Red Sea Roundup: Five Articles Worth Reading


By Kristin LeeMar 13, 2024


This month, we’ve seen countless headlines swirling about Houthi attacks and submarine cable faults in the Red Sea.

With so much press activity, it can be tough to distinguish fact from rumor. To help you cut through the noise, here are some resources that our team recommends reading/watching.

[Video] Cutting of Red Sea data cables may have been accidental, analyst says

The analyst in question? None other than TeleGeography VP of Research Tim Stronge.

CBS News
[Video] At least 3 killed in Houthi missile strike on commercial ship

Tim also made a quick cameo on CBS Evening News.

Middle East Eye
Rubymar sinking: Did Houthi ship attack sever Red Sea internet cables?

This piece, featuring insight from TeleGeography Senior Research Manager Paul Brodsky, includes big picture information on cable repair and long-term issues.

Wall Street Journal
Red Sea Conflict Threatens Key Internet Cables

Another good read—and here's an interesting snippet: “The cost to insure some cable ships near Yemen surged earlier this year to as much as $150,000 a day.”

AP News
3 Red Sea data cables cut as Houthis launch more attacks in the vital waterway

In this article, The Associated Press provides some additional background on Houthi attacks to date.


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Tim Stronge

Tim Stronge

Tim Stronge is VP of Research at TeleGeography. His responsibilities span across many of our research practices including network infrastructure, bandwidth demand modeling, cross-border traffic flows, and telecom services pricing.

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Paul Brodsky

Paul Brodsky

Paul Brodsky is a Senior Research Manager at TeleGeography. He is part of the network, internet, cloud, and voice research team. His regional expertise includes Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

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