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Internet Disruption – Submarine cable in the Middle East has been snapped!

Three out of 4 cables in the Middle East connecting to the world has been cut off for unknown reason. No ship activity has been detected around the area during the cut off. The cut off remains a mystery to many…but I believe the authorities should have some insight info that is not for the public to know…

Here’s now the cable looks like:


1 Polyethylene cover
2,4 Stranded steel armour wires
3,5 Tar-soaked nylon yarn
6 Polycarbonate insulator
7 Copper sheath
8 Protective core
9 Optical fibres
Not to scale

“For this to happen twice in one year, on the same cable, is a serious cause for concern.”   Jonathan Wright, Interoute

In Malaysia, we do not feel much different, unlike the early year disruption/cut off which have severely affected the internet connection to the west. Still, there should be some network congestion or slowness around the globe till end of this year. Full service should be resumed by 31st December 2008, before the new year of 2009.

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