When Peter Fisk, Pelagian founder, worked on cable route surveys and installation projects around the world in 1994 those with Internet access spent fewer than 30 minutes a month surfing the Web. Today we spend over 20 hours a week online.
Blogging wouldn’t be ‘invented’ for 6 years and now six out of every ten websites in the world are built using a ‘blogging tool’. There are 1 billion of them, a quarter of those built in 2014.
When Pelagian started out in 2002 the fact that 97% of internet traffic is carried by undersea cable wasn’t quite as important as it is now.
The projects are inherently just as challenging, but the risk of failure is much higher to investors, because it affects more people.
The developing world has gone from phoneless and powerless to mobile and social in one giant infrastructure-driven step.
Pelagian has always been about connecting people with amazing and unique skills to projects all around the world.
Now the idea is the same, but bigger.
We are about engineering a connected world.