[366-6] Submarine Fiber Optic Network / 海底光纖網絡, 2016

Thin white lines show the world's submarine fiber-optic network.  Thick black lines highlight the top ten voice-traffic routes; business and familial connections fuel these top routes.


[319-3] Submarine Fiber Optic Network, 2011

Since the year 2000, over 80% of international data volume has been transmitted using deep sea cables. Although they are more wiretap proof, they are more susceptible to damage than satellite links. Earth quakes, anchors and even sharks endanger the transfer of data. The breadth of the lines is proportional to the transmission capacity.