Fifth cable cut in Mid-East (Was Re: [LINK] Fourth cable cut in Mideast

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Thu Feb 7 10:10:02 EST 2008


Howard Lowndes wrote:
> Don't the US have a cable submarine ( some modified attack sub ) that 
> they could use to sniff undersea cables, or is my conspiracy meter in 
> overdrive...?

here is another perspective -
 >   Bharti Airtel, VSNL and seven other global telcos have signed up to build a 
new submarine cable stretching from India to France via the Middle East.
<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Business/India_Business/Bharti_plans_new_undersea_cable/articleshow/2762799.cms>

To misquote Oscar Wilde...
To lose one Cable may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose five looks like 
carelessness.


> 
> Kim Holburn wrote:
>> Thanks for the links.
>>
>> Here's another.  Strange stuff happening.
>>
>> Cable damage hits 1.7m Internet users in UAE
>> http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2008/February/theuae_February155.xml&section=theuae 
>>
>> <http://tinyurl.com/2e6nwu>
>>
>>> Quoting TeleGeography and describing the effect the cuts had on the 
>>> Internet world, Mahesh Jaishanker, executive director, Business 
>>> Development and Marketing, du, said, “The submarine cable cuts in 
>>> FLAG Europe-Asia cable 8.3km away from Alexandria, Egypt and 
>>> SeaMeWe-4 affected at least 60 million users in India, 12 million in 
>>> Pakistan, six million in Egypt and 4.7 million in Saudi Arabia.”
>>>
>>> A total of five cables being operated by two submarine cable 
>>> operators have been damaged with a fault in each.
>>
>>
>>
>> On 2008/Feb/04, at 11:38 PM, Martin Barry wrote:
>>
>>> $quoted_author = "Kim Holburn" ;
>>>>
>>>>> February 3rd, 2008
>>>>> Fourth cable cut in Mideast
>>>
>>> There are questions about whether there is a fourth cable cut or whether
>>> it's just reporting of the original three being garbled in translation.
>>>
>>>
>>>>>     The transport ministry added that footage recorded by onshore 
>>>>> video
>>>>> cameras of the location of the cables showed no maritime traffic in 
>>>>> the
>>>>> area when the cables were damaged.
>>>
>>> Cables can stop functioning for any number of reasons. Anchors are a 
>>> common
>>> one but even sharks chewing them can be to blame!
>>>
>>>
>>>>> Many readers are reporting that another undersea fiber optic cable has
>>>>> been cut, apparently caused by another wayward anchor. It looks 
>>>>> like Iran
>>>>> has completely lost Internet connectivity."
>>>
>>> This is FUD. A single router in Iran was unreachable.
>>>
>>> http://www.renesys.com/blog/2008/02/attention_iran_is_not_disconne_1.shtml 
>>>
>>>
>>> They've had the best coverage of this situation.
>>>
>>> http://www.renesys.com/blog/2008/01/mediterranean_cable_break.shtml
>>> http://www.renesys.com/blog/2008/01/mediterranean_cable_break_part_1.shtml 
>>>
>>> http://www.renesys.com/blog/2008/02/mediterranean_cable_break_part.shtml
>>>
>>> cheers
>>> marty
>>>
>>> --"Nod.  Mindreading is a less useful skill than mindwriting, 
>>> considering
>>>  all the blank media on the hoof in every major city." - Anthony de Boer
>>>
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