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Re: BBC reports Kenya fiber break
From: virendra rode <virendra.rode () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 10:20:10 -0800

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On 02/27/2012 08:11 AM, Marshall Eubanks wrote:
Is anyone seeing this ?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17179544

"East Africa's high-speed internet access has been severely disrupted
after a ship dropped its anchor onto fibre-optic cables off Kenya's
coast."

Regards
Marshall

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I don't have a direct feedback into this disruption but from what I
gather they were able to (manually) re-route traffic (alternative
submarine cable and /or satellite systems) whether its slow that's a
different story but having performance degradation, as opposed to
complete service outage is still workable, IMO. Hopefully diversity will
help minimize localized damages as the global economy (communications,
education, business, entertainment, banking & commerce) continues to be
dependent on undersea cables.

Typically the GPS navigation suite has undersea cables well documented.
I for one am interested to know how this was overlooked or maybe human
error?


regards,
/virendra


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