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The undersea cable community convenes in Montevideo to celebrate ICPC’s triumphant 50th Plenary Session

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

LYMINGTON, United Kingdom—All good times eventually come to an end, and the 50th International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) Plenary session that was held in Montevideo, Uruguay, from 25-27 April 2017 was no exception.

ICPC Members from around the globe contributed to a successful annual Plenary with the theme of unmissable insights and challenges related to submarine cable planning, installation, protection, and maintenance.

The Other Side of Communication: Guardians of Global Connectivity

Monday, 24 April 2017

Ryan Wopschall (until 2016, a member of the Executive Committee of the ICPC) discusses the technology and infrastructure that is integral to present day connectivity and communication: without submarine fiber optic cables, the world would be a very different, and disconnected place. He examines the key actors and innovations that have brought the technology to where it is today, and the international regimes that have been tasked with its protection.

Source: Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Volume 41:1; Winter 2017.

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