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ICPC Best Practices

Updated Tuesday 27 July 2021
1. ICPC Government Best Practices for Cable Protection Resilience (English) Adobe Acrobat Document (.pdf) - 207 KB
This document, 'Government Best Practices for Protecting and Promoting Resilience of Submarine Telecommunications Cables' is to assist governments in developing laws, policies, and practices to foster the development and protection of submarine telecommunications cables, the infrastructure of the Internet.

2. ICPC Government Best Practices for Cable Protection Resilience (Spanish) Adobe Acrobat Document (.pdf) - 232 KB
This document (in Spanish), 'Government Best Practices for Protecting and Promoting Resilience of Submarine Telecommunications Cables' is to assist governments in developing laws, policies, and practices to foster the development and protection of submarine telecommunications cables, the infrastructure of the Internet.

3. Fish Aggregation Devices (FADs) - Risks to Submarine Cable Deployment and Operations Adobe Acrobat Document (.pdf) - 916 KB
With this Best Practices Annex, the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) identifies recommended actions for governments to protect submarine telecommunications cables from interactions with Fish Aggregation Devices (FADs) that are known to pose risk to marine vessel operations and damage cables during and after their installation. In presenting these Best Practices, the ICPC encourages government and industry discussions on this topic to ensure appropriate steps can be taken at a national and regional level to maintain continuity of critical telecommunications infrastructure.

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