Damaged Undersea Cables Impacts Global Telecom

Damaged Undersea Cables Impacts Global Telecom

A massive volume of telecommunications data flows through undersea cables.  We've seen the havoc that's created when one of them is severed, and it looks like the middle-east and western Asia are now experiencing the trouble created when 4 of them are damaged in a little less than a week.

Having one cable damaged is unusual, 2 or more in the same time period is very odd, but 4 is virtually unprecedented.

“Most telecommunications experts and cable operators say that sabotage seems unlikely, but no one knows what damaged the cables or whether the incidents were related.

One theory - that a wayward ship traveling off course because of bad weather was responsible for cutting the first two cables last week - was dismissed by the Egyptian government over the weekend.”
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