Zimbabwe satellite service shutdown for non-payment
brandon.galbraith at gmail.com
Tue Sep 19 07:59:08 UTC 2006
Does any fiber run into Zimbabwe? Or is everything via satellite? There has
to be a remaining uplink (albeit low-capacity) if nameservers within the
country are still accessible.
On 9/19/06, Peter Dambier <peter at peter-dambier.de> wrote:
> Gadi Evron wrote:
> > On Mon, 18 Sep 2006, Sean Donelan wrote:
> >>Intelsat has shutdown the primary satellite link for Zimbabwe's state
> >>communications company for non-payment, which has affected most of the
> >>ISPs in the country.
> > I can't really blame them. I doubt the Internet is considered critical
> > infrastructure over there yet, and I doubt Intelsat would care... but
> > is interesting in the sense that even if you can't fault intelsat in any
> > way... Intelsat, Inmarsat, etc. run quite a bit, and if it's a
> > "country" that gets disconnected, that is a problem even if it's not
> > "their" problem.
> > Gadi.
> % Information related to '126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52'
> inetnum: 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11
> netname: TelOne-BLK01
> descr: TelOne (formerly ZPTC)
> country: ZW
> The nameservers and internet sites can be seen here (europe)
> but they are slow.
> Kind regards
> Peter and Karin
> Peter and Karin Dambier
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