Undersea cables are made of bundles of glass fibres, each one as thick as a strand of human hair.
Technology has played a key role for both sides engaged in the conflict. So what would happen if Myanmar’s military shut down all communication to the outside?
By limiting access to social media and the internet, the government hurts the right to free speech of not only Papuan residents but also all Indonesians.
A government-imposed internet blackout in Sudan is the latest in a series of internet shutdowns as a means to quell dissent.