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Indian Undersea Cables Cut?

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posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 09:08 AM
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originally posted by: Maxatoria
Cables get damaged all the time especially by ships dragging anchors and you know its pretty common when they have specialised ships whos entire job is to fix breaks.


yep although we have multi sites all over india and all are out. its not even localized, its country wide.




posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 09:18 AM
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Wonder if its someone stuffed up a backup router with some dud BGP info and its sending loads of packets down a /dev/null hole?



posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 09:19 AM
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a reply to: redmage

I understand that. That was the current outage map. I find it hilarious.



posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 09:22 AM
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a reply to: zeetroyman

Today there are wondefull things called satelites... maybe the indian government should take a look on wikipedia to see what that is about..




posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 09:24 AM
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a reply to: zeetroyman

Interesting find! I wish I could post things I learn at work, lol...

Do you think this is a war game from China/Russia, or is it in regards to the Wu-Flu?



posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 09:34 AM
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originally posted by: TheAlleghenyGentleman
Do you mean south africa?

Underwater cables S.A.


I saw a pic of one of the 2 South Africa cables that were cut ... it had been melted/burnt. They guess it was a small underwater volcano ... not sure what the correct name is for that.



posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 09:44 AM
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originally posted by: TheAlleghenyGentleman
a reply to: zeetroyman

Keep us updated. Send us the next summary of events when it is posted so we can hear the resolve of this issue.

Best to hunker down in your local pub. Bring a towel.


The towel is a re-req along with a large bag of salted nuts



posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 09:45 AM
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a reply to: deltaalphanovember

Me neither. The article I posted tho called it a “perfect storm” of events that led to such an outage.


a reply to: Cymru

The salt content and protein is great for replenishing energy levels after a little space travel.

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edit on 25-2-2020 by TheAlleghenyGentleman because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 11:34 AM
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Maybe if you write some more buzz words it will be so.

a reply to: Maxatoria



posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 11:35 AM
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satellites are garbage for anything realtime. a reply to: zatara



posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 11:41 AM
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India has been a cesspool for decades- extreme overpopulation with almost no understanding of sanitation...

If I had to guess, the fancy new flu got there around the same time it got everywhere else (not suspicious at all) - and based on how china is reacting right now, india is probably on their last ditch to contain news of the outbreak.

m.imgur.com...

If that gif hasn't been taken down yet.... it's a video out of china.
10/10 that guy wasn't just detained, his remains are probably smoldering in a pile out of view.



posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 12:27 PM
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a reply to: zeetroyman

Many of the responses to this are bizarre. Are people not aware of the undersea cables' critical importance to communications infrastructure, and the fact that they get cut and repaired on a fairly regular basis?

It has nothing to do with electricians in India, nor of sanitary conditions in the subcontinent.



posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: zeetroyman

I would not be surprised if India were not still using some cables from the end of the British Empire period, we made them to last you know but they would struggle with today's information demand's.

Then again Indian Railways are still using old Scottish locomotives AND they are probably still running better and more on time than we have today over here in the UK.

I wonder if that Chinese firm may offer to fix them for a fair price, it would be ironic given the recent accusations (likely some if probable not all of them true) made against that firm.

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posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: zeetroyman

Our Indian Office were reporting Tata as quoting at least a 5 hour repair period.
I'll not check Slack while off duty but will post our findings here tomorrow.



posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 02:50 AM
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originally posted by: Cymru
a reply to: zeetroyman

Our Indian Office were reporting Tata as quoting at least a 5 hour repair period.
I'll not check Slack while off duty but will post our findings here tomorrow.



25/02/20 10:59 AM Tata quoted a 5 hour time to fix
26/02/20 06:42 AM Tata still quoting 5 hours

More to follow.



posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 03:04 AM
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Just a coincidence ?










posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 03:07 AM
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originally posted by: Cymru

originally posted by: Cymru
a reply to: zeetroyman

Our Indian Office were reporting Tata as quoting at least a 5 hour repair period.
I'll not check Slack while off duty but will post our findings here tomorrow.



25/02/20 10:59 AM Tata quoted a 5 hour time to fix
26/02/20 06:42 AM Tata still quoting 5 hours

More to follow.


No comms briefs out yet at my end. just checking if Bangalore is back online.



posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 03:10 AM
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So no more "This is Microsoft support calling" phone calls?



posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 04:42 AM
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originally posted by: Notoneofyou


Also, these cables break and are cut pretty regularly.

Do a simple search and have a peek at the "electricians" of india.

Your skin will crawl.


Maybe you should DO some "research" yourself Before making naive statements

9. UNDERWATER CABLES ARE NOT EASY TO REPAIR, BUT AFTER 150 YEARS, WE'VE LEARNED A TRICK OR TWO.


When a submarine cable is damaged, special repair ships are dispatched. If the cable is located in shallow waters, robots are deployed to grab the cable and haul it to the surface.
If the cable is in deep waters (6500 feet or greater), the ships lower specially designed grapnels that grab onto the cable and hoist it up for mending.

To make things easier, grapnels sometimes cut the damaged cable in two, and repair ships raise each end separately for patching above the water.




telegeography.com In describing the system of wires that comprises the Internet, Neal Stephenson once compared the earth to a computer motherboard. From telephone poles suspending bundles of cable to signs posted warning of buried fiber optic lines, we are surrounded by evidence that at a basic level, the Internet is really just a spaghetti-work of really long wires. But what we see is just a small part of the physical makeup of the net. The rest of it can be found in the coldest depths of the ocean. Here are 10 things you might not know about the Internet’s system of undersea cables.

10. THE INTERNET'S UNDERSEA BACKBONE IS BUILT TO LAST FOR 25 YEARS. As of 2014, there are 285 communications cables at the bottom of the ocean, and 22 of them are not yet in use.
"These are called "dark cables."

(Once they’re switched on, they’re said to be “lit.”) Submarine cables have a life expectancy of 25 years, during which time they are considered economically viable from a capacity standpoint. Over the last decade, however, global data consumption has exploded. In 2013, Internet traffic was 5 gigabytes per capita; this number is expected to reach 14 gigabytes per capita by 2018. Such an increase would obviously pose a capacity problem and require more frequent cable upgrades.

However, new techniques in phase modulation and improvements in submarine line terminal equipment (SLTE) have boosted capacity in some places by as much as 8000 percent. The wires we have are more than ready for the traffic to come.


www.mentalfloss.com...


BTW, "how"?
edit on 26-2-2020 by JohnnyJetson because: fools



posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 04:55 AM
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originally posted by: lordcomac


m.imgur.com...

If that gif hasn't been taken down yet.... it's a video out of china.

10/10 that guy wasn't just detained, his remains are probably smoldering in a pile out of view.


I had to laugh at the butterfly catcher!



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