BBC reports Kenya fiber break
dburk at burkov.aha.ru
Thu Mar 1 00:16:58 CST 2012
On Mar 1, 2012, at 10:12 AM, bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com wrote:
> we had an instance of "B" root there for a season. connectivity was a problem and
> we pulled the node in 2001.
You should install it on sattelite
> On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 09:45:16PM -0800, Bill Woodcock wrote:
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>>>> On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 10:08 AM, Justin M. Streiner
>>>> <streiner at cluebyfour.org> wrote:
>>>>> On Wed, 29 Feb 2012, Rodrick Brown wrote:
>>>>>> There's about 1/2 a dozen or so known private and government research
>>>>>> facilities on Antarctica and I'm surprised to see no fiber end points on
>>>>>> that continent? This can't be true.
>>>>> Constantly shifting ice shelves and glaciers make a terrestrial cable
>>>>> landing very difficult to implement on Antarctica. Satellite connectivity
>>>>> is likely the only feasible option. There are very few places in
>>>>> Antarctica that are reliably ice-free enough of the time to make a viable
>>>>> terrestrial landing station. Getting connectivity from the landing station
>>>>> to other places on the continent is another matter altogether.
>> There were INOC-DBA phones at several of the Antarctic stations, for quite a few years. We could see connectivity to them go up and down as the satellites rose above the horizon and set again.
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