I have been thinking of writing for a while and the Internet cable disruptions in the west asia region has made things worse. My browsing and my comp have also been affected.
I do not happen to be the only one affected the IT enabled service sector and the service sector as a whole has been slowed down. The Indian BPOs seem to have been innovating and finding alternatives but common man (like me) and several others. After the two cables that were reported damaged latest is the third cable too is damaged.
The Falcon cable was cut 56 kilometres (35 miles) from Dubai, between Oman and the United Arab Emirates, according to its owner, FLAG Telecom, which is part of Reliance Communications.
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Theres some interesting stuff as well here is a dooms dayer predicting and FBI conspirasy. There seems to be more to it than that is visible to the eyes says the Indimedia forum that the Muslim websites are pulled down. The question common men like me are also asking is “Can this all be a coincidence?” The wonderfully pessimistic blog I hate to say this but this blogger feels (I am afraid I have started believing in all this hooooof)
“As you can see from the above map, there are several cable systems that connect Europe, the Middle East and Asia, via the Suez Canal. The countries highlighted in red are those whose Internet connectivity is being disrupted the most by this event. At Renesys, we geo-locate all routed networks and observe their reachability from over 250 locations around the globe. In the case of disasters like this, we will suddenly see a large percentage and/or a large number of country-specific networks disappear from the Internet. As the following charts show, Egypt and Pakistan lost the highest percentage of their networks, while India lost the least. However, India had the third highest total number of networks disappear. Looking at the cable map, it is not surprising that the Indian subcontinent was impacted by events off the coast of Egypt. There are essentially two ways to get to this part of the world: via the Suez Canal or via Southeast Asia. “
Here are the countries impacted (per the Renesys blog) :