The Sub-Wave Network was a piece of sentient software programmed to find anyone who could help to contact the Tenth Doctor. It used sub-wave communication to transmit, which meant it was undetectable as it was below normal waves. It was created by the Mr Copper Foundation and further developed by Great Britain's former Prime Minister Harriet Jones.

The network found Captain Jack Harkness at the Hub, Sarah Jane Smith and Luke at 13 Bannerman Road, and Martha Jones at her house with her mother in London. It also found Rose Tyler at Donna Noble's house, but she was unable to communicate with anyone since the laptop she was using did not have a webcam.

As Martha Jones' superphone temporarily did not function, Torchwood and Sarah Jane used the power of the Rift, Mr Smith, and every single telephone on the planet to call the Doctor with the number from the superphone, managing to get through the Doctor's TARDIS, so that he could find where the Daleks had taken Earth. However, this had the effect of enabling the Daleks to locate the network, and trace it back to Harriet.

Upon her death, Harriet Jones gave control of the network to Torchwood. (TV: The Stolen Earth)

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