Posted By Rich Miller On February 8, 2008 @ 11:55 am In Downtime | Comments Disabled
FLAG Telecom says that the Feb. 1 cut in a submarine telecom cable that caused outages in the emirate of Dubai was caused by a ship anchor. “The FALCON Cable cut between Dubai (UAE) and Al SEEB (Oman) is due to a ship anchor; an abandoned anchor (weighing 5-6 tonnes) was found,” the company said in an update on its web site. Repairs to the cable are expected to be completed by Sunday, Feb. 10. All circuits have already been rerouted, the company said.
FLAG is still investigating the cause of a cable cut near Alexandria, Egypt that was reported Jan. 30. The process involves tracking along the cable path and checking for cuts using an ROV (Remotely Operated Submarine Vehicles). It also expects that cable to be repaired by Sunday.
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URLs in this post:
 conspiracy: http://www.economist.com/world/international/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10653963
 theories: http://gigaom.com/2008/02/06/choose-your-own-conspiracy-undersea-cable-edition/
 Cable Fever and the ‘Fifth Cut’: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/Feb/07/cable_cut_fever_and_the_fifth_cut.html
 Submarine Cable Repairs Underway: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/Feb/06/submarine_cable_repairs_underway.html
 Cable Cuts, Coincidences and Conspiracies: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/Feb/03/cable_cuts_coincidences_and_conspiracies.html
 Egypt: Ships Didn’t Cut Internet Cable: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/Feb/04/egypt_ships_didnt_cut_internet_cable.html
 Cable Cut Disrupts Middle East Net traffic: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/Jan/30/cable_cut_disrupts_middle_east_net_traffic.html
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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