Severed cable disrupts Middler East web access

Internet and phone communications between Europe, the Middle East, and Asia have been seriously disrupted after submarine cables were severed.It is thought the FLAG FEA, SMW4, and SMW3 lines, near the Alexandria cable station in Egypt, have all been cut.A fault was also reported on the GO submarine cable 130km off Sicily.Experts warned that it may be days before the fault is fixed and said the knock on effect could have serious repercussions on regional economies.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7792688.stmDamaged cables cause internet outages for millions
Millions of web users across the Middle East are struggling to get online after damage to undersea cables connecting Europe, Africa and Asia took down a major route for internet traffic.As much as 70% of internet traffic and telephone communications between the continents has been affected by the outage.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/dec/19/undersea-cables-cutDamaged undersea cables disrupting service
Parts of Asia, the Middle East, and Europe experienced Internet and telephone outages Friday when three undersea cables between Italy and Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea were damaged.The affected cable systems, which run from Alexandria in northern Egypt to Sicily in southern Italy, carry more than 75 percent of traffic between the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-10127123-94.htmlUndersea cable cuts disrupt Internet access [IDG]
Internet and telephone traffic between Europe, the Middle East and Asia was hampered today after three major underwater data lines were cut, according to France Telecom.The cuts occurred between 07:28 and 08:06 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) (2:28 a.m. and 03:06 a.m. Eastern) on lines in the Mediterranean Sea that connect Sicily to Tunisia and Egypt, the telecommunications company said.
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