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Another Cable Cut?

The Khaleej Times reports that there are now five Middle East undersea cable that have been cut. The first, only now reported, was the Flag Telcom FALCON cable on 23 January, one week before the latest round. (tip)

Here they are:

  • SeaMeWe-4 (South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe-4) near Penang, Malaysia (nd)
  • FLAG near the Dubai coast (1 Feb)
  • FLAG Europe-Asia near Alexandria, Egypt (30 Jan)
  • SeaMeWe-4, near Alexandria, Egypt (30 Jan)
  • Flag FALCON near Bandar Abbas in Iran and (23 Jan)

Mahesh Jaishanker, executive director, Business Development and Marketing, du, said, “The submarine cable cuts in FLAG Europe-Asia cable 8.3km away from Alexandria, Egypt and SeaMeWe-4 affected at least 60 million users in India, 12 million in Pakistan, six million in Egypt and 4.7 million in Saudi Arabia.”

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By Kathy E. Gill

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