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

Sean Donelan sean at donelan.com
Mon Jan 22 00:36:59 UTC 2007

On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Fergie wrote:
> This really has more to do with analogies regarding organizations
> such as DeBeers, and less with Murphy's Law. :-)

No, its not a scarcity argument.  You have the same problem regardless
of the number of carriers or fibers or routes.  There wasn't a lack of
alternate capacity in Asia. Almost all service was restored even though 
the cables are still being repaired.

Its an assurance problem, not an engineering problem.

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