Atlantic cable


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Atlantic cable:

see cablecable,
originally wire cordage of great strength or heavy metal chain used for hauling, towing, supporting the roadway of a suspension bridge, or securing a large ship to its anchor or mooring. Today a cable often refers to a line used for the transmission of electrical signals.
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The installation of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) -- a subsea cable with 40 Tbps of capacity that will extend more than 6,500 km to Fortaleza, Brazil -- began on the Angolan coast in the municipality of Quissama.
The firm's South Atlantic Cables System will be the first submarine cable in the southern hemisphere connecting Brazil to Angola -- offering a revolution in communication between the regions.
The South Atlantic Cable System is a unique cable system that will directly link Angola to Brazil and the rest of the world, and NEC Corporation prides itself to be the system supplier and would like to thank Angola Cables for giving NEC the chance to be part of this epoch-making cable," said Toru Kawauchi, General Manager at NEC's Submarine Network Division.
A fascinating, original section of the first Atlantic cable, laid from Ireland to Newfoundland in the 1850s, can be seen in one of the cabinets.
1908 The Life Story of Sir Charles Tilston Bright Civil Engineer, with Which is Incorporated the Story of the Atlantic Cable and the First Telegraph to India and the Colonies, Revised & Abridged edn, London: Constable & Company.
He became the first locomotive superintendent of the Great Western Railway and later company chairman, and also laid the first successful Atlantic cable.
Like the space program in the 20th century, the Atlantic cable extended the limits of the technology of its time.
In November 1866, Secretary of State William Seward sent an encrypted message through Atlantic Cable to U.
Must be something about the long electronic journey along that underwater Atlantic cable.
Circuits in the Sea: The Men, the Ships, and the Atlantic Cable.
In 1861 he served as a clerk on board HMS Bulldog which was then engaged in surveying the northern route for the Atlantic cable.
In the Atlantic cable between Scotland and Newfoundland, voltages of up to 2,600 volts were recorded during the March 1940 magnetic storm.

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