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RE: Sicily to Egypt undersea cable disruption

  • From: Rod Beck
  • Date: Fri Feb 01 17:58:38 2008

Title: RE: Sicily to Egypt undersea cable disruption

Well, when you have all these cables running through narrow straits or converging to the same stretch of beach, it does not strike me as at all extraordinary. 

An important factor is cooperation. Is there cooperation between the fiber optic guys and fishing associations to minimize hits?

I would wager there is close to zero.

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-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] on behalf of Martin Hannigan
Sent: Fri 2/1/2008 10:33 PM
To: Ahmed Maged (amaged)
Cc: Steven M. Bellovin; [email protected]
Subject: Re: Sicily to Egypt undersea cable disruption

On Feb 1, 2008 2:25 PM, Ahmed Maged (amaged) <[email protected]> wrote:
> "Does look normal to me" is far from a global conspiracy theory.
> Thank you for the translation but I think you got it wrong.

I agree, there should be a sanity check as I understand that they are
within close proximity of each other. Two ships slipping anchors and
causing cable breaks in the same area is odd, but if there's a storm
in the area, that would not be that much of a surprise. There should
be some logic to the madness.

I think that the moral of the story is that "more" operators should
try to better understand what diversity means beyond the metro. The
challenge is getting the information. The Teleography series of
internet/sub maps are interesting.  They don't demonstrate diversity
though, since they show figurative routing. Those nice and straight
lines are a pipe dream.