Skip to comments.Repairs begin on undersea cable
Posted on 12/21/2008 6:41:36 PM PST by Cindy
A French crew has begun to repair two undersea cables in the Mediterranean that were severed on Friday, disrupting internet and phone communications.
A robot submarine will locate the ends of the cables on the sea bed and bring them to the surface to be re-connected.
They were cut somewhere between Sicily and Tunisia, probably by an anchor.
Egypt says it has been able to restore most of its communications by re-routing services, but other parts of the Middle East remain badly affected. Experts have warned that it may be days before the fault is fixed and that the knock-on effect could have serious repercussions on regional economies.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...
Gilligan: Lady, listen! We’re stranded on a deserted island, and we found this telephone cable, and we tapped into it, and there’s no booth or coin slot or even a phone!!
Sort of tech ping...
Damn, haven't been on Facebook in days...
If I were Achmadinajad (sp?) I wouldn't be sleeping too well.
Now that’s funny!
Lots of details here:
Update: 3 undersea cable cuts hit India net traffic
Thank you very much Oorang for pointing to this link.
Ahhh, le Frenche ... but what if one of le diver's 3 month's socialist vacation is scheduled to begin while he is still in the middle of this ocean dive?? In that case I guess repair of the cable would just have to wait for a few months.
What is le beeg hurry, anyway??
Geez, they must lay it with a lot of slack.
That was one of my first thoughts too, after reading the article.
I wonder if they lay it in a zigzag or wavy pattern so there is excess at all points in case of a break like this one.
I don’t know Still Thinking.
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