Wednesday, February 06, 2008

MISCHIEF MAKING?

Who cut the 'net? A storm, a quake, a sub? Al Bawaba reports:
Internet connectivity still remains slow in several Middle East countries due to the cable damage near Egypt, Iran and Dubai. An improvement is not expected soon as operators claim there are many complexities involved in fixing the problem. In addition, all voice calls, corporate data and video traffic were also affected.

The first two cables, off Alexandria in Egypt, were cut on January 23. ...

A total of five cables being operated by two submarine cable operators have been damaged with a fault in each. These are SeaMeWe-4 (South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe-4) near Penang, Malaysia, the FLAG Europe-Asia near Alexandria, FLAG near the Dubai coast, FALCON near Bandar Abbas in Iran and SeaMeWe-4, also near Alexandria.
Something interesting is about to happen in the Middle East.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't say that!

I lost internet service last night. Is something interesting about to happen here?

SNIDERMAN said...

Ron,

are you Mulderizing about a new precaution to take before starting a new war?

Some suggestions have been that ships were rerouted over the cable no-sail zone during bad weather. Then, oops.

Anonymous said...

There's a sign post up ahead, you've just entered the Whining Geek Zone.

OMG! OMG! My Internet. WTF am I going to do?

Anonymous said...

I don't know, man, it seems a bit weird that in the time period while Mediacom claims "all of Missouri" was without their esteemed internet services, Obama managed to "surge" ahead of Clinton, who until then was ahead of him to the point that I'd turned off the news channels not really wondering if it was a nail-biter. Hmmmm. (play spooky music here)

Busplunge said...

I picked up on this last Sunday. At that time only (only?) four cables were broken. It matters. Nothing to see here now folks, move along, show's over, all just a series of "coincidences" and "intelligence failures"...
http://technocrat.net/d/2008/2/3/35548
Others think Bush and Cheney getting ready to attach Iran.

Jason said...

I just want to know who's going to play the part of Dana Scully to Ron's Fox Mulder.

Whitney Scott? Emily Rittman? Joe Daues?

Anonymous said...

Duh. Me. Right Ron?