Undersea fiber cut after Taiwan earthquake - PCCW / Singtel / KT e tc connectivity disrupted

Rod Beck Rod.Beck at hiberniaatlantic.com
Sun Jan 21 04:49:12 UTC 2007

What's really interesing is the fragility of the existing telecom infrastructure. These six cables were apparently very close to each other in the water. In other words, despite all the preaching about physical diversity, it was ignored in practice. Indeed, undersea cables very often use the same conduits for terrestrial backhaul since it is the most cost effective solution. However, that means that diversifying across undersea cables does not buy the sort of physical diversity that is anticipated. 

Roderick S. Beck
EMEA and North American Sales
Hibernia Atlantic
rod.beck at hiberniaatlantic.com

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