VIRTUALLY ALL GLOBAL telecommunications are now carried by submarine cables, without which the internet would not work.
As an island nation submarine cables are an essential component of the UK’s internet economy. The UK has the largest internet economy in the G20* (*Boston Consulting) worth £180 Billion in 2015. The industry attaches great importance to safeguarding submarine cables from man-made and natural hazards.
Subsea cables are also a key part of the offshore energy industry as they bring the energy created to the shore where the electricity can be transferred to the National Grid. The UK also places critical reliance on subsea power interconnector cables to other countries, allowing us to exchange energy with them as needed to ensure power grid availability and reliability in a cost-efficient and environmentally sustainable way.