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More Undersea Cables Cut

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, December 20, 2008
11 years ago2,473 views

[ news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology ... | BBC]
<<Internet and phone communications between Europe, the Middle East, and Asia have been seriously disrupted after submarine cables were severed.

It is thought the FLAG FEA, SMW4, and SMW3 lines, near the Alexandria cable station in Egypt, have all been cut.

A fault was also reported on the GO submarine cable 130km off Sicily. >>

<<The cause of the break is as yet unknown, although some seismic activity was reported near Malta shortly before the cut was detected.
Subsea cables to Malta
A second subsea cable to Malta is currently being laid

In a statement released in relation to one of the breaks, France Telecom said: "The causes of the cut, which is located in the Mediterranean between Sicily and Tunisia, on sections linking Sicily to Egypt, remain unclear." >>

Anyone else think this isn't coincidence?

MZaza [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

That sucks! I'm in Egypt...
It took me about 1-3 minutes to open blogoscoped, depending on the time if there're lots of people trying to use the net or not.

Thank god, I use GMail and GReader it's fast in comparison to most of other sites.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

That sucks :(

*Sends comfort*

brinke guthrie [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Microsoft probably did it.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Why?

MZaza [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Well, here they say it's a political thing.
3 cables have been cut at the same time!!

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Nice picture here:


renesys.com/blog/2008/12/med_c ...

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