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    Info Internet cables to Middle East damaged again

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    Internet and phone communications between Europe, the Middle East, and Asia have been [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] 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. The cause of the break is as yet unknown, although some seismic activity was reported near Malta shortly before the cut was detected.

    In a statement released in relation to one of the breaks, France Telecom said: “The causes of the cut, which is located in the Mediterranean between Sicily and Tunisia, on sections linking Sicily to Egypt, remain unclear.” The French firm said it was sending a ship out to fix the line between Italy and Egypt, although it could take until 31 December to fully repair the line. The main damage through is to the four submarine cables running across the Mediterranean and through the Suez Canal. It is thought that 65% of traffic to India was down, while services to Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Taiwan and Pakistan have also been severely affected.

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    Default Re: Internet cables to Middle East damaged again

    wondered why there was no reply from the call centre?????

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    Default Re: Internet cables to Middle East damaged again

    I get the feeling that someone is doing this on purpose.

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    Default Re: Internet cables to Middle East damaged again

    Its no laugh splicing fibre normally, I`d hate to be the one at the bottom of the sea doing it!!
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    Default Re: Internet cables to Middle East damaged again

    Quote Originally Posted by Welsh Pete View Post
    Its no laugh splicing fibre normally, I`d hate to be the one at the bottom of the sea doing it!!
    Someone recently here stated they'd applied for a similar job with C&W...cant remember who it was now!

    Over 50K a year.
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    Default Re: Internet cables to Middle East damaged again

    Quote Originally Posted by Nibb View Post
    Someone recently here stated they'd applied for a similar job with C&W...cant remember who it was now!

    Over 50K a year.
    Any chance of digging that up Nibbler? I`d be quite interested.
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    Default Re: Internet cables to Middle East damaged again

    Was out in Thailand when this happened (ON BOTH OCCASSIONS!!).Just got back and its nice to have my full speed bCK.
    Just use enough water to cover your vegetables,the same goes for when you're having a bath....

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