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Mediterrean submarine cables are cut, affecting internet

Friday 19 December 2008 | 21:56 CET | News
Three international submarine cables in the Mediterranean Sea were damaged on 19 December, causing significant disruptions to internet and phone traffic in the Middle East, India and all of the Gulf states. The location of the fault was thought to have occurred between Tunisia and Italy. The three damaged cables are the Flag Europe-Asia cable, operated by global data network operator Reliance Globalcom, and two consortium cables, SeaMeWe-3 and SeaMeWe-4 owned jointly by several telecommunications companies. Additionally, there were reports that the GO-1 cable connecting Malta with Sicily had

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: France Telecom / Reliance Globalcom
Countries: World
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