Underwater Cable Cut Today/Internet Traffic Being Re-Routed

alamode, if SWME fails, the ISPs should be able to

switch to a backup link/satellite/etc. Just like when

you are eating at a fancy restaurant and the light

goes off, mid-burki.

You expect them to be prepared for that, right ?. :)

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Sheikh 'Dil Mangey More' Chilli

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alamode, if SWME fails, the ISPs should be able to

switch to a backup link/satellite/etc. Just like when

you are eating at a fancy restaurant and the light

goes off, mid-burki.

You expect them to be prepared for that, right ?. :)

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Sheikh ‘Dil Mangey More’ Chilli

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I totally agree with your logic. ISPs can use satellite link for load balancing (at peak times) and when light-goes-off (underwater cables are cut) then switch fully to satellite links.

We should have another fibre optic link from China. That would be really work as an alternative (or even basic in many cases)connection. By that we can have both the link through central Asia and pacific..

I have an wild idea about another ambitious plan. How about to lay down a fiber-optic from Pakistan, through Afghanistan, Russia, Siberia to USA. In those cold waters, there are no sharks and rarely any ship :D

But then again, there is more danger that cable will get cut in Afghanistan than in Arctic Ocean :D

Well,eventually we can connect to Russia and Europe from the Afghan route. But right now through cable through china to pacific and Russia is a better option. Secondly Sharks don't eat cable usually. I don't think Sharks go that deep in the water, and it would really be a long cable,and it bypasses it..It is likely to pass through seismically active area. And it is not easy to repair it,especially in the winter. But we must have alternative to this highly unreliable "Reliance" cable.

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I think our Country loyal lawyers must take long march against this cable cutting situation so that things can be taken care of

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But then again, there is more danger that cable will get cut in Afghanistan than in Arctic Ocean :D
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It’ll probably get blown, yes! :P

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I think our Country loyal lawyers must take long march against this cable cutting situation so that things can be taken care of
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:lol:

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alamode, if SWME fails, the ISPs should be able to

switch to a backup link/satellite/etc. Just like when

you are eating at a fancy restaurant and the light

goes off, mid-burki.

You expect them to be prepared for that, right ?. :)

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Sheikh ‘Dil Mangey More’ Chilli

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Yes they should but if you look at it, Its not only one ISP or one Country, Lots of countries are effected.

We've all seen the poor Afghan rag pickers around town.

They will dive into a dumpster and strip it of anything that's

made out of paper. Dedicated and highly efficient.

The British in the 18-19th century had to lay down train

tracks that went through the Yousufzai tribal area (FATA).

The Brits made a pact with the tribe, where they offered

guarantee for it's safety.

To this day, hundreds of years later, not a single bolt has

been taken out of those tracks which have only suffered

the ravages of time. They could have easily sold the metal

for scrap and used the wood for fuel... but nobody, to this

day, has laid a hand on it. That, is their code.

There is unimaginable potential that remains locked in the

land and the people to our west. We share a common

heritage and are bonded by faith. We just have to get our

act together, man.

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Sheikh 'Zara Num Ho...' Chilli

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To this day, hundreds of years later, not a single bolt has

been taken out of those tracks which have only suffered

the ravages of time.

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Amazing. This is the same Pakistan where almost daily robbers stole telephone and electricity wires from poles.

And they have not stolen single piece from that track. Wow! Indeed, They are people of their words.

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We’ve all seen the poor Afghan rag pickers around town.

They will dive into a dumpster and strip it of anything that’s

made out of paper. Dedicated and highly efficient.

The British in the 18-19th century had to lay down train

tracks that went through the Yousufzai tribal area (FATA).

The Brits made a pact with the tribe, where they offered

guarantee for it’s safety.

To this day, hundreds of years later, not a single bolt has

been taken out of those tracks which have only suffered

the ravages of time. They could have easily sold the metal

for scrap and used the wood for fuel… but nobody, to this


day
, has laid a hand on it. That, is their code.

There is unimaginable potential that remains locked in the

land and the people to our west. We share a common

heritage and are bonded by faith. We just have to get our

act together, man.

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Sheikh ‘Zara Num Ho…’ Chilli

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Very well said sheikh_chilli!!.. Pakistan is a land of extreme potential!.. all we need is education and unity!