Cap'n Bubba the marine backhoe driver - SEA-ME-WE 3 and 4, FLAG cut
martin at theicelandguy.com
Sat Dec 27 21:28:32 CST 2008
Apology in advance for the additional followup;
The other 'exception' to add to my previous post is Hibernia
terrestrial+marine via Halifax to Greenland Conect interconnected with
either Danice or Farice via Iceland. Hibernia Ireland+London would be
lower latency for US route, with the second potential Hibernia route
being second lowest alternate.
On 12/27/08, virendra rode <virendra.rode at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Martin Hannigan wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 12:17 PM, Suresh Ramasubramanian
>> <ops.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Dave Farber's IP list.
>>>> From: France Telecom / Press <infos.group at orange-ftgroup.com>
>>>> To: France Telecom / Press <infos.group at orange-ftgroup.com>
>>>> Subject: Three undersea cables cut: traffic greatly disturbed between
>>>> Europe and Asia/Near East zone
>>>> Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 17:09:03 +0100 (CET)
>>>> X-Concentric-MX-Info: s=0AKNHR84D300:1 ts=0 td=53 dt=0 tro=1 tra=2
>>>> trb=1 sro=1 sra=2 ic=0
>>>> X-Concentric-DKIM: SigStatus="No signature", PolSusp="No",
>>>> PolTest="No", Policy="none", Handling="none"
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>>>> If you can't read this email, please go to :
>>>> Paris, December 19, 2008
>>>> Three undersea cables cut: traffic greatly disturbed between Europe and
>>>> Asia/Near East zone
>>>> 3 cables cut this morning (Sea Me We3 partly + Sea Me We4 + FLAG)
>>>> France Telecom Marine cable ship about to depart
>>>> France Telecom observed today that 3 major underwater cables were cut:
>>>> ?Sea Me We 4? at 7:28am, ?Sea Me We3? at 7:33am and FLAG at 8:06am.
>>>> The causes of the cut, which is located in the Mediterranean between
>>>> Sicily and Tunisia, on sections linking Sicily to Egypt, remain
>>>> Most of the B to B traffic between Europe and Asia is rerouted through
>>>> the USA.
>>>> Traffic from Europe to Algeria and Tunisia is not affected, but traffic
>>>> from Europe to the Near East and Asia is interrupted to a greater or
>>>> lesser extent (see country list below).
>>>> Part of the internet traffic towards R?union is affected as well as 50%
>>>> towards Jordan.
>>>> A first appraisal at 7:44 am UTC gave an estimate of the following
>>>> impact on the voice traffic (in percentage of out of service capacity):
>>>> - Saudi Arabia: 55% out of service
>>>> - Djibouti: 71% out of service
>>>> - Egypt: 52% out of service
>>>> - United Arab Emirates: 68% out of service
>>>> - India: 82% out of service
>>>> - Lebanon: 16% out of service
>>>> - Malaysia: 42% out of service
>>>> - Maldives: 100% out of service
>>>> - Pakistan: 51% out of service
>>>> - Qatar: 73% out of service
>>>> - Syria: 36% out of service
>>>> - Taiwan: 39% out of service
>>>> - Yemen: 38% out of service
>>>> - Zambia: 62% out of service
>> And it looks like they are going back to square one on SMW4.
>> AMMAN - Internet users in the Kingdom and elsewhere in the region are
>> expected to continue experiencing slower services as repair teams
>> continue their attempts to fix cut cables in the Mediterranean.
>> Raslan Diranieh, chief financial officer of the Jordan Telecom Group
>> (JTG), said that a few hours after SMW-4 Internet cable which links
>> the Kingdom to the International Internet Network was fixed, it
>> experienced another cut on Saturday.
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> I wonder how many km apart smw4 & smw3 are of eachother as my
> understanding is they follow same path.
> My understanding is repairing is extremely tedious process by which
> robot has to scour the seabed and dig out the broken cable and solder
> individual fiber and check for connectivity not that this is an excuse
> for another cut.
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Martin Hannigan martin at theicelandguy.com
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