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RE: TransAtlantic Cable Break

  • From: Roderick S. Beck
  • Date: Fri Jun 22 12:09:46 2007

You would be surprised at how many don't split their traffic among several
cable systems or if they do split, do due diligence on the terrestrial
backhaul that most of these cables share on the US and UK sides.

There is lot of cost pressure in the IP market and it is very tempting to
give all the business to one system in order to maximize cost savings.

And even those players who do split their traffic among the 7 major
TransAtlantic cables, many are not aware that six of those systems share
the conduit coming off the UK beaches. Six cables in one duct ...
>> Tell that to the 10 gig wave customers who lost service. Very few cable
>> systems provide protection at the 10 gig wave level.
> But surely you knew that going into the deal and did something about it?
> Neil.

Roderick S. Beck.
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