Undersea cable cuts – Act of sabotage not ruled out

The International Telecommunication Union has claimed that it is likely the numerous undersea cable cuts were an act of sabotage. While it was possible that one cable could have been damaged by a ship’s anchor the others were too deep. Besides the chances of five cables being cut within a two week period was unlikely.

With the increasing impact and reliance on technology, especially in the Indian economy, it is essential that there are contingency plans in place. While India definitely avoided a total meltdown, the incident definitely caused a dent in the Internet connectivity in several cities.

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One comment

  1. The Inquirer linked to an article which said that ITU hadn’t yet ruled out sabotage. You amplified a journalistic distortion.

    http://news.smh.com.au/saboteurs-may-have-cut-mideast-telecom-cables-un-agency/20080219-1sv3.html