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Cable linking Qatar to the United Arab Emirates was damaged
on Sunday, February 3, causing more telecommunication disruptions.
Egypt's Communications Ministry reported Sunday that damage to the undersea internet cables in the Mediterranean was not caused by ship anchors, as previously speculated. In fact, the Egyptian transport ministry said that onshore video cameras at the location of the damaged cables did not show any ship traffic in the area when the communication cables were damaged.
cables did not show any ship traffic in the area when the communication cables were damaged.
Around 90 percent of the services were expected to be restored by Sunday, the ISPAI said.
Cables of this strength are typically 69 mm in diameter and weigh over 10,000 kilograms a kilometer. In deeper waters lighter and less insulated cables are used.
Originally posted by 44soulslayer
Could this be the calm before the storm? The media blackout before the start of a war against Iran?
"Pentagon: The internet needs to be dealt with as if it were an "enemy weapons system".