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  • Three Men Arrested For Attempting To Cut Undersea Internet Cable In Egypt

    Three Men Arrested For Attempting To Cut Undersea Internet Cable In Egypt

    Egyptian authorities arrested three men off the coast of Alexandria for attempting to sever an undersea Internet cable. The SEA-ME-WE 4 main line was part of a cable network that spanned the Mediterranean and connects Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Western Europe and has 39 landing points, including Alexandria. Seacom, a cable operator, said that the attacks reduced network speed in Egypt. Read More

  • This Is Where The Magic Happens

    This Is Where The Magic Happens

    Seventeen years ago Wired published Neal Stephenson's magisterial epic “Mother Earth Mother Board”, about the web of undersea fibre-optic cables being built to connect all of humanity. Well - almost all. Africa, again, was left behind. Until 2009, all of East Africa could only connect to the Internet over slow and hugely expensive satellite links. Finally, two years ago, SEACOM laid a cable… Read More