Meet Erik. Erik is a submarine network field technician. Erik has a tough job. Like any submarine network field technician, Erik faces a long list of challenges to get the job done. He needs a deep optical transmission knowledge, a willingness to travel worldwide at a moment’s notice, and a high level of patience, because whatever can go wrong, often does. What makes Erik’s job so different from his terrestrial network colleagues? Water, and lots of it! Here's what makes that especially challenging.