- the Europe India Gateway (EIG)
- the South East Asia Middle East Western Europe-3 (SMW-3)
- the Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSY)
Ten days later, the East African Marine Systems (TEAMS) cables were cut by a ship anchored in restricted waters. The outage affect 9 countries (Register, 2012).
These outages, whether they are malicious sabotage attacks, or simply an accident, severed lines affect communications and ecommerce in these emerging markets.
The 2013 interactive submarine cable map shows where the cable trunks are located. The map can zoom in on specific locations around the globe and even includes a latency table of the source and destination connections.