Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Undersea Middle East and Asia Cables cut

Saboteurs may have cut Mideast telecom cables

The article suggests that foul play may have been involved in the recent telecommunications issues of the Middle East and parts of Asia. Of lesser importance is the need to know how the cables were discovered in deep waters to have been purportedly sabotaged?

Over the years countries have tried to secure telecommunications with increasing layers of security. Internet backbone maps are even difficult to find at present. So how were the cables found? However why was sabotage used instead of terrorism? Is it believed a disgruntled employee did the act?

More questions than answers come from this announcement by the ITU. I think many supposed the line failures were more than just failures.

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