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Map shows how easy it is to disconnect your Internet country

Map shows how easy it is to disconnect your Internet country

In total, 61 countries are in “severe risk” Off with their Internet, if the government reaches a despot crazy with that idea or if you try to attack the connectivity of the nation. The calculated figure the network monitoring company Renesys , after what happened with Syria , given to countries that have only 1 or 2 companies providing international connection.

Fall in this range countries like Syria, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Ethiopia, Yemen, Guyana, Uzbekistan, Cuba and others, marked in dark green well. Then follow those in a “significant risk” with fewer than 10 international service providers, which we find in Latin America Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Those with more than 10 international suppliers, but less than 40, have a risk considered “low”. Here are Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Central America and Mexico, while those with more than 40 suppliers, and are considered “resistant” in its ranks include Brazil and Argentina, and the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia and Australia.

“The key to survival is decentralization – and not uniform across the globe. In some countries, the international Access to data and telecommunications services is heavily regulated. There may be only one or two companies who have licenses to carry voice and Internet traffic to the outside world, and are required by law to mediate access to all others. Under these circumstances, it is almost trivial for a government to issue an order to shoot down the Internet, “explains Renesys.

Such centralization, on the other hand, complicates the task of protecting the Internet infrastructure in the event of an attack, for example. Most advanced countries to diversify their infrastructure as possible, which is also driven by competition between different companies to provide better services and cheaper prices.

Renesys analysis focuses on the number of firms competing in each market, which does not cover all the risks that exist. It might have to do another analysis considering the amount of fiber cables that are installed for different countries, and in Latin America are quite few.

Link: Could it happen in your Country? (Renesys)

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