Many cables, one canal.
Redundancy doesn't seem like a bad idea here
Bit of a single point of failure at Suez though.
Construction has begun on a 19,200km submarine cable running from Singapore to France, Singaporean telco Singtel said on Monday. The company claimed the new optical-fibre cable system, called the South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 6 (SEA-ME-WE 6), would offer one of the lowest latencies between these regions at a …
Malaysia, Bangladesh, Maldives, Pakistan, and Djibouti are all too backwards to consider cooperation with anything Israel was also involved with. They wouldn't want to reap the benefits the system could deliver to their country if they thought a Jew might also benefit.
I'm such an idiot.
A millennium plus worth of violence isn't vanishingly small:
Paris H as an icon for me as well, because she at least understands what antisemitism is - https://www.tmz.com/2014/12/02/paris-hilton-death-threats-anti-semitic-man-jewish/ (yes, you are being given a link to TMZ - I'll let you decide if having the mighty news source of TMZ quoted back at you strengthens your position...)
"It would be a good idea to avoid Egypt and the Suez Canal altogether and route a portion overland..."
Running cable underwater is preferred because you only need to get permission once in each country (instead of planning permission along the whole land route), you don't need to dig a trench the whole route (so that people don't trip over it or dig it up), and you can just fling it off the back of a boat (instead of hiring a new crew in each country).
With all these multi-terabyte per second connections coming in from all over the world, what is the impact on the backend in Europe ?
100 TB here, 100TB there, pretty soon you've got petabytes of capacity at your doorstep.
Does the EU have a global backend measured in petabytes ?