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Sharks are not the Nemesis of the Internet—ICPC Findings

Thursday, 02 July 2015

LYMINGTON, United Kingdom—Last August 2014, a rediscovered YouTube video of a shark biting a subsea cable caused a media storm. According to some commentators, the video signified that worldwide telecommunications were under attack by sharks because submarine fibre-optic cables are the backbone of the global Internet. The International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) has reviewed records of cable faults worldwide, and together with an assessment of the video, conclude that much of the media hype was incorrect. Essentially, sharks and other fish were responsible for less than 1% of all cable faults up to 2006. Since then, no such cable faults have been recorded.

Sharks are not the Nemesis of the Internet—ICPC Findings
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The “voice of the undersea community” resonates in Hong Kong at the 2015 ICPC Plenary

Wednesday, 03 June 2015

LYMINGTON, United Kingdom—Enhancing Submarine Cable Security and Co-operation in Balance with the Environment, was the central theme to the successful and well-attended International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) Plenary meeting which was held recently in Telegraph Bay, Hong Kong SAR.




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