Connectivity status for Egypt

Marshall Eubanks tme at americafree.tv
Fri Jan 28 07:33:29 CST 2011


On Jan 28, 2011, at 3:29 AM, Carlos Alcantar wrote:

> Looks like you can still make phone calls into Egypt.  So it's not totally lights out...
> 

Mobile is apparently being shut down now :

http://www.vodafone.com/content/index/press.html

Statement - Vodafone Egypt
All mobile operators in Egypt have been instructed to suspend services in selected areas. Under Egyptian legislation the authorities have the right to issue such an order and we are obliged to comply with it. The Egyptian authorities will be clarifying the situation in due course . 

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I think that clarifications are unnecessary in this case. 

Regards
Marshall


> 
> Carlos Alcantar
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Ferguson [mailto:fergdawgster at gmail.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2011 11:46 PM
> To: Joel Jaeggli
> Cc: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: Connectivity status for Egypt
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> On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 11:39 PM, Joel Jaeggli <joelja at bogus.com> wrote:
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>> 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_d
>>> isr
>>> 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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