Artifact Details

Title

MAREA cable sample

Catalog Number

102766622

Type

Physical Object

Date

2017

Manufacturer

TE Subcom

Dimensions

overall: 1 5/8 in x 22 3/4 in x 1 5/8 in

Description

The object is a section of the MAREA undersea fiberoptics transmission cable. MAREA is a 6600 km (4000 mile) long transatlantic communications cable between Virginia Beach, Virginia and Bilbao, Spain owned and funded by Microsoft and Facebook, and operated by Telxius, a subsidiary of Spanish telecom Telefónica. The cable was finished being laid across the Atlantic in September 2017, and began operation in February 2018. The name MAREA is Spanish for tide.

Category

Component/cable

Credit

Gift of Tom Harpel

Lot Number

X8414.2018