Connectivity status for Egypt

Paul Ferguson fergdawgster at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 01:46:06 CST 2011


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On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 11:39 PM, Joel Jaeggli <joelja at bogus.com> wrote:

> On 1/27/11 10:49 PM, Roy wrote:
>> Moral of the story: Separate facts from assumptions and guesses.  I did
>> some Google searches and that region has had large scale disruptions in
>> the past.  Several cables follow the same path to the Suez canal and
>> were hit.
>
> my links through the region are all fine, but they don't jump off the
> cable in egypt just pass through.
>
>> https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/2008_submarine_cable_disr
>> uption
>>

To my knowledge, no one has reported any cable problems in Norther Africa
- -- and news of those problems generally travels very fast.  :-)

Also, if there *was* a cable problem on one of the paths through the
vicinity, it affect more than just Egypt:

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/File:Cable_map18.svg

I don't think it takes a leap of imagination to understand what has
happened here.

- - ferg

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