Third undersea Internet cable cut in Mideast
An undersea cable carrying Internet traffic was cut off the Persian Gulf emirate of Dubai, officials said Friday, the third loss of a line carrying Internet and telephone traffic in three days.
Ships have been dispatched to repair two undersea cables damaged on Wednesday off Egypt.
The loss of the two Mediterranean cables -- FLAG Telecom's FLAG Europe-Asia cable and SeaMeWe-4, a cable owned by a consortium of more than a dozen telecommunications companies -- has snarled Internet and phone traffic from Egypt to India.
It may take sometime to fix the cut but we are rerouting the traffic to another cable in the U.K. and U.S
Report that someone severed tsunami buoy off Indonesian coast
Did someone intentionally move one of four tsunami detectors that sit off the coast of Indonesia?
Ridwan Djamaluddin, the head of that country's marine research center, tells AFP that one of the devices is missing, and he thinks "the unit was deliberately pulled out from its place."
"The buoy is attached with a steel line to an ocean floor unit. The steel line was severed at a depth of 150 meters," he tells the French news agency.
Originally posted by makeitso
Didn't Dubai just purchase all the U.S. mortgage debt a couple weeks ago?
Originally posted by loam
Possibly four communication cables... one buoy... a falling spy satellite....
Any bets on a partridge in a pear tree?
Yesterday and today, huge regions in Asia, Africa and the Middle East are suffering internet blackouts after two long, underwater fiber optic cables were severed, probably due to human error. One of the cables was the famous 17,000 mile FLAG cable, whose route from Japan around the Middle East to Europe you can see in the map above (it even goes through the Suez Canal). The worst part? According to Ryan Singel of Threat Level, this kind of outage likely represents the future of the global internet.
Originally posted by V Kaminski
I'm getting some streams out of Iran... I spotchecked 6, 1 was not in Iran but in Dubai. Try WHOIS if one has an interest. The 6 I've checked were slow but OK. I checked in the last 15 minutes.
[edit on 1-2-2008 by V Kaminski]