Archive for the ‘cable’ Category

Third undersea Internet cable cut in Mideast

February 2, 2008

(CNN) — An undersea cable carrying Internet traffic was cut off the Persian Gulf emirate of Dubai, officials said Friday, the third loss of a line carrying Internet and telephone traffic in three days.
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Dubai has been hit hard by an Internet outage apparently caused by a cut undersea cable.
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Ships have been dispatched to repair two undersea cables damaged on Wednesday off Egypt.

FLAG Telecom, which owns one of the cables, said repairs were expected to be completed by February 12. France Telecom, part owner of the other cable, said it was uncertain when repairs on it would be repaired.

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http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/02/01/internet.outage/?iref=hpmostpop

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