[council] Perfect time for the ICANN meeting
alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Thu Jan 31 20:35:50 UTC 2008
Last weekend there was a major fire at the Grand Hotel - one of the
few ICANN hotels, and now two of the three undersea cables serving
India has apparently been cut!
Cable Snafu Cuts Internet Access in India
Cuts to two subsea cables in the Mediterranean disrupted internet and
voice services in India and the Middle East. The two cables are the
prime direct links between Europe, the Middle East, and south Asia
Cuts to two subsea cables in the Mediterranean have severely
disrupted internet and voice services in India and the Middle East.
Damage to the Flag Europe-Asia and the SeaMeWe-4 cables have left
only the older SeaMeWe-3 system to provide service between Europe and
the Middle East, research firm TeleGeography said.
The two cables, with 620 Gbps in capacity, are the prime direct links
between Europe, the Middle East and south Asia.
Until service is restored, many carriers in Egypt and the Middle East
must now route their European traffic around the globe, through South
East Asia and across the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, TeleGeography said.
It is not clear what caused the cable breaks, which occurred on the
morning of January 30
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