash July 20, 2020 Regular readers of Back Reflection will know that after the 1858 failure of the first attempt to lay the Atlantic Telegraph, six years would pass before the next attempt could be organised.  We know that Cyrus West Field [...]

Bringing the Nordics Together and Beyond

Bringing the Nordics Together and Beyond By Kjetil Korslund July 20, 2020 The Celtic Norse cable system will connect central Norway to Ireland, and both of them further to the East Coast of the United States. The German attack on Norway and Denmark started very early on the 9th of April 1940. In Norway the [...]

Back Reflection: Historical Overview of Submarine Cable Powering

Back Reflection: Historical Overview of Submarine Cable Powering By Michel Martin and Antoine Rey with Introductory Remarks by José Chesnoy May 18, 2020 Introductory Remarks Power feeding of a submarine cable is often a discrete part of the system. The operation staff has identified from the beginning that it is a high voltage equipment needing [...]

Portraits of Sir John Pender: 1816-96

Portraits of Sir John Pender: 1816-96 By Stewart Ash and Bill Burns May 18, 2020 The celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the first all-British submarine telegraph cable to India were to include an exhibition at the PK Porthcurno – Museum of Global Communications pkporthcurno.com.  The programme was intended to be launched on 4 June [...]

2020-05-19T06:17:24-04:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Porthcurno Story

The Porthcurno Story By Gareth Parry May 18, 2020 Four years ago, we celebrated the anniversary of the first successful trans-Atlantic telegraph cable. That was a huge achievement in itself and it also gave confidence to investors and Victorian entrepreneurs to embark on under-sea cable projects in the Far East. John Pender (later Sir John [...]

Submarine Cable Positioning: From Astronavigation to GPS

Back Reflection – Submarine Cable Positioning: From Astronavigation to GPS By José Chesnoy March 16, 2020 Introduction The precise cable position on the sea bottom is fundamental for route optimization (optimum length and bypass of obstacles), cable protection, and for an easier future recovery for repair. GPS (Global Positioning System) is now present in our [...]

2020-03-24T17:10:47-04:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Politicization of Subsea Cables

The Politicization of Subsea Cables: How Our Once Discrete World Now Makes Headlines By John Tibbles January 19, 2020 Introduction For many years, probably since the early days of telegraphs submarine cables have rested quietly out of the view of the media and politicians if not the military minds but that now longer seems to [...]