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Re: Fourth cable damaged in Middle Eest (Qatar to UAE)

  • From: Raymond Macharia
  • Date: Mon Feb 04 01:35:10 2008

anyone with a source of unadulterated information from an operational point of view about this cuts. A search on the Net is springing up a lot of speculative whodunits.
Reason is, how will the affected regions get round this issue before the repairs are done. First thought would be to set up satellite links, not as good but better than nothing.


Sean Donelan wrote:

On Mon, 4 Feb 2008, Todd Underwood wrote:
there has has been a lot of speculation that this is all some US
prelude to war with iran.  while i don't claim to know much about
whether that makes any sense, i do know that if they're trying to
disconnect iran from the internet, they're doing a lousy job:

An extremely poor job if that was the intent. According to SLAC, throughput to Iran actually improved.

If the intent was to cut off Iran, they're picking the wrong cables.

TAE goes across the northern part of Iran

FLAG via UAE, SE-ME-WE-3 (not 4), ITOUR and KAFOS

Sometimes concicidences are concidences.