India Internet capacity at 80 pct after cables break

India’s Internet services were operating at about 80 percent of capacity on Friday after breaks in undersea cables disrupted Web access, and normal services could be restored in a week, an industry official said.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUKL3026621820080201How one clumsy ship cut off the web for 75 million people
A flotilla of ships may have been dispatched to reinstate the broken submarine cable that has left the Middle East and India struggling to communicate with the rest of the world, but it took just one vessel to inflict the damage that brought down the internet for millions.According to reports, the internet blackout, which has left 75 million people with only limited access, was caused by a ship that tried to moor off the coast of Egypt in bad weather on Wednesday. Since then phone and internet traffic has been severely reduced across a huge swath of the region, slashed by as much as 70% in countries including India, Egypt and Dubai.
www.guardian.co.uk/business/2008/feb/01/internationalpersonalfinancebusiness.internetUndersea cable accident a test of the Internet
Two cables carrying Internet traffic under the Mediterranean Sea were snapped Wednesday, disrupting business half a world away.The Internet’s speed and resilience have fueled the globalization of many kinds of work, such as call centers, software development and data entry. But the rare Internet traffic jam or accident can wreak havoc in far-flung places.
http://www.latimes.com/technology/la-fi-india1feb01,1,5034745.storyFinger-Thin Cables Tie Internet Together [AP]
The lines that tie the globe together by carrying phone calls and Internet traffic are just two-thirds of an inch thick where they lie on the ocean floor.The foundation for a connected world seems quite fragile, an impression reinforced this week when a break in two cables in the Mediterranean Sea disrupted communications across the Middle East and into India and neighboring countries.Yet the network itself is fairly resilient. In fact, cables are broken all the time, usually by fishing lines and ship anchors, and few of us notice. It takes a confluence of factors for a cable break to cause an outage.
news.smh.com.au/fingerthin-cables-tie-internet-together/20080201-1pfo.html
news.theage.com.au/fingerthin-cables-tie-internet-together/20080201-1pfo.htmlCrippling Mideast Internet Blackout Could Last Two Weeks
Severe Internet and phone service outages hit Egypt and India Wednesday after two submarine cable communication lines were severed. Submarine cable lines are the main connection lines for Internet service providers (ISPs) and telephony companies. The two lines that connect Egypt sit just off the coast of Alexandria. They were severed at approximately 6 a.m. local time. The accidents knocked out Internet connections throughout 70 percent of the country and international calls throughout 30 percent of the country, according to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
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