Corpus ID: 191139651

Submarine Cables: Critical Infrastructure for Global Communications

  title={Submarine Cables: Critical Infrastructure for Global Communications},
  author={Doug Brake},
  • Doug Brake
  • Published 19 April 2019
  • Environmental Science
Submarine cables play a critical role in global interconnected networks, carrying about 99 percent of international communications traffic. Sharp growth in demand for data, fueled by bandwidth-intensive applications such as video and a proliferation of cloud-based services, has driven a considerable uptick in global submarine cable deployments. The last five years have seen an average 26 percent increase in available capacity per year on major routes. This policy briefing presents a snapshot of… Expand

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