Twenty first century is the era of high technologies where increasing dataflow requires speedy communications and transfer of information over large distances in a limited period of time. All communications facilities including high-speed internet, calls, and emails are nowadays carried by modern fiber-optic telecommunications cables laid on the bottom of the oceans. Apart from technical and engineering challenges arising in connection with cable installation, maintaining and reparation there are also legal aspects of interest to be mentioned. Summarizing cable industry experience, this article is devoted to legal regime of submarine cables under typical cable installation contracts. more…
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