Friday, February 01, 2008

Technology Review: Fallout from Mideast damage from cut cables spreads to India

A timely reality check

Fallout spread Thursday from a cut in two undersea Internet cables off Egypt's coast, with India waking up to half of its bandwidth disrupted and widespread outages still hampering a wide swathe of the Mideast.

Officials said it could take a week or more to fix the cables, in part because of bad weather. Officials in several countries were scrambling to reroute traffic to satellites and to other cables through Asia.

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The biggest impact to the rest of the world could come from the outages across India, where many U.S. companies outsource back-office operations including customer service call centers.

Technology Review: Fallout from Mideast damage from cut cables spreads to India

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