Just an exercise to locate the local exchanges in my area.
Tag Archives: Telecoms
Grass Area 1/2 mile from Fenny Exchange / Bletchley (MK) bRAS near Bletchley Tesco roundabout.
A number of fibre cables from the Exchange and bRAS start to run North from this small grass area just down the road towards the Centre MK and SMBA Bradwell Abbey Exchange.
A fibre cable running to the Bank of England runs under one of these network chamber covers using dark fibre provided by Zayo (formerly Geo). 186k was taken over by Geo Networks and further by Zayo, so it’s most likely under those 186k covers.
Data Centers in Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes has a number of Data Centres. The Linford Wood area seems to have a concentration of Data Processing and Data Centre companies and fibre cables and dat a connectivity providers.
My Mapped Data Centers ( work in progress )
The Secrets of Cornwall by Mark Thomas.
This video started my interest in searching further for the hidden buildings and ducts that make up the Internet Backbone of the UK.
Watched this video several hundred times pausing and following Mark’s journey mapping the sites he visited. Also used a number of sources like Secret Bases and Internet Maps to map other interesting sites. Some sites were found by endlessly and painfully zooming and scrolling Google Maps !
I have made up several KML files locating each these sites and the route of the GTN and other fibre cables.
My Mapped Points Of The Internet Backbone ( work in progress )
Inside the BT Telephone Exchange
Mobile Basestations Locations
Mast Data is a UK mobile telecoms base station resource tool for use by contractors and operators across the mobile telecommunications sector.
The physical side of the internet
Discover the physical side of the internet with Andrew Blum.
The Exciting life of Internet Packet
Some basic technical aspects of the Internet communication and infrastructure. Then worth watching “The Secrets of Cornwall – Part 1 – Communications“
The Secrets Of Cornwall
The Secrets Of Cornwall – Communications
SMBT Fenny Stratford Exchange / Bletchley (MK) – bRAS
BT Wholesale has ten 20/21CN bRAS which are located at Birmingham, Bletchley (MK), Ealing, Edinburgh, Ilford, Kingston, Manchester, Reading, Sheffield, Faraday. If your ISP uses BT Wholesale for routing then you can be sure that all your traffic will have passed through one of the above bRAS locations.
There are a large number of network companies present at this site as indicated by the network chamber covers outside in the street.
My Mapped BT Exchanges ( work in progress )
Submarine Cables & Landing Stations
The physical connectivity of the Internet is of great fascination to me. From Submarine Cables and Cable Landing Stations to fibre ducts running up and down the country between Exchanges and POPs.