International Cable Protection Committee


Sharing the seabed in harmony with others



The International Cable Protection Committee represents 97% of the world’s subsea telecom cables.


The ICPC has more than 170 MEMBERS in over 60 COUNTRIES and has the vision of being the premier international submarine cable authority through providing leadership, knowledge and guidance on issues related to submarine cable security and reliability.



2020 ICPC Plenary Meeting: Madrid, Spain


Having closely monitored the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic the ICPC’s Executive Committee and Secretariat have concluded that we must postpone the Madrid Plenary until 2021 in the same venue. The 2021 ICPC Plenary will be held at the Novotel Madrid Center on Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th April 2021 inclusive. We will have the same conference facilities as planned for this year. Thank you for your understanding and support of the ICPC’s activities. The Executive Committee and Secretariat look forward to seeing you in Madrid in 2021.

Latest News

Call to Action to Protect Cables During COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, 03 April 2020

The International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) calls on governments and industry to facilitate and expedite the deployment, operation, and repair of submarine fibre optic cables during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to protect increasingly important broadband Internet connectivity and the governance, health, education, and commerce activities that depend on such connectivity.

Read full statement below.


ICPC Call to Action - COVID-19 Informal Translation in the Spanish Language


ICPC Call to Action - COVID-19. Informal Translation in the Japanese Language

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Informal Translation into Japanese. [?] The International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) calls on governments and industry to facilitate and expedite the deployment, operation, and repair of submarine fibre optic cables during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to protect increasingly important broadband Internet connectivity and the governance, health, education, and commerce activities that depend on such connectivity.








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