Undersea cable damages in the Atlantic?

Anurag Bhatia me at anuragbhatia.com
Tue Jan 18 18:17:24 UTC 2022

Are you sure it was about poor routing to Singapore and not poor routing to
networks in EU?

The reason I ask is that a majority of connectivity has been lost to EU and
EU > India is mostly via US > Singapore now.
I see high latency on this route for that reason but so far haven't seen
packet loss or routing issues with Singapore.


On Tue, Jan 18, 2022 at 10:46 PM Christopher Munz-Michielin <
christopher at ve7alb.ca> wrote:

> For what it's worth we have a provider in India for an anycast network
> who gave us a similar answer when we ticketed them about poor routing to
> Singapore.
> Chris
> On 2022-01-18 9:08 a.m., Mukund Sivaraman wrote:
> > We received the following email today from our upstream (in India):
> >
> >> Our transit traffic partners have reported multiple sub-sea cable
> >> damages on the Atlantic route towards Europe and US east coast. Users
> >> might face additional latency and occasional packet loss towards these
> >> destinations.
> >>
> >> Our partners are working with relevant authorities and cable sea
> >> companies for restoration and will take few days to address it. We
> >> will inform as soon as this is resolved. Inconvenience caused is
> >> highly regretted.
> > I've read about cable cuts due to the Tonga volcanic eruption, but the
> > above as "multiple cable damages" is mentioned as in the Atlantic. Does
> > anyone know more about this? A news search for "cable cuts" didn't bring
> > up anything aside from the Tonga story.
> >
> >               Mukund

Anurag Bhatia
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