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Subsea Cable Cut Update

9:00 AM -- For those interested in, or affected by, the three cable cuts in the Mediterranean last Friday, here are some updates. (See Subsea Cable Cuts Hit Euro/Asia Route.)

The Orange (NYSE: FTE) repair ship is on the scene to repair the two Sea-Me-We cables, according to various reports, including this one from AP and this one from the BBC.

Global Cloud Xchange , meanwhile, says its cable ship called Teliri "has been assigned for the repair work and is on its way to commence repairs. The repair is expected to be completed during this week, subject to weather conditions."

In an emailed statement to Light Reading, Reliance added: "The IP traffic has been automatically diverted via the Pacific region and customers continue to use the services. However, they may face some congestion and increased latency for the European sites. Reliance Globalcom is working closely with its suppliers and partners to build additional IP capacity and meet the year end traffic requirements."

It added: "The voice services of Reliance Communications to all destinations are working smoothly without any loss of connectivity. Reliance Globalcom is working closely with its customers to ensure normalcy of services."

The folk at TeleGeography have provided a useful map to show the routes of the affected cables.

— Ray Le Maistre, International News Editor, Light Reading

digits 12/5/2012 | 3:24:35 PM
re: Subsea Cable Cut Update Reliance Globalcom is providing updates on the status of the FLAG cable at


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