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Re: BBC reports Kenya fiber break
From: Rob Evans <internetplumber () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 16:24:35 +0000

Constantly shifting ice shelves and glaciers make a terrestrial cable
landing very difficult to implement on Antarctica.  Satellite connectivity
is likely the only feasible option.  There are very few places in
Antarctica that are reliably ice-free enough of the time to make a viable
terrestrial landing station.  Getting connectivity from the landing station
to other places on the continent is another matter altogether.

The British Antarctic Survey certainly use (used) satellite:

<http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/bas_research/techniques/tech7.php>

They gave a good presentation about it a couple of years ago:

<http://webmedia.company.ja.net/content/documents/shared/networkshop300310/blake_theuseofnetworksinthepolarregions.pdf>

Cheers,
Rob


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