Ooh baby baby it's a sea world

If you think -as I did- that you live in a wireless, aero-transported world, think again: 90% of all international trade still moves via ship. An astonishing 99% of all telecoms traffic, including phone and web, is routed via submarine cables - not satellites. See the links to two very interesting maps: shipping traffic over a year (measured with unprecedented precision by a group of scientists) and all major submarine cable routes and connection points.


This explains why the world's biggest navies have a common interest to keep concentration points like the Panama and Suez canals and the Malacca strait open and pirate-free.

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