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Re: Undersea fiber cut after Taiwan earthquake - PCCW / Singtel / KT e tc connectivity disrupted

  • From: Gaurab Raj Upadhaya
  • Date: Thu Dec 28 03:01:34 2006

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On Dec 28, 2006, at 5:35 AM, Jared Mauch wrote:

	I've wondered how many boats/subs exist for these repairs
and if attempting to do them all in parallel is going to be a big
problem.  With 6 systems having outages, it will be interesting to see
when various paths/systems come back online and if there is a gating
factor in underseas repair gear being available in the region.
Much of the affected cables are managed under the SEAIOCMA (South East Asia Indian Ocean Cable Maintenance Agreement). I am not sure how many ships they have on stand-by in the region, but probably not enough to send out one ship to each of the faults, given that multiple faults have been reported on most cable systems.

I presume, the more important cable systems - those with higher stakes for the SEAIOCMA signatories will get repaired first followed by others.


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