26 Oct '15, 7am

Just how important are undersea cables? Read here.

Just how important are undersea cables? Read here.

Due to the speed with which information could be exchanged, the use of submarine cables proved a catalyst for globalisation and international engagement because they significantly reduced communication times between continents. Submarine cables quickly became important international assets for news agencies, trading and shipping companies, governments and their armed forces, and the public. They enabled ship captains and companies to communicate from distant ports, immediately improving logistic management for industries such as cotton, and they dramatically enhanced communication between various states and colonies aiding diplomatic relations during peacetime and facilitating communication during conflict. Historically the demand for submarine cables was proportional to a nation’s naval forces, distant colonies, and the perceived threat of conflict. The British government...

Full article: http://www.navy.gov.au/media-room/publications/semaphore-...

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