Repairs starts on undersea cable cut near UAE

February 2008
Red Herring;2/5/2008, p4
Trade Publication
The article reports that repair work has started on one of three broken undersea cables providing data services to parts of the Middle East and Asia. Undersea cable connections were disrupted off Egypt's northern coast in February 2008 when segments of two international cables were cut, affecting Internet access in the Gulf region and South Asia, and forcing service providers to re-route traffic. A third undersea cable, FALCON, was reported broken off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. FLAG Telecom said repair work had started.


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