About Submarine Cable Networks

Submarine Cable Networks, has been dedicated to running the open and free portal and encyclopedia on submarine cable industry since early 2011, providing full range of information on the technology, financing, planning, construction, operation and maintenance, marketing, commercial and technical solutions regarding the undersea cable systems and networks.

With our expertise and in-depth insights, Submarine Cable Networks would be your first and reliable intelligence consultant on business related to submarine cable systems, facilities connectivity and bandwidth markets worldwide.


Mission Statement

To be the first and topmost portal in global submarine cable industry for visitors, industry professionals and peers…

As a part of global communication infrastructure, submarine cable network is highly professional and a niche branch. Submarine cable network and its system information has long been mastered by very few professionals in telecom carriers which makes people who are interested in submarine cable hard to access to more information of such field.

As we know, submarine cables form the mission critical backbone of the internet. Without the development and stable and cost-effective running of submarine cable networks, the internet will suffer from heavy cost and low speed. Therefore, for a wide perspective, all internet users have the intent to understand submarine cable networks in some degree, especially when the access to the internet is impacted by the cable outage due to natural disaster or breakdown.

The semi-closed status of submarine cable network and its significance to internet reveal dramatically contradictive with the open feature of internet, and to certain extent increase the cost of internet. In this regard, Submarine Cable Networks was established aiming to promote exchange in international submarine cable industry and decrease the social cost of internet by virtue of its unique structure, professional perspective and open platform. With innovative design, in May 2011, Submarine Cable Networks website was formally launched and put into operation. Now it has been rated as the leading website specialized in international submarine cable industry.



Submarine Cable Networks covers and contains comprehensive aspects in relation to subsea fiber optic cable. In the section of Systems, inventory on submarine cable systems is categorized by regions and system name. In every submarine cable system, you may find an article on Submarine Cable System Overview, with brief description of the submarine cable system, including but not limited to, cable length, design capacity, lit capacity, and construction cost, cable landing stations and owners, as well as submarine cable map. There are also some quite technical articles regarding network topology, network structure, network connectivity, latency (round trip delay) and other technical parameters. Of course, there is marketing information regarding the submarine cable systems. In the section of Stations, you may have the opportunity to have a glance over the location of most of the cable landing stations worldwide, submarine cable system(s) landed at each cable landing station, the owner and available backhaul service provider(s) at the station. In the section of Capacity Watch, latest news regarding the submarine cable industry and the global capacity market, as well as insight analysis are provided for visitors.

Of course there is much more to be improved, all the visitors, industry professionals and peers are invited to contribute ideas, insights and articles to enrich the contents.


Glory & Honor

During the one-year operation period, internet users from more than 170 countries and regions visited Submarine Cable Networks, contributed about 15,000 PVs per month. It is exciting achievement for such a niche professional website.

Moreover, Submarine Cable Networks has formed media partnership with Submarine Networks World, the world’s leading subsea cable industry gathering, and has consecutively sponsored the Submarine Networks World in 2012 and 2013 held in Singapore. 

Welcome to register at Submarine Cable Networks. Or join the worldwide largest professional submarine cable community owning over 18,000 registered members, 01 The Submarine Cable Systems group on Linkedin. As one of the managers of the Linkedin group, the Founder of Submarine Cable Networks – Winston Qiu is pleased to connect with you there and know your ideas.



Gripping on the opportunity pertaining to the thriving and mushrooming of international submarine cable industry, Submarine Cable Networks is devoting itself into better serving for visitors, industry professionals and peers with its persistent expertise and dedication. 



Contributions, comments and corrections are much appreciated.  If any, please send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Winston Qiu —— Founder and Managing Editor

Submarine Cable Networks is founded, designed and managed by Winston Qiu.

Winston QiuWinston has been in the Telecom industry since 1996, started as a duty engineer at the NOC of Shantou Telecom, a local branch of China Telecom.

Winston entered the submarine cable industry in early 1997 for the construction of Shantou Cable Landing Station where SMW3, China-US CN and APCN-2 cables land. Since 2001, Winston has been working on the global network architecture in China Netcom and China Unicom, insightful on both submarine cable networks and global Internet, from both technical and marketing point of views. In 2002, Winston led a team to deploy and launch an overseas Point of Presence (PoP) in the United States, marking as the first overseas PoP of Chinese telecom industry. As a key player, Winston designed the global network platform for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, contributing to and sharing an honor of the exceptional Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

In early 2011, Winston launched this website, Submarine Cable Networks, with an innovative design and idea to share various information on submarine cable systems and networks worldwide and insight analysis on capacity market, and discuss with the peers.


Editorship is open. 

To join us, please contact Winston at : 

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.            

LinkedIn:Winston Qiu     

Google+: Winston Qiu

Submarine Cable Networks aims to provide information, exchange ideas and foster discussion for the submarine cable industry.

Submarine Cable Networks recognizes that individuals with whom we conduct business value their privacy. However, in order to conduct global business in an increasingly electronic economy, the collection of personal information is often necessary and desirable. Submarine Cable Networks respects and understands the rights of individuals to prevent the misuse of their personal information.

The collection of personal information

In general, any visitor can browser our site without divulging any personal information. Obviously, Submarine Cable Networks will collect personal information from a visitor, including but not limited to, the visitors' name, e-mail address, company name and address, telephone number and limited demographic data, when the visitor desires to access any content offered to registered subsrbiers or the visitor inquiries certain services or products. In these instances, the visitor is strictly voluntary to provide the neccessary personal information.

Submarine Cable Networks may use this personal information for its business purposes, such as alerting subscribers to its updates, products and services.

Submarine Cable Networks may share your information (with the exception of account, credit card, and ordering information) with third parties, e.g. our sponsors. Except as stated in this Privacy Statement, or as otherwise stated at the time personal information is gathered, we will not provide this information to third parties.

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Submarine Cable Networks also collects domain information as part of its analysis of the use of this site. This data enables us to become more familiar with how visitors visit our this site.

Submarine Cable Networks uses this information to improve its Web-based offerings. This information is collected automatically and requires no action by a visitor.

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Terms of Use

Submarine Cable Networks website exists to promote, foster debate, exchange ideas and act as an educational resource for the entire submarine telecommunications community.

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When you access this website, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to abide by the terms described below. If you do not agree to the terms discussed here, you should exit this website now.

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No Warranty

While Submarine Cable Networks attempts to provide accurate information on this website, it assumes no responsibility for accuracy. Submarine Cable Networks may change the information on the website at any time without notice.

Material on this website is provided "as is" and does not constitute a warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Submarine Cable Networks disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied. This includes but is not limited to implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. It also includes any expressed or implied warranties arising from any course of dealing, usage, or trade practice.

Limitation of liability

Submarine Cable Networks is not liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use-or the inability to use-the material on this website. This includes but is not limited to the loss of data or loss of profit, even if Submarine Cable Networks was advised of the possibility of such damages.


While this website may contain links to third-party websites, Submarine Cable Networks is not responsible for the content of any linked websites.

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You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, obscene, libellous, or otherwise offensive material.

Your Submission

Any material, information, or idea submitted or posted on this website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. Submarine Cable Networks may share or otherwise use your submission for any purpose whatsoever. If any of the information submitted constitutes personal data, you agree that Submarine Cable Networks may transmit such personal data across international boundaries for any Submarine Cable Networks business purpose. Personal data will be treated as set forth in our Privacy Policy.

As of today, the Submarine Cable Networks website has been on for one year. The original goal for an open and free media and encyclopedia on the submarine cable industry and global capacity market leads me on and attracts hundreds and thousands of visitors, industry professionals and peers. After the first one-year running, this website has been recognized more and more as a leading and unique media on the submarine cable industry and global capacity market. 

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In the edition of December 2016, Wire Journal International magazine has a featured industry profile, Submerged in the global cable market, about Winston Qiu and his industry leading open portal SubmarineNetworks.com. 

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