Sunday, December 21, 2008

Submarine Cables Are Cut Again.

Map from Gaurdian
Submarine Cables are having a another disruption this year. Earlier this year the submarine communication cables were cut as many as five times.
The latest cuts are reported to be the FLAG FEA, SMW4, and SMW3 lines, near the Alexandria cable station in Egypt, have all been cut. Responding to the trouble, 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."They are sending a ship out to fix the line between Italy and Egypt, but warned that it might take closer to 10 days to repair the cables.
Due to the cable cut, 65% of traffic to India was disrupted, and Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Taiwan and Pakistan have also been severely affected.
It is suspected that the recent seismic activity in the area may have caused the damage.


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