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

Sean Donelan sean at donelan.com
Sun Jan 21 20:13:56 UTC 2007

On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Rod Beck wrote:
> Unfortunately it is news to the decision makers, the buyers of network 
> capacity at many of the major IP backbones. Indeed, the Atlantic route 
> has problems quite similar to the Pacific.

If this is news to them, perhaps its time to get new decision makers and 
buyers of network capacity at major IP backbones :-)

Unfotunately people have to learn the same lessons over and over again.


   "End-to-end multi-carrier circuit diversity assurance currently cannot
   be conducted in a scalable manner. The cost and level of manual effort
   required demonstrated that an ongoing program for end-to-end
   multi-carrier circuit diversity assurance cannot currently be widely


   "The NDAI report confirmed our suspicions that diversity assurance is
   not for the meek," Malphrus added. "It is expensive and requires
   commitment by the customer to work closely with carriers in performing
   due diligence. Until the problem is solved, circuit route diversity
   should not be promoted as a general customer best practice."

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