sat-3 cut?

William Allen Simpson william.allen.simpson at
Sun Aug 9 21:09:49 CDT 2009

Nick Hilliard wrote:
> On 08/08/2009 18:09, William Allen Simpson wrote:
>> Not in a long time. My memory is that SAT-3 was supposed to be a nice
>> cooperative effort funded by the nations themselves, rather than an
>> outside investor. With cooperation, I'd have expected good peering.
> Indeed, it is a co-operative affair owned by several of the incumbent 
> telcos along the route, and one suspects that they engage in all of the 
> sort of benevolent, community-focussed behaviour that you'd expect from 
> incumbents.
Oh, neither of us are talking about benevolence.  If you and I have a
joint venture, then I'd expect we'd have no problem with interconnection.

> On a more serious note, and peering / interconnection arrangements 
> aside, the cable fault indicates a critical lack of resilience on the 
> west coast of africa.
True.  Does NANOG have an outreach and construction program?  If not, it's
probably not on-topic....

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