Middle East

  • UN agency doesn't rule out sabotage in undersea cable outages

    Maybe it was sabotage? Hmmmmmm The International Telecommunications Union, a UN organization, has not ruled out sabotage as the cause of some of those undersea cable outages that plagued the Middle East a few weeks ago. The official explanation—that a ship’s anchor did the damage—apparently can only explain one outage. Essentially, the ITU doesn’t want to rule anything… Read More

  • Abandoned anchor responsible for damaged Middle East Internet cables

    [photopress:goneundersea.jpg,full,right] Not quite sharks with lasers attached to their heads. ’twas an abaonded anchor that cut all those Middle East undersea Internet cables. The 5.5 ton (!) anchor is owned by one of the companies (FLAG Telecom) whose cables were cut. No one knows exactly how the anchor cut the cables—have you seen how complicated those things are?—but FLAG… Read More