[funsec] three simultaneous cable cuts in mideast
vixie at isc.org
Fri Dec 19 15:47:56 CST 2008
if i were armed and angry and concerned that my culture was being diluted
by too much western influence, this is something i might think to do on
purpose. just a thought.
>> From: France Telecom / Press <infos.group at orange-ftgroup.com>
>> To: France Telecom / Press <infos.group at orange-ftgroup.com>
>> Subject: Three undersea cables cut: traffic greatly disturbed
>> between Europe and Asia/Near East zone
>> Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 17:09:03 +0100 (CET)
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>> Paris, December 19, 2008
>> Three undersea cables cut: traffic greatly disturbed between Europe
>> and Asia/Near East zone
>> 3 cables cut this morning (Sea Me We3 partly + Sea Me We4 + FLAG)
>> France Telecom Marine cable ship about to depart
>> France Telecom observed today that 3 major underwater cables were
>> cut: 93Sea Me We 494 at 7:28am, =93Sea Me We3=94 at 7:33am and FLAG =
>> The causes of the cut, which is located in the Mediterranean
>> between Sicily and Tunisia, on sections linking Sicily to Egypt,
>> remain unclear.
>> Most of the B to B traffic between Europe and Asia is rerouted
>> through the USA.
>> Traffic from Europe to Algeria and Tunisia is not affected, but
>> traffic from Europe to the Near East and Asia is interrupted to a
>> greater or lesser extent (see country list below).
>> Part of the internet traffic towards R=E9union is affected as well as =
>> 50% towards Jordan.
>> A first appraisal at 7:44 am UTC gave an estimate of the following=
>> impact on the voice traffic (in percentage of out of service
>> - Saudi Arabia: 55% out of service
>> - Djibouti: 71% out of service
>> - Egypt: 52% out of service
>> - United Arab Emirates: 68% out of service
>> - India: 82% out of service
>> - Lebanon: 16% out of service
>> - Malaysia: 42% out of service
>> - Maldives: 100% out of service
>> - Pakistan: 51% out of service
>> - Qatar: 73% out of service
>> - Syria: 36% out of service
>> - Taiwan: 39% out of service
>> - Yemen: 38% out of service
>> - Zambia: 62% out of service
>> France Telecom immediately alerted one of the two maintenance boats=
>> based in the Mediterranean area, the =93Raymond Croze=94. This France =
>> Telecom Marine cable ship based at Seyne-sur-Mer has received its
>> mobilization order early this afternoon and will cast off tonight
>> at 3:00 am with 20 kilometers spare cable on board. It should be on=
>> location on Monday morning for a relief mission.
>> Priority will be given to the recovery of the Sea Me We4 cable,
>> then on the Sea Me We3.
>> By December 25th, Sea Me We4 could be operating. By December 31st,=
>> the situation should be back to normal.
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